The International Symposium for Electronic Art 2012 (ISEA2012): Machine Wilderne

College of Fine Arts and School of Engineering 
Geographic Area Served

Albuquerque, International, National, New Mexico State-wide, Santa Fe
Project Description
1. In the fall of 2012, a group of New Mexico organizations will present ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, a symposium and series of events exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art, technology and nature. The prestigious ISEA symposium is held every year in a different location around the world, and has a 30-year history of significant acclaim ( ISEA2011 will take place in Istanbul, and since the last time it was in the United States was in San José in 2006, it is an international honor for Albuquerque to be selected as the first host city in the U.S. in six years. The ISEA2012 symposium will consist of a conference in September of 2012 based in Albuquerque, and an expansive, regional collaboration throughout the fall of 2012, including a series of art exhibitions, public events, performances and educational activities. This project will draw a wealth of leading creative minds from around the globe, and engage our local community through in-depth partnerships.

The large-scale, multi-site, international exhibition for ISEA2012 Albuquerque will feature artworks that combine art, science and technology, demonstrating the role art can play in re-envisioning the world. The exhibition will be juried and curated through an international call for proposals, with works selected by the ISEA international selection committee. The exhibition will feature indoor works at The Albuquerque Museum and 516 ARTS and outdoor, site-specific works located in Albuquerque and possibly at statewide sites, some in collaboration with scientific and technological communities.

2. The ISEA2012 budget is over $900K including over $400K in-kind resources from museums and other partners. Major support is provided by Intel and the McCune Foundation among others. Support at the level of 20K would allow us to increase student involvement and name the Center as a partner.

3.The lead organizations hosting ISEA2012 are 516 ARTS, a nonprofit arts organization; The University of New Mexico and The Albuquerque Museum. There are a total of 48 partnering organizations to date including the Albuquerque Balloon Museum, The City of Albuquerque Public Art Program, ¬°Explora!, Institute of American Indian Arts & Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Intel, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the New Mexico Consortium - Los Alamos National Laboratories, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Radius Books, Santa Fe Institute, SITE Santa Fe, The Rubin Center for the Visual Arts and many others.
I have not been able to find guidelines for eligibility on the website. I am a tenured faculty member in Art & Art History with a partial appointment in Computer Science teaching a course in Honors this coming semester in addition to other courses.

Course Information

Department: Art & Art History
Course #: ARTS 389/429/529
Frequency: once/year


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