ISEA2022 Barcelona Pre-conference Event

ISEA2022 Barcelona Pre-conference Event

The Limits of What is Possible: Research in Art and Science. June 10th 16h CEST. 

June 10th

  • 16:00 – 16:10


    Welcome by Pau Alsina, General Chair and Artistic Director of ISEA2022

  • 16:10 – 17:15

    First round table

    With Paloma González, Jaime del Val, José Luís Arroyo and  Paula Fernández.

    Moderated by Pau Waelder

  • 17:15 – 18:30

    Second round table

    With Andrés Burbano, Carolina Fernández, José María de Luelmo, Ada Xiaoyu Hao and Predrag Nikolic.

    Moderated by Vanina Hofman

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ISEA2020 Montreal update

Montreal, June 10, 2020 — ISEA2020 from October 13 to 18, 2020 goes entirely digital, with an innovative experiential format.
The worldwide COVID-19 outbreak has forced ISEA2020 in Montreal to be postponed to October 13 to 18. The physical distancing measures put in place in many countries and the travel restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the pandemic mean that we cannot all be physically present in Montreal. Montreal Digital Spring (Printemps numérique) – the organizers of ISEA2020 – have thus decided to make the symposium a 100% online event. Our team is currently working on the platform that will allow us to come together, connect, and exchange knowledge and practices, despite the physical distance. We worked with our partners and collaborators, experts in art, design, science and technology to (if only begin to) reinvent the format of academic interdisciplinary conferencing!

Read the academic chairs’ statements regarding the ISEA2020 online turn here.

Our main strategies for ISEA2020 Online:

  • Programming: ISEA2020 is a full week of research and creation, 100% online, with more than 300 international speakers and artists from over 40 countries.

  • Connecting: We are working on the online platform to ensure we meet ISEA’s core values of encouraging and promoting creative exchanges between diverse groups; of creating opportunities for networking and informal meetings, in addition to ensuring the good flow of panel sessions.

  • Programming for all the time-zones: From October 13 to 16, conference presentations will unfold over 16 consecutive hours each day, in order to include participants in all the time zones, from East Asia to the west Americas.

  • Reduced registration fee: The registration fee has been reduced. In addition to saving travel costs, ISEA2020 Online is accessible at a significantly reduced fee, hoping it will attract a larger number of participants, including more students and independent artists.

  • Live Q&A: All presentation sessions, including keynote sessions, will include live Q&A periods, mediated by invited delegates.

  • Art Programming:  We are working with artists and partners on strategies to showcase the selected projects and special programming.

While we regret not seeing you in Montreal, the new format will make ISEA2020 accessible to a larger number and will certainly contribute to a broader discussion on how to produce and transfer knowledge and showcase art through connected digital communication platforms. Our team is committed to ensuring the high standard of creative and academic contributions that is paramount to ISEA.

We look forward to seeing you online this fall!


You can now purchase your ISEA2020 Online Pass at the Early Bird rates of CAD $99(regular) and CAD $69 (students), offer valid until August 13.

If you purchased your pass before June 10 several options are available to you to compensate for the price difference. Please refer to this form.


The deadline to register, to upload the camera-ready papers, and to fill in the Zone Festival form is July 27 at 11:59 pm (GMT-5)


We updated our website. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ page. If you have a specific question, please contact: isea.academic@printempsnumerique.cafor academic presentations / for artworks / for general questions/registration.

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ISEA2022 Deadlines


You have more time to submit your work to the 27th International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA 2022.

We invite artists, designers, scholars, researchers, educators, innovators, and creators to contribute to this growing discussion about our world of “possibles” and the following sub-themes:

─ Humans and Non-humans
─ Natures and Worlds
─ Futures and Heritages
─ Educations and Societies


Contributors are asked to identify submissions with one of the sub-themes.
Please note that every type of proposal is under different guidelines and deadlines.

October 27th, 2021

─ Full and short papers
─ Posters
─ Panel discussions

October 27th, 2021

─ Artist Talks
─ Institutional presentations
─ Workshops
─ Tutorials

November 3rd, 2021

─ Artworks Proposals


Join us on social media!


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ISEA 2022

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Extended deadline ISEA2022

Deadlines for ISEA2022 have been extended, as requested by a number of people.




October 27th 2021

  •         Full and short papers
    ·         Posters / Demos
    ·         Panel discussions
    ·         Artist talks
    ·         Institutional presentations
    ·         Workshops
    ·         Tutorials

November 3rd 2021
·         Artwork Proposals



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27th International Symposium on Electronic Art. 10 – 16 June, Barcelona
If you needed more time to finalise your work, this is your chance to submit your proposal!
Check out the new dates:
October 20
─ Full and short papers
─ Posters
─ Panel discussions
October 22
─ Artist Talks
─ Institutional presentations
─ Workshops
─ Tutorials
October 30
─ Artwork Proposals
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ISEA2022 Barcelona update

SAVE THE DATE https://isea2022.isea-international

We are excited to announce that the International Symposium on Electronic Art will be held in-person from 10 to 16 June 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.

We invite artists, designers, scholars, researchers, educators, innovators, and creators to contribute to this growing discussion about our world of “possibles” and the following sub-themes:

  • Humans and Non-humans
  • Natures and Worlds
  • Futures and Heritages
  • Educations and Societies




October 20


—            Full and short papers

—            Posters

—            Panel discussions


October 22


—          Artist Talks

—          Institutional presentations

—          Workshops

—          Tutorials


October 30


—    Artworks’  Proposals

Join us on social media!


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EOI in becoming ISEA HQ


ISEA International HQ call



ISEA International is calling for expressions of interest from organisations wishing to be considered for taking the role of Head Quarters (HQ) once the current Brighton University HQ stands down. Any arts, academic or other organisation is welcome to apply and it may be based in any country. Informal advice may be obtained from the current HQ Director, Sue Gollifer ( and the Chair of ISEA’s Board, Ernest Edmonds (

Expressions of interest should cover the following points:

  • The organisation’s fit to
  • The reasons why the role is interesting to the
  • The contributions that the organisation would make to the operation of HQ. The expression of interest should be delivered to Ernest Edmonds by email no later than 30th July


ISEA International

ISEA International is a non-profit organisation that fosters interdisciplinary discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organisations and individuals working across art, science, design and technology. The main activity is the annual international symposium, ISEA, which provides an international academic and cultural forum, including a wide array of exhibitions, presentations, performances, and public events. Committed to sustaining diversity of practices and practitioners, it takes place in a different country each year and serves as a cultural bridge between local and international artists and scholars.



ISEA International fosters and promotes high quality interdisciplinary creative practice, education. learning and research in art, science, design, the creative industries and emergent technologies through its nomadic, annual international symposia. Of paramount importance is to encourage and promote creative exchange between diverse groups and to acknowledge different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, practices and experiences that contribute to the advancement of the area. Equally important is to ensure a high standard of creative and academic contributions to each symposium and that these are archived and made available in a sustained, permanent way.




ISEA works within a dynamic and evolving framework that provides a structure within which its mission can be fulfilled. The components of the framework are:


  • An annual symposium about art and technology that takes place in a different country each year, selected by the Board from competing bids. Each symposium will:
    • present a blend of high quality academic theory and innovative quality art practice
    • ensure that the academic component is managed by an experienced conference chair and includes papers that are double blind peer-reviewed
    • publish or arrange to publish the material in a bona fide scholarly form
    • ensure that the exhibited work is documented in a sustainable way
    • seek to enable independent artists to attend ISEA
    • seek to enable students to attend ISEA
    • respect and encourage diversity
  • An archiving system that ensures that past and future contributions are publically available from an on-line
  • A symposium management system that provides continuity from year to year, assistance to conference organizers and a mechanism for passing on lessons learnt.
  • An executive HQ that manages the day-to-day implementation of ISEA International’s work as specified by the
  • A financial structure that supports the sustainable operation of ISEA



ISEA International will:

  • strive for high quality in all it undertakings by adopting the best symposium review, selection and presentation policies
  • ensure that the symposia archives are made available in a sustainable way by forming appropriate partnerships
  • provide continuity from symposium to symposium by developing a supportive information recording and exchange mechanism
  • construct a financial model that can support a sustainable operation of ISEA



ISEA is inclusive and encourages diversity

ISEA seeks to conduct transparent and ethical practices in all that it does ISEA supports collaboration and seeks to achieve strong partnerships ISEA embraces creativity and encourages innovation

ISEA values uniqueness and respects individual differences


HQ Role

The ISEA Head Quarters (HQ) will:

  1. be the primary public contact point for ISEA International; responding to queries and maintain the ISEA website, contact database and mailing list. It will keep the Board informed as
  2. solicit and advise potential Symposia hosts, act as their primary contact and advise the Board on short-listing and
  3. be the contact for all agreed Symposium organisers, ensuring good governance and that contractual obligations are met. It will advise hosts on all matters that bear on the quality of an ISEA Symposium, including physical facilities, selection and reviewing procedures, IPC selection, publication, copyright permission, publicity and promotion. HQ will ensure that the Board receives all reports due from these
  4. attend and support ISEA International Board meetings, including assisting with funding applications initiated by the


ISEA/HQ partnership

  1. ISEA International will provide an agreed annual payment to support travel, subsistence and other agreed expenses incurred in carrying out its duties.
  2. The HQ host organisation will contribute the time of the HQ Director, administrative and technical support together with the necessary overheads.
  3. The HQ host organisation may be able to offer digital archive storage for ISEA



ISEA International is a voluntary organisation with an impressive cultural outreach and academic impact, we expect the new HQ also to work in the same spirit.

ISEA International provides coverage for HQ costs up to a max. of 6750 Euro (incl VAT/TAX) and will support applications for additional funding as required.

It is expected that HQ will offer in-kind support, which could include office space and the time of staff, for example.


The starting date has to be agreed, but it is hoped that it will be within 2022.


Examples of HQ’s role in detail

  • Day to day answering emails, phone calls, disseminate ISEA information to the mailing list,
  • Making prospective site visits
  • Dealing with Copyright implications re publications and artistic
  • Reviewing work for Symposia on a procedural level
  • Organising meetings at the annual Symposium
  • Follow up questionnaire and final reports for .
  • Working with prospective Symposium host bidding teams, such as Conference Centres, Business Cities organisations and Academic
  • Organising meetings at the annual Symposium
  • Working with Board Sub-Committees
  • Provide administrative support to the Board’s Secretary
  • Manage and maintain the online work environment for the ISEA Board
  • Organising meetings at Symposium, such as the AGM, future Symposium host presentations and expressions of interest
  • Managing the expression of interest bid and review
  • Helping with future strategies
  • Support the transfer of knowledge and knowhow between
  • Support the use of standard templates for the review, ticketing
  • Build strategic networks and relationships regionally, nationally and
  • Communicate and engage with other similar organisations, such as DACS, New Media Caucus, ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM C&C, Leonardo, Ars Electronica, Lumen,
  • Be responsible for the hosting and timely maintenance of the ISEA website and the ISEA electronic archive as it is
  • Maintain a full physical archive and
  • Maintain and promote the ISEA


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ISEA’s (2022- Barcelona) a pre-conference in 2021 (10 June)

ISEA’s 2021 pre-conference will be held on 10th June 2021 in the framework of the Biennial of Science in Barcelona, focused on the topic of limits and in direct connection with ISEA 2022, focused on the topic of the possible.

It will consist of a virtual presentation of some of the contributions to be published in Artnodes Journal issue 28, on July 2021, followed next day by a roundtable discussion.

Pre-programme of the event

June 10th 2021

16 – 19 h (CEST) 10 – 15 minutes presentations and discussion. List of authors to be announced.

June 11th 2021

Roundtable (timetable to be announced)

Link to the streaming and options to participate will be posted in advance.

People interested in sending contributions please visit the specific call for papers.

Submission process

To submit an article, register an account on the Artnodes site and follow the submission instructions. You can review the author guidelines and submission checklist at

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CFP ISEA2022 Barcelona

Upcoming ISEA Symposium

27th The International Symposium on Electronic Art



Barcelona 10-16  June 2022

ISEA, International Symposium on Electronic Art, is one of the most important annual events worldwide dedicated to the crossroads where art, design, science, technology, and society meet.

The event has been held over 26 times all over the world, and after more than 10 since it last graced European soil, it touches down in Barcelona. With it comes an enthusiastic international and local community, ready to work together to develop this interdisciplinary field.

As it has travelled the globe over the years,ISEA has served as a meeting point for artists, scientists, technologists and theorists to share their research along with their latest prototypes, technological developments or artistic works linked to science and technology.


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CFN ACM SIGGRAPH2021 Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art.

CFN: ACM SIGGRAPH 2021 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art.

Polite reminder the  deadline of 1st January 2021 is fast approaching. So, time to submit your nominations for the award through the ACM SIGGRAPH website!

The Distinguished Artist Award is awarded annually to an artist who has created a substantial and important body of work that significantly advances the aesthetic content in the field of digital art.

Visit the URL listed below and click on Artist Award Chair. Please include as much information about your nominee as possible, including web links.

Distinguished Artist Award

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ISEA International Advisory Committee (IIAC) update

“The ISEA International BOARD would like to announce that Tanya Ravn Ag has been selected to serve as the new Chair of the ISEA International Advisory Committee (IIAC).

“Tanya Ravn Ag (Ph.D.) is a Danish curator and scholar examining perceptual experience, expanded reality, temporality, and technogenesis in relation to urban and virtual media aesthetic phenomena and art. She was a visiting fellow at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, and is currently a postdoc researcher at the Center for Art as Forum, Institute of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen. See

Tanya will work with the ISEA board and the IIAC on furthering the ISEA mission and overseeing the three IIAC subcommittees focusing on the future of ISEA, the ISEA archives and communication.

Congratulations, Tanya.

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