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12th International Symposium on Electronic Art [ISEA2004]

Helsinki, Finland & Tallinn, Estonia & (cruise ship on the) Baltic Sea
August 14-22, 2004

Presented by M-Cult in partnership with the Estonian Academy of Arts and support of KIASMA, Silja Line and other parties and endorsed by the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts.


The ISEA2004 conference took place at a cruise ship, sailing the route Helsinki-Stockholm-Aland-Tallinn, as well as at the Estonian Academy of Arts and the University of Art & Design Helsinki (UIAH). Both on the ship and at several venues in Tallinn and Helsiniki, a very extensive program of Concerts and Performances took place. Also, a night of Concerts was staged at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Art Exhibitions were held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, MUU Gallery and other venues in both Helsinki and Tallinn. There were also several works in public space. As a part of ISEA2004 and in the presence of the President of Finland, Mrs Tarja Halonen, the UNESCO Digital Arts 2004 Reward was awarded to the Sarai Media Lab (India) for their project ‘Network of No Des’. The ceremony took place in the Kiasma Theatre.

UNESCO Digital Arts Award Ceremony

Introductions and Welcoming Notes


Organizing Committee

  • Amana McDonald Crowley, Executive Director
  • Tapio Makela, ISEA2004 Chair
  • Mare Tralla, co-chair (Tallinn)

International Programme Committee

  • Tapio Makela (Finland), M-Cult
  • Maria Fernandez (Nicaragua/USA), Cornell University
  • Erkki Huhtamo (Finland/USA), UCLA
  • Andres Burbano (Columbia), Universidad de los Andes
  • Naomi Matsunaga (Japan), Architect/Theorist
  • Ana Peraica (Croatia/Netherlands), University of Amsterdam
  • Mare Tralla (Estonia), Estonian Academy of Arts
  • Sabine Seymour (USA/Austria), Parsons School of Design
  • Iliyana Nedkova (UK), John Moores University
  • Lisa Moren (USA), University of Maryland
  • Machiko Kusahara (Japan), Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics
  • Gunalan Nadarajan (Singapore), College of the Arts Singapore
  • Matt Locke (UK), BBC New Media
  • Eunhye Chung (Korea), Art Center Nabi
  • Nalini Kotamraju (Antilles/USA), University of California at Berkeley
  • Geert Loving (Netherlands/Australia), Theorist
  • Steve Dietz (USA), Curator
  • Cecilia Andersson (UK), FACT
  • Rejane Spitz (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro Catholic University
  • Irina Aristarkhova (Russia/Singapore), National University of Singapore
  • Christiane Paul (USA), Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Peter Hagdahl (Sweden), Royal University College of Fine Arts Stockholm
  • Chris Csikszentmihalyi (USA), MIT Media Lab
  • Rasa Smite (Latvia), RixC
  • Michael Century (USA), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Norie Neumark (Australia), Sydney University of Technology
  • Eric Kluitenberg (Netherlands), De Balie Debate Centre
  • Fatima Lasay (Philippines), University of the Philippines
  • Nancy Adajania (India), Art India
  • Artur Matuck (Brazil), University of Sao Paulo
  • Graham Harwood (UK), Artist/Researcher
  • Anne Nigten (Netherlands), V2
  • Juha Huuskonen (Finland), Pixelache Festival
  • Miller Puckette (USA), University of California at San Diego
  • Richard Kluszczynski (Poland), Lodz University
  • Sara Ilstedt Hjelm (Sweden), Interactive Institute Stockholm
  • Paul Dourish (Ireland/USA), University of California at Irvine


  1. Proceedings
  2. Catalogue
  3. Magazine
  4. M-Cult ISEA2004 pages
  5. Photos
  6. Artefacts