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ISEA 2009 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art
REMINDER – DEADLINE FOR PAPER AND PROJECT PROPOSALS:
15 SEPTEMBER 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS, ART WORKS, WORKSHOPS, ROUNDTABLES
Hosted by the University of Ulster
In association with Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Waterfront Hall, Belfast with hubs at Coleraine, Derry, Dublin and Dundalk
23rd August – 1st September 2009,
What is ISEA2009 Symposium?
The Inter-Society for Electronic Arts (ISEA) is an international non-profit organisation that promotes the relationship between arts, science and digital technologies. Since 1988 ISEA has overseen a major International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA) taking place in various prestigious institutions across the globe biannually, and moving to an annual cycle following ISEA2009.
ISEA2009 will be concerned with Engaged Creativity in Mobile Environments. The incessant change of physical and virtual environments under the influence of global capital and mass migration as well as the fluidity of personal and social relationships effected by digital information and communication technologies has come to determine the life experience for billions of people. These conditions radically and rapidly alter the ways we communicate, inter- and transact, how we make meaning of the world and how we conduct our lives along dramatically changing fault lines of the private and the public. Digital technologies as the fuel of global capital have not only effected dynamic and increasingly precarious labour relations. They underpin and challenge the negotiation of political and economic, social and cultural, religious and territorial conflicts and the re/organisation of society and its spaces alongside changing notions of democracy, citizenship and (self-) governance. ISEA 2009 seeks to explore how creative strategies explore and engage with these fundamental issues. The University of Ulster will be hosting the ISEA 2009 symposium in association with academic partners in the Republic of Ireland and Scotland, national and international industry and business sponsors, and through partnership activities with a host of arts and cultural organisations across the region.
As well as activities taking place at the various physical locations across the region, all components of the symposium will be made available to a wider international public electronically for on-line viewing and with opportunities for participating in key debates through live web-streaming.