November 25, 2019
ISEA 2020 Deadline for Submission EXTENDED!
The deadline to submit a proposal for inclusion in ISEA 2020 has been extended to December 16, 2019!
ISEA 2020 will be hosted by Montreal’s own Printemps numérique from May 19 to 24 2020.
ISEA 2020 turns towards the theme of “Why Sentience?”
Sentience describes the ability to feel or perceive. ISEA2020 will be fully dedicated to examining the resurgence of sentience—feeling-sensing-making sense—in recent art and design, media studies, science and technology studies, philosophy, anthropology, history of science and the natural scientific realm—notably biology, neuroscience and computing. We ask: why sentience? Why and how does sentience matter? Why have artists and scholars become interested in sensing and feeling beyond, with and around our strictly human bodies and selves? Why has this notion been brought to the fore in an array of disciplines in the 21st century?
ISEA (formerly the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts) is an international non-profit organization fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organizations and individuals working with art, science and technology.