Tuesday, July 28, 2009

[Yasmin_announcements] Partnership sealed between the University of Brighton and ISEA

Dear all,
Please find enclosed a Press Release from University of Brighton regarding
the partnership between University of Brighton and ISEA International. An
exciting development for the South East! Please contact Zoe Bolechala for
any further information z.c.bolechala@brighton.ac.uk

Press Release

21 July 2009

For immediate release

*Partnership sealed between the University of Brighton and ISEA
On 20 July 2009 Anne Boddington, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and
Architecture, University of Brighton and Julianne Pierce, Chair, ISEA
International signed an agreement for the ISEA International Headquarters to
be hosted at the University of Brighton. ISEA International is a not for
profit foundation that oversees the annual International Symposium on
Electronic Art.

Hosting the ISEA Headquarters offers the University of Brighton a unique
opportunity to contribute its expertise and knowledge to this well
established and respected international digital arts organisation. Sue
Gollifer will take on the role of ISEA Headquarters Director, overseeing the
effective running of an online archive, network for the electronic arts
community and the International Symposium on Electronic Art.

Sue is a Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Architecture, and
Course Leader of the Digital Media Arts MA. Sue said: "Hosting the ISEA
Headquarters will provide a focal point for the university's academic
provision in the electronic arts and contribute to the wide-ranging research
activity in the faculty. ISEA International fosters interdisciplinary
academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organisations and
individuals working with art, science and emerging technologies, which
complements the university's commitment to developing a creative and
energetic institution with a knowledge base of international quality."

The International Symposium on Electronic Art was established in the 1980's
and is the oldest and largest international academic meeting on electronic
art bringing together the international art, science and technology
community to explore the most urgent and exciting questions in the field. In
2009 the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland with host the 15th
Symposium, followed by Medienwerk, Dortmund, Germany in 2010.