[spectre] (fwd) ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, 19-24 Sep 2012

Andreas Broeckmann broeckmann at leuphana.de
Sun Apr 29 11:41:03 CEST 2012

ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness

September 19 - 24, 2012


The Eighteenth International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2012 
Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness is a symposium and series of events 
exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art, 
technology and nature. The ISEA symposium is held every year in a 
different location around the world, and has a 30-year history of 
significant acclaim. Albuquerque is the first host city in the U.S. in 
six years.

The ISEA2012 symposium will consist of a conference September 19 – 24, 
2012 based in Albuquerque with outreach days along the state’s “Cultural 
Corridor” in Santa Fe and Taos, and an expansive, regional collaboration 
throughout the fall of 2012, including art exhibitions, public events, 
performances and educational activities. This project will bring 
together a wealth of leading creative minds from around the globe, and 
engage the local community through in-depth partnerships.

Machine Wilderness references the New Mexico region as an area of rapid 
growth and technology alongside wide expanses of open land, and aims to 
present artists' and technologists' ideas for a more humane interaction 
between technology and wilderness in which "machines" can take many 
forms to support life on Earth. Machine Wilderness focuses on creative 
solutions for how technology and the natural world can sustainably co-exist.

The program will include: a bilingual focus, an indigenous thread, and a 
focus on land and skyscape. Because of our vast resource of land in New 
Mexico, proposals from artists are being sought that will take ISEA 
participants out into the landscape. The Albuquerque Balloon Museum 
offers a unique opportunity for artworks to extend into the sky as well.

The lead organizations hosting ISEA2012 are 516 ARTS, The University of 
New Mexico and The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. There are a 
total over 50 partnering organizations to date representing museums, 
colleges, nonprofit arts organizations, environmental organizations and 
the scientific and technological communities.

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