23rd International Symposium on Electronic Art

The selected work exhibited at ISEA 2017 is a result of American Arts Incubator, implemented in Medellín Colombia. American Arts Incubator is ZERO1’s international creative exchange program developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

For 28 days in May and June 2017, local participants in Colombia learned digital and new media skills, and used them to explore the concept of “Inclusive Peace” in new ways. Participants then were invited to propose their own concepts for public projects related to Inclusive Peace using digital and new media art. Four projects were selected and developed with the help of small grants. These projects are ongoing, and this exhibit shares these new community-driven initiatives in their initial seed phase. Each project team has created continuity strategies that include public engagement as a tool for expansion and sustainability.