The Board

The ISEA International foundation board is the governing body of ISEA. The primary role of the Board is to oversee the continuation of the annual symposia, build and maintain a comprehensive symposium archive. The Board meets via Skype and holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at each symposium, where it updates the public on its activities and invites organisations bidding for future symposia to present their proposals.


ISEA International extends its deep thanks to the Board members who served until the end of 2016: Peter Anders, Ian Clothier, Bonnie Mitchell, Wim van der Plas

 We also welcome the new board members, who serve as from 1st January 2017:Ernest Edmonds( Chair) Mike Phillips ( Secretary) Anne Nigten (Treasurer), Pat Badani, Ricardo Dal Farra, Rob La Frenais and Roger Malina

Over the coming year the new Board will review ISEA’s mission and strategy. It will set a way forward that, building on its strong history, provides a sustainable and exciting future.

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Ernest Edmonds (Chair)

Nationality: British and Australian

Current country of residence: UK/Australia

Profession: Artist/researcher

Current position or most important activity: Professor of Computational Art,
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK: Founding Director, Creativity and Cognition
Studios, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia: General Editor, Cultural
Computing Book series, Springer.


 Mike Phillips (Secretary)

Nationality: British

Current country of residence: UK

Profession: Artist/Academic

Current position or most important activity: Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Director of Research at i-DAT, Plymouth University, UK.


 Anne Nigten (Treasurer)

Nationality:  Dutch

Current country of residence: The Netherlands

Profession: academic, director

Current position or most important activity: Professor Smart & Inclusive Society, Research Center Creating 010, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Director of the Patching Zone, trans-disciplinary innovation laboratories in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


Pat Badani

Nationality: Born in Argentina, Canadian & USA Citizen

Current country of residence: Argentina / Canada / USA

Profession: Media artist-researcher, educator, writer, and curator

Current position or most important activity: Lead Editor Artelogie, Vol 11, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS – Paris), Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS – France); Director of “Al Grano”© Project



Ricardo Dal Farra

Nationality: Born in Argentina. Argentinian/Canadian/Italian citizen.

Current country of residence: Canada (and Argentina)

Profession: artist, composer, researcher, educator

Current position or most important activity: Professor of music and media arts at the Music Department of Concordia University in Canada. Director of the Electronic Arts Research and Experimentation Centre (CEIArtE) at National University of Tres de Febrero in Argentina. Directing the Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection. Founder-director of the Understanding Visual Music (UVM) and Balance-Unbalance (BunB) international conference series.

Rob La Fresais

Rob La Frenais

 Nationality: UK

 Country of residence: France

 Profession: Independent contemporary art curator, writer and academic

Current position or most important activity: Visiting fellow of Bournemouth University, visiting curator at the Maison Des Arts Georges Pompidou, Cajarc, France and visiting curator at FACT Liverpool. He runs the 3-year Future of Transportation project at Srishti Institute, Bangalore.


Roger Malina

Nationality: USA

Country of residence: USA, France

Profession: astronomer,  art-science researcher, editor and academic

Current position or most important activity: Distinguished Professor

of Art and Technology, and Professor of Physics, at the University of

Texas at Dallas .. He serves as the Associate Director of ATEC.

Executive Editor of the Leonardo Publications at MIT Press, Member of

the Boards of Directors of Leonardo /ISAST Leonardo/OLATS