Wim van der Plas

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  • Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts, _Director


  • ISEA2019

    Wim van der Plas studied Social & Cultural Sciences at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. After that he was director of the Foundation for Creative Computer Applications (Rotterdam) that initiated the First International Symposium on Electronic Art. He organised the first, second and seventh ISEA symposium and co-ordinated the continued occurrence of the symposia. After leaving the board of ISEA International in 2017, he is the archivist for the Online ISEA Symposium Archives and chair of the ISEA International Advisory Committee.


    Wim van der Plas (NL) studied Social and Cultural Sciences at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is co-founder of ISEA and organised the 3 Dutch ISEA symposia. He was for many years head of ISEA HQ and is now a board member of ISEA International.


    Wim van der Plas, Netherlands, is a sociologist interested in the definition of art and a propagandist of the complementarity of art and science. He was co-initiator of the first ISEA symposium (1988) and co-founder of the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (1990). He organised the first, second and seventh International Symposia on Electronic Art. He was director, subsequently board member of the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts and its successor, ISEA International. Wim worked for several Dutch art schools and universities, among others in the fields of computer animation, media technology and the creative industries. Currently he is Treasurer of ISEA International, the coordinating body for the ISEA symposia and archivist for the ISEA Symposium Archives.


    Wim van der Plas, ISEA International foundation, NL


    Managing Director SCAN, National Institute for Computer Animation, Groningen, NL, since 01.01.1988. Co-founder and Managing Director SCCA until 01.01.1988, staff R&D Utrecht School of Arts in 1987, initiating FISEA, Executive director FISEA until move to SCAN; since then Advisor for FISEA.


Current Location:

  • Rotterdam, Netherlands the

International Programme Committee:


  • 1988 Overview: Electronic Theatre

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Unique Identifiers:

    VIAF ID:
  • VIAF 284470814