The ISEA2014 Conference Team owes a great debt to all those who contributed to the preparation of this publication. First and foremost are the many speakers that we welcomed to the conference. Thus, I would like to express my explicit gratitude to those who submitted academic papers. Your contributions will be of great help to all those who did not have the chance to attend the conference in person.
The International Review Committee, the session chairs, the panel and roundtable moderators, the proofreaders as well as the Co-Chairs Marta Ameri, Adina Hempel and Brad Moody were indispensable for the organization of the conference and the preparation of the proceedings. Thank you all for your great efforts.
My special thanks go to the many student volunteers that helped us on every possible occasion. The most rewarding aspect of this exciting ISEA2014 journey was to see how these students climbed up one more rung on the ladder that leads them to the professional world.
Finally, I would like to thank the Artistic Director of ISEA2014, Janet Bellotto. Not only did she carry the whole responsibility for the Symposium, but she also always had a kind smile for all of us who had the pleasure to support her.
Dr. Thorsten Lomker, ISEA2014 Conference Chair, Professor, College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, Dubai, AE