ISEA Foundation

ISEA International is a not for profit organisation constituted in the Netherlands. It is managed by a voluntary board who oversee the activities of ISEA International.

The main activity of ISEA International is the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), an annual gathering of the international art, science and technology community. The symposium includes an academic conference, exhibitions, performances and workshops. It is a nomadic event and is held in a different location every year. Selection of ISEA symposia is made by the ISEA International Foundation Board on the basis of a competitive bidding process.

In an important move for ISEA, an agreement with University of Brighton to establish an ISEA Headquarters was signed in July 2009. ISEA HQ provides an administrative, academic and creative base for ISEA and develops a fruitful partnership with a leading research University. Sue Gollifer, Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Art and Course Leader of the Digital Media Arts MA is the ISEA International Headquarters Director at the University of Brighton.

ISEA International Board

The ISEA International Foundation Board is the governing body of ISEA. The primary role of the Board is to oversee the continuation of the annual symposia. The Board holds its General Meeting at each annual symposium, where it updates the public activities and invites organisations bidding for future symposia to present their proposal.

Peter Anders (based in Midland, Michigan, USA)
Peter Anders is an architect, educator, and information design theorist. He has published widely on the architecture of cyberspace and is the author of “Envisioning Cyberspace”, published by McGraw Hill, which presents design principles for on-line spatial environments. Anders received his degrees from the University of Michigan (B.S.1976), Columbia University (M.A.1982) and the University of Plymouth Planetary Collegium (Ph.D. 2004).  He has received numerous design awards for his work and has taught graduate level design studios and computer-aided design at universities including the New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Detroit-Mercy, and the University of Michigan. He is principal of Kayvala PLC, a design practice specializing in architecture and media/information environments.

Bonnie Mitchell (based in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA)
Bonnie Mitchell is a Professor of Digital Arts at Bowling Green State University, where her teaching specialization is in Animation and Interactive Art. She is internationally recognized for her interactive animated installations and collaborative Internet-based art works. In 2006, she was appointed the chair of the international SIGGRAPH Art Gallery. She also coordinated the Beyond Boundaries: Charles A. Csuri 1963-present extensive retrospective exhibition and the Electronically Mediated Performances at SIGGRAPH 2006. She also curated/chaired the GRAPHITE 2006 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and 2007 (Perth, Australia) Art Exhibitions and Art Talks. Bonnie is also President of CreativeMyndz Multimedia Studios, a company that develops interactive media for publishing companies in the field of the arts and humanity.

Ian Clothier (based in Aotearoa New Zealand)
Ian Clothier is an electronic artist, curator, Executive Director of, co-founder of biennial residency SCANZ, and Senior Academic at Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki. Internationally recognised for working cross culturally in the context of the environment, his projects have been selected for exhibition at five ISEA. Currently involved in live connection to plants and environments, his research is focused on integrated systems, cultural hybridity and nonlinearity.

Sue Gollifer,  Director ISEA International HQ (Based in Brighton, UK) 
Sue Gollifer is the Director of the ISEA International Headquarters, UK. She is a Principal Lecturer and the Course Leader for an MA in Digital Media Arts and a researcher and curator at the University of Brighton, UK. She is on a number of National and International Committees, including (CAS) the Computer Arts Society, (DAC) the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community and the Chair of the ACM SIGGRAPH ‘The Life Time Achievement in Digital Arts Award’. She has been a curator of a number of National and International Digital Art Exhibitions including, the ACM SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Exhibition (2014): Synaesthesia, the “Intuition and Ingenuity” art exhibition to celebrate the Alan Turing Centenary 2012 and the & the William Latham Exhibition Mutator 1 & 2 (2013) at Phoenix, Brighton. In 2006 she was awarded an iDMAa Award, The International Digital Media Arts Award for her ‘Exceptional Services to the International New Media Community’.