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ISEA, or Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts is "an international non-profit organization fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organizations and individuals working with art, science and emerging technologies." (From ISEA website.) ISEA was founded in the Netherlands in 1990.

Board: Nina Czegledy (chair), Peter Anders (secretary), Wim van der Plas (treasurer), Gunalan Nadarajan, Anne Nigten, Julianne Pierce, Cynthia Beth Rubin.


ISEA also oversees a regular gathering called International Symposium on Electronic Art, also known as "ISEA".

The series of symposia known as the International Symposium on Electronic Art was initiated in 1988 in order to support the founding and maintenance of an international network of organizations and individuals active in the field of the electronic arts. This network has taken the shape of an association, founded in 1990, called ISEA.

The Board and membership of ISEA have always been international, bringing together individuals and organizations from around the world. From the founding of ISEA until 1996, the organization was based in the Netherlands. From 1996 to 2001, ISEA moved the headquarters to Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Since 2001 it is once again headquartered in The Netherlands.

The Inter-Society has as part of its mandate the obligation to oversee the organization of the symposia in each selected city. It assures the continuity of symposia identity and quality, and works closely with the Host Organization. The symposia have been held as both a biennial and annual event. In 1998, the symposium returned to the biennial format.

Title Date Site Website
ISEA2009 23 Aug - 1 Sep 2009 Belfast
ISEA2008 25 Jul - 3 Aug 2008 Singapore,
ISEA2006 7-13 Aug 2006 San Jose, California
ISEA2004 14-22 Aug 2004 Baltic Sea; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland [1]
ISEA2002 27-31 Oct 2002 Nagoya, Japan
ISEA2000 7-10 Dec 2000 Paris, France
ISEA98 2-7 Sep 1998 Liverpool/Manchester, United Kingdom [2]
ISEA97 22-27 Sep 1997 Chicago, U.S. link
ISEA96 16-22 Sep 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands
ISEA95 18-22 Sep 1995 Montreal, Canada [3]
ISEA94 23-28 Aug 1994 Helsinki, Finland [4] Catalogue.
FISEA, 93 3-7 Nov 1993 Minneapolis, U.S. [5]
TISEA 9-13 Nov 1992 Sydney
SISEA 12-16 Nov 1990 Groningen, Netherlands
FISEA, 88 27-30 Sep 1988 Utrecht, The Hague, Rotterdam, Groningen, Netherlands Program