JULIAN ASSANGE will present a Special Keynote speech at the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2013), presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) at the University of Sydney on Thursday 13 June 2013 at 5.30pm.
The Wikileaks founder will address conference delegates and a small public audience via live video link from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
ISEA2013 will showcase the best media artworks and future-focused ideas from around the world across greater Sydney from 7 – 16 June.
Central to ISEA2013 is a three-day conference featuring over 200 speakers and keynote addresses from global leaders in the fields of art, science, technology, media and communications exploring the theme: Resistance is Futile.
Julian Assange has a unique insight into the futility, or otherwise, of resisting the incursion of the digital into every aspect of our lives.
In systems under constant and multiple pressures there will always be leaks. Wikileaks exists because of this, embracing the digital, exploiting the ubiquity of digitised information: Resistance is Fertile.
Artists creatively investigate the possibilities and push the limits of new technologies, helping us to imaginatively experience and critically reflect on their implications for life in the 21st century.
The ISEA2013 program explores the ways art and new technologies are used in the service of power, protest and resistance.
ISEA2013 conference delegates receive entry to this Special Keynote address. A limited number of tickets will be made available to the general public through the ISEA2013 website from 9.00am, Monday 20 May 2013.
For full program details visit www.isea2013.org
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body.
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ISEA2013 Director, Jonathan Parsons is available for media interviews.
ABOUT ISEA INTERNATIONAL
Founded in The Netherlands in 1990, ISEA International (formerly Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts) is an international non-profit organisation fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organisations and individuals working with art, science and technology. The main activity of ISEA International is the annual International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA).
ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN NETWORK FOR ART AND TECHNOLOGY (ANAT)
For the past 25 years, ANAT has been a catalyst for experimentation and innovation across art, science and technology. ANAT champions artistic excellence by supporting professional artists and fostering a culture of creative risk-taking, secures the necessary resources to enable artists to pursue creative research and realise groundbreaking artworks, and communicates the importance of creative experimentation and expression within the arts and — increasingly — in broader society.
ABOUT VIVID SYDNEY
Sydney will once again be transformed into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas when Vivid Sydney takes over the city after dark from 24 May – 10 June 2013. Colouring the city with creativity and inspiration, Vivid Sydney highlights include the hugely popular immersive light installations and projections; performances from local and international musicians at Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House and the Vivid Ideas Exchange featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers. Vivid Sydney is owned and managed by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency.