JULIAN ASSANGE will present a Special Keynote speech at the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2013), presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) at the University of Sydney on Thursday 13 June 2013 at 5.30pm.
The Wikileaks founder will address conference delegates and a small public audience via live video link from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
ISEA2013 will showcase the best media artworks and future-focused ideas from around the world across greater Sydney from 7 – 16 June.
Central to ISEA2013 is a three-day conference featuring over 200 speakers and keynote addresses from global leaders in the fields of art, science, technology, media and communications exploring the theme: Resistance is Futile.
Julian Assange has a unique insight into the futility, or otherwise, of resisting the incursion of the digital into every aspect of our lives.
In systems under constant and multiple pressures there will always be leaks. Wikileaks exists because of this, embracing the digital, exploiting the ubiquity of digitised information: Resistance is Fertile.
Artists creatively investigate the possibilities and push the limits of new technologies, helping us to imaginatively experience and critically reflect on their implications for life in the 21st century.
The ISEA2013 program explores the ways art and new technologies are used in the service of power, protest and resistance.
ISEA2013 conference delegates receive entry to this Special Keynote address. A limited number of tickets will be made available to the general public through the ISEA2013 website from 9.00am, Monday 20 May 2013.
For full program details visit www.isea2013.org
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body.
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ISEA2013 Director, Jonathan Parsons is available for media interviews.
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