As a dynamical system, the various parts of the Interdisciplinary Sound Arts Workshop, together form a unique cultural institution dedicated to an expansive vision of the social role of music and sound in the 21st century. Over its 23 years of activity, iSAW has shaped itself into one of the most important and celebrated venues for the support and presentation of new music and sound based arts. It hopes to expand this dedication, as evidenced by our past activities, through encouraging trends towards the merger of art and science—and more research based artistic activities—that are congruent with larger questions about how the sonic arts can contribute to: community design, integration and redefinition through new technologies; environmental awareness; and the growing definition of “sound studies” as a coherent intellectual discipline.