Art, Science, and Technology Come Together at ISEA2012

Art, Science, and Technology Come Together at ISEA2012

ISEA, the International Symposium on Electronic Art, is an annual event showcasing and celebrating the blending of art, science, and technology. Organizer of the event, ISEA International (formerly Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts) is an international nonprofit organization fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among organizations and individuals working with art, science, and technology. ISEA International defines “electronic art” as art that cannot be created without electronic means. However, the art itself does not necessarily have to include an electronic element, such as a screen, projector, or computer. Electronic Art encompasses both visual and performing arts.

ISEA2012 will be held in Albuquerque, NM, the first U.S. location in six years. This year’s theme will be Machine Wilderness, exploring the potential for humans, animals and machines to coexist in a positive, sustainable future. Machine Wilderness is analogous to New Mexico as an area of rapid growth and technology alongside wide expanses of open land. The symposium aims to present artists’ and technologists’ ideas for a more humane interaction between technology and wilderness in which “machines” can take many forms to support life on Earth.

The lead organizations hosting ISEA2012 are 516 ARTS, The University of New Mexico and The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. There are a total over 50 partnering organizations including museums, colleges, nonprofit arts organizations, environmental organizations and the scientific and technological communities. The events include exhibitions, performances, screenings, speakers, artist talks, a Latin American forum, and the Intel Education Day. ISEA starts September 19 and lasts through September 23.

Hotel Andaluz is a proud sponsor of the ISEA2012 and will be hosting several artist talks, as well as late night lounge events in our rooftop bar, Ibiza. Don’t miss your chance to see and interact with this exciting event. For more information and event details, visit the ISEA2012 web site.

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