With the advent of new technologies and the design of new communication languages, the role of artists and designers in society has become more critical than ever. The Institute for Electronic Arts supports and encourages innovation and discovery among artists who are working to define the future of digital arts media. The Institute will continue to contribute to an evolving, multifaceted, cross-disciplinary digital arts environment within art and design. This challenging environment will create multiple paths for the processing and exhibition of new art forms. Work produced in these studios has attracted the attention of international artists and curators. This work benefits the University and industry, and is providing new directions in electronic publishing, interactive software development, and internet/web based activities. The Institute for Electronic Arts is committed to the collaboration of artists, engineers, educators, industry partners, and students and to make the Institute a premiere center for electronic arts.