The ISEA2013 Organising Committe is excited to announce that, following a competitive bidding process,  ISEA2013 the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art will be held in Sydney.

The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) secured ISEA for Australia. ANAT CEO Gavin Artz commented on this momentous opportunity for Australia, saying: “ISEA represents the most important work happening in the world today. It is fundamental to the future of culture, our communities and economies. How the creative practitioners working with science and technology choose to lead our societies will be crucial to our sustainable futures”.

Digital art, once at the margins of public perception, is now interwoven into the fabric of our everyday lives, in our schools and workplaces, in our games, films, fashion, social media and gadgets. ISEA2013: Resistance is Futile will infiltrate Sydney from the margins to the core, through the city’s social, digital and physical infrastructure. ISEA2013 will transform Sydney into a living fluid body of thought, culture, community, industry, science and technology, with no edges and no end. It will simultaneously highlight the pervasive presence of digital culture encompassing our world today and be the line from which we measure the start of a creative culture that encompasses the breadth of human endevour.

ISEA International is an organisation fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among organisations and individuals working with art, science and technology. With an academic conference, accompanied by a program of exhibitions, performances and workshops, ISEA2013 will be an international gathering of leading and emerging thinkers and practitioners and will further reinforce Australia’s and ANAT’s position at the forefront of creative innovation.

ANAT is an international industry leader in the field of creative innovation in science, technology and the arts, leading and supporting creative practitioners pursuing the future through projects in Australia and beyond

ISEA2013 will be held in conjunction with the VIVID Festival in May/June 2013 and co-ordinated by an Organising Committee comprised of representatives from ANAT, College of Fine Arts (UNSW), Australia Council for the Arts, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, Experimenta, Events NSW and d/Lux/Media Arts.