Symposium

Symposium

The Inter-Society for Electronic Arts (ISEA) 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. The ISEA oversees the International Symposium for Electronic Arts, an international conference on electronic art that is held every two years in different locations around the world and attracts attendees from over 50 countries.

ISEA2006

The 13th International Symposium for Electronic Arts (ISEA2006) was held in San Jose California August 7-13th, 2006 in conjunction with the premiere of ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge, an innovative biennial festival for San Jose and the Greater Bay Area. Four interrelated themes define ISEA2006: Transvergence, Interactive City, Community Domain and Pacific Rim. Up to 2000 attendees are expected to participate in the ISEA2006 and 70,000 members of the general public to attend a public lecture, exhibition, performance, concert or otherwise participate in the festival.

The ISEA2006 Symposium is an international platform for artists, cultural producers, media theorists, curators and the general public to share the latest ideas and practices involving new media. Enabling discourse across disciplines, ideologies and philosophical frameworks is an important objective as is the facilitation of discussion and conversation. Audience participation is facilitated through expanded moderated sessions, an afternoon Poster Session/Reception and through an on-line forum featuring the pre-published abstracts and papers. All of the Symposium events were integrated into the ZeroOne Festival via streaming.