Montreal Digital Spring to Host ISEA2020: One of the World’s Most Prominent International Art and Technology Events

Montreal to host ISEA2020 

One Of The World’s Most Prominent International Art & Technology Events To Be Held At MTL connect: Digital Week 
May 19 – 24, 2020

Montreal Digital Spring (Printemps
numérique) is proud to announce that it will be hosting ISEA2020 (International Symposium
of Electronic Arts) as part of MTL connect:
Digital Week
, from May 19 to 24, 2020. Today, when more and more
“emotionless” decisions are determined by algorithms and data, what is the
value of human instinct and emotion? This is the guiding theme of the
symposium: WHY
SENTIENCE?

MTL connect 2nd edition will feature five pavilions including ISEA2020 as the Creativity Pavilion, alongside FinTech, AI, IoT & 4.0, City of the Future, and Cybersecurity & Digital Identity Pavilion. This international event aims to explore the main question guiding the future of digital transformation, focusing on its cultural, economic, social and environmental impact on society.

Montreal was awarded the hosting of the next ISEA at ISEA2019 held in Gwangju, South Korea in June 2019. The handover of the symbol of this year theme ‘Lux Aeterna’ took place during the closing ceremony, where Ms Soh Yeong Roh, Director of Art Centre Nabi in Seoul, handed over the eternal light to the 2020 host Mr. Mehdi Benboubakeur, Executive Director of Montreal Digital Spring.

ISEA2020 will be innovative and visionary”, said Mehdi Benboubakeur. “ISEA returns to Montreal after 25 years. Back in 1995 it introduced Montreal as a Digital Arts Centre and gave a spotlight to emerging local talent. Montreal will benefit this time round from ISEA2020, and will build a strong momentum for the future.”

Founded in the Netherlands in 1990, ISEA International (formerly 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. ISEA is one of the most prominent international events on art and technology around the world, bringing together scholarly, artistic, and scientific domains in an interdisciplinary discussion and showcase of creative productions applying new technologies in electronic art, interactivity and digital media. More information about ISEA international can be found at http://www.isea-web.org.

Registration for ISEA2020 is now open, from May 19 to 24, 2020, and can be booked HERE.

MTL connect Full Passes including ISEA2020 are also available HERE.

About Montreal Digital Spring

Montreal Digital Spring (Printemps numérique) is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to boost digital intelligence through various activities of event productions, communication, curation, networking, and mediation.

Since 2014, its flagship event – the Printemps numérique (digital spring) – is held annually in Montreal from March 21 to June 21. This season is both a space for networking between the arts, industry, education and research sectors and a showcase of their productions.

The diverse programming of Montreal Digital Spring makes digital arts more accessible to a larger audience while attracting an international clientele. Throughout the year, the organization is establishing itself in the various digital sectors by organizing forums and events that foster conversations around digital trends and issues of digital transformations.

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