The 27th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2022) is taking place in Barcelona from June 10-16. BIST participated in the event’s opening and main ceremonies, and contributed to several events through its membership in HacTe. The BIST centres IBEC and ICFO have also contributed to the symposium’s activities this year.
The International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2022), one of the most important annual events worldwide dedicated to the crossroads where art, design, science, technology, and society meet, is underway this week in Barcelona. This year’s theme, Possibles aims to “open up an unfinished world of futures before us, but also presents and pasts behind us”.
The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) participated in the symposium’s opening and main ceremonies, with the attendance of Gabby Silbermann (BIST Director General), Zoila Babot, (BIST Head of Communications and Branding), and Àlex Gonzalez (Head of Institutional Relations).
BIST is also one of the institutions that make up the Barcelona Hub of Art, Science, and Technology (HacTe), along with the BIST centre ICFO and several other local organisations. HacTe has collaborated in the ISEA2022 Barcelona production grants that support artistic creation through funding the production and research of artistic works at the confluence of art, science, and technology. The works coming out of these grants are exhibited at ISEA2022.
Some of the BIST centres are also leading activities throughout the symposium. As part of the ISEA2022 Extended Programme, ICFO organised a dialogue between artist Paul Thomas and ICFO Professor Maciej Lewenstein on June 7 about “Quantum, Art, and Uncertainty”, and both IBEC and ICFO participate in the ISEA2022 Exhibition.