Leaders in Software and Art

Discovering the Latest in Technology, the Arts, and their union

About LISA

We bring tech artists together.

Leaders in Software and Art (LISA, @softwareandart) is a society of creative thinkers centered around monthly salons and an annual conference. Begun by Isabel Walcott Draves and a group of enthusiastic co-founders in fall of 2009, LISA is a membership organization with the following aims:

– To bring together people who work at the intersection of art and technology for fellowship, camaraderie and good food and drink
– To introduce the membership to fascinating creative endeavors involving software and electronics

– To become the first stop for the best new art in the world
– To advance the artistic and/or technology careers of its members
– To help technologists grow their creative practice, and artists grow their technology skills

Who is part of LISA?
– software artists and digital artists, makers, DIY techies
– fashion designers, dancers, musicians, jewelry designers who enjoy technology
– avid patrons of music and the arts
– curators, gallerists, conference producers, retailers, and other promoters of artistic and technological endeavors
– software professionals and technology entrepreneurs
– professionals in the field of digital art, collectors interested in digital/electronic art and other art
– nonprofit arts entrepreneurs

How can people get involved?

Right now, most monthly LISA salons are private events held in NYC. However, we have an annual conference and some salons are open to the public. Please email isabel at draves dot org for more information.


LISA to exhibit Art and Technology Pioneer Anton Perich at Art Silicon Valley/ San Francisco, Oct. 9-12

LISA to exhibit Art and Technology Pioneer Anton Perich at Art Silicon Valley/ San Francisco, Oct. 9-12 New York City, Oct 2 2014:  Influential art and technology organization Leaders in Software and Art (LISA)  will premiere the first-ever west coast exhibition of photography and paintings by tech art pioneer and […]

2 October 2014

LISA Takes 22 Artists to Art Silicon Valley

I’m happy to announce that Leaders in Software and Art is working in partnership with Art Silicon Valley/Art San Francisco, the people who brought us Art Miami, to bring a huge influx of art made with electronics and software as part of the process to the fair.  We hope you […]

30 September 2014

LISA2013 Breaks Boundaries in Tech Art

On November 1, 2013 400 people gathered for the LISA Conference in Tishman Auditorium at The New School to hear from 35 artists and curators working at the intersection of art and technology.  The conference consisted of 17 Lightning Talks, 4 panels and an afterparty featuring visuals by Scott Draves […]


Isabel Draves


Scott Draves

Co-Founder, CTO, Artist

Erik Sanner

Co-Founder, Artistic Advisor

Joe Stanco

Co-Founder, Technology Advisor

Dawn Barber

Co-Founder, Events Advisor

Mark Napier

Co-Founder, Artistic Advisor

Jeff Becker


Ben Taylor

Web Developer