Meet the Board

Meet the Board

The ISEA International foundation board is the governing body of ISEA. The primary role of the Board is to oversee the continuation of the annual symposia, and to build and maintain a comprehensive symposia archive. The Board meets via ZOOM and holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at each symposium, where it updates the public on its activities and invites organisations bidding for future symposia to present their proposals.

Erandy Vergara (Chair)

Nationality: Mexican and Canadian

Current country of residence: Canada

Role: Chair of ISEA International

Profession: Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, MacEwan University and Curator, Printemps numérique

Her main research interests include climate responsibility, decolonization, equity, internet cultures and widespread bias in algorithms.

Everardo Reyes (Secretary)

Nationality: French and Mexican

Current country of residence: France

Role: Secretary of ISEA International

Profession: Academic, Professor of Information and Communication Sciences, Co-director of the Masters in Digital Humanities, Université Paris 8 – Vincennes-Saint-Denis. Responsible for international relations, EUR ArTeC. Associate member of the Cultural Analytics Lab. Art Papers Chair for SIGGRAPH 2019 – Los Angeles.

 Michel Van Dartel (Treasurer)

Nationality: Dutch

Current country of residence: The Netherlands

Role: Treasurer of ISEA International

Profession: Director (V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media) and Professor (Avans Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology).

 Pat Badani

Nationality: Argentinian (b), Canadian, and US citizen

Current country of residence: USA

Role: Chair of ISEA-International Archives Subcommittee; Special Advisor to ISEA2020 & ISEA2023; Chair of Community Network Subcommittee 2017-2022; IIAC member (ISEA International Advisory Committee) 2013-2016.

Profession: Independent cultural researcher/producer; former Integrated Media Professor at the School of Art, Illinois State University, USA; Interdisciplinary Media Arts graduate program acting Director at Columbia College Chicago; Editor-in-Chief of Media-N Journal, the New Media Caucus; and Lead Guest Editor of “Artelogie,” EHESS, France.

Research areas include ecosystems, energy flows and food webs.

Ricardo Dal Farra

Nationality: Argentinian

Current country of residence: Canada and Argentina

Profession: Professor of music and media arts at the Music Department of Concordia University in Canada. Director of the Electronic Arts Research and Experimentation Centre (CEIArtE) at National University of Tres de Febrero in Argentina. Directing the Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection. Founder-director of the Understanding Visual Music (UVM) and Balance-Unbalance (BunB) international conference series.

Lisa Park SoYoung

Nationality: South Korean

Current country of residence: Hong Kong

Role: Chair of Development Sub-Committee

Profession: Scholar & Producer-Curator & Artist, Independent Art-tech event Producer/Curator, Postdoctoral research at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong; Member of East-Meets Research Group spearheaded by Art Centre Nabi; Previously managed Open Sky Project for ICC at ISEA2016, and served as Editor-in-Chief, as well as Executive Producer & Co-curator for Ars Electronica Garden Hong Kong in 2020 and 2021