About ISEA

ISEA is one of the most prominent international events on art and technology around the world, bringing together scholarly, artistic, and scientific domains in an interdisciplinary discussion and showcase of creative productions applying new technologies in electronic art, interactivity and digital media.
For the first time, ISEA will take place in a Latin America city: Manizales, in the frame of the 16th International Image Festival, a culture digital event, made by Universidad de Caldas since 1997. In his 15 editions, the Festival has positioned as an event with international relevance, and as an academic reference in design, art. science and technology.
ISEA2017 - 16th International Image Festival invites to reflect on the contributions that art, design, and technology provide as alternatives for social development, based on respect for natural biodiversity and having pacific coexistence of the communities.


ISEA2017 received submissions in three broad categories: Academic (Papers, Posters, Panels, and Roundtables), Creative (Artworks, Installations, Performances, and Design Cases) and Learning (Residence, Workshops, Tutorials, Artist or Designer talks, and Institutional Presentations).
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ISEA2017 - 16th International Image Festival will have a joint schedule which brings together 280 activities, like exhibitions, academic activities, forums, cinema samples, keynotes, workshops, soundscapes, and concerts.
Manizales / Caldas / Colombia, From June 11 to June 18, 2017.


ISEA2017 and 16th International Image Festival opened the joint Academic, Creative and Learning calls, inviting scientists, artists, designers and professionals to discuss design and creation issues. 586 proposals were received, presented by 1000 authors from 44 countries.




Mountain Scenery
The quality of the landscape surrounding the city is mainly given by the variability of climate from high mountain scenery snow, to large valleys mostly cultivated with coffee and affluent by its mountainous relief shapes.
The city’s altitude of 2.150 meters above sea level allows the weather to vary within a radius of 30 kilometers, between 0 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit and altitudes from 5,000 to 150 meters above sea level.
World Heritage
 The UNESCO declared the Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia as a World Heritage. This was a proud moment for Colombians but above all, for the coffee growers and people who lived in the zones that are a part of this patrimony because it is a worldwide recognition. Caldas, Quindío, Risaralda and Valle del Cauca are a part of the UNESCO declaration.
 The most important thing is that now even international efforts are being put to take care and protect it.Manizales’ Historical and Traditional Center possesses a very important architectural and landscape heritage.
Urban and Architectural Heritage
This area has an intense public activity, cold climate and generally a cloudy atmosphere. The traditional architecture of the city is simple and homogenous, typical of the “Antioquenian Colonization” architecture, with houses built of bahareque, white walls in lime and carved woodwork. 
In addition, Manizales has a representative urban and architectural heritage of the republican period, considered the greatest complex of the Republican architecture in the country.
Cultural and University Region.
Moreover, Manizales is, in the country, the city with the largest number of educational entities or artistic practice (visual arts, dance, theater, literature and music) registered per million of inhabitants (according to the Competitiveness Council 2008), and the Coffee-Grower axis is recognized as cultural and university region. 
The city has more than 100.000 students, 14 universities, 12 research and development institutes and the biggest Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Center for research and development in Latin America.

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