Latin American Forum Legacy
Andres Burbano Valdes, Felipe César Londoño, Juan José Díaz Infante and Esteban García Bravo / Colombia – Mexico – USA
Universidad de los Andes, Universidad de Caldas, CEM, University Purdue
The Latin American Forum was a platform for trans-disciplinary and trans-cultural negotiations concretized in series of panels, workshops, roundtables, presentations, lectures, and exhibitions. The forum was operational four years in the framework ISEA: ISEA2010 in Germany, ISEA2011 in Turkey, ISEA2012 in the USA and ISEA2013 in Australia. Since the conception of the Latin American Forum, one of the goals was to propose hosting an ISEA conference in Latin America, thanks to the hard work of a group lead by Universidad de Caldas finally ISEA will be hosted, for the first time in Latin America, in Manizales, Colombia. The Latin American Forum was a complex series of venues that intended to articulate a diversity of proposals ranging from digital culture to the technological arts, from the critical production to the historical perspective, from the science to the technology fields always with the question of geographical and cultural critical perspective. Latin American Forum participants came from: Argentina, Australia, Australian Aboriginal Communities, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Navajo Nation, Peru, Uru- guay, USA and Venezuela.