20th International Symposium on Electronic Art 

October 30 to November 8, 2014


New Program: Call for Public Space: Papers, Posters and Workshops

As the ISEA2014 Organizing Committee gears up to begin putting together the program for November, this new call is in response to Dubai’s winning bid for EXPO2020, the UAE Pavilion’s presentation at the Architecture Biennale in Venice (whose team includes Zayed University faculty), and the many new media exhibitions appearing in public places. The new dedicated program of the ISEA2014 conference, My Location, My Sense of Belonging, recognizes the importance of public space and the interrelationship of art, technology, design and the city. View the submission page for complete details.


Proposals are being accepted from institutions to present their activities and/or research in the context of electronic or emerging art. View the submission page for complete details.


The ISEA2014 Organizing Committee welcomed Art Dubai VIP guests and ISEA2014 partners to enjoy and discuss the upcoming events related to ISEA2014 and expected programming.

 On Wednesday March 19 Steve Tarantal, Dean of the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, welcomed guests to the ISEA2014 presentation. Artistic Director Janet Bellotto presented the general scope of bringing ISEA2014 to the United Arab Emirates and discussed its preliminary program at Art Dubai.

The Organizing Committee prepared a program of digital projections that included work by local artists and a special program by Streaming Museum Projections of Bjork’s Mutual Core music video, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang commissioned by Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and a video by David Bates, Jr. that captures the immersive experience of seeing Bjork in Mutual Core synchronized across 15 of the largest electronic billboards in Times Square’s Midnight Moment. The program also includes; Marty St. James’ Adagio #8; and Joshua Frankel’s Plan of the City. This program will also be presented at SIKKA on Saturday March 22, 2014.

On Saturday March 15, as a prelude to ISEA2014 the 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Artistic Director Janet Bellotto introduced the panel “Local and Locality”, which included local professionals and organizations, to discuss projects in the community and the platform of public art. Presenters included Hetal Pawani, thejamjar, Ali MacGlip,  UK curator of Encounter at Maraya Art Park, and group member Mouza Al Matroushi from Xpoze IDEA Factory, a group of local creative inventors and trendsetters.


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