Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies

Hexagram-Concordia Centre for Research-Creation
in Media Arts and Technologies

About the Centre

The Hexagram-Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies brings together artists/researchers from Concordia University’s faculties of Fine Arts, Arts and Science, and Engineering and Computer Science within an environment fostering leading edge work in a broad range of interdisciplinary domains relating to new media art, design and technology. Hexagram-Concordia along with its partner centre HexagramUQAM at l’Université du Québec à Montréal are the two pillars of HexagramCIAM, known nationally and internationally as Canada’s largest pole for research-creation in the many intersecting points between art and technology.

Established in 2002 with grants from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Québec provincial government to provide state-of-the-art equipment, labs and technology infrastructure for faculty and graduate research, Hexagram-Concordia has evolved into a dynamic environment for research-creation and knowledge mobilization.

Hexagram-Concordia is a foremost trans disciplinary nexus for researcher-creators establishing the center as an organizer and clearing house for information, disseminating the diverse activities of individual Hexagram members and their respective laboratories, graduate students, other university research centers, Hexagram partner universities and other pertinent initiatives.

Locally, Hexagram-Concordia connects all active members of the centre, strengthening their participation and facilitating exchanges. The Centre is a key Canadian resource and destination to broader international media art and design networks, both academically and culturally. It receives students who wish to study with individual members, as well as artists, scholars and curators from Canada and abroad desiring to conduct research within its facilities.

Internationally, Hexagram-Concordia nurtures both formal and informal partnerships enabling short-term visits and engaging in the collaborative development of larger scale, grant-based initiatives in Canada as well as abroad with similar international institutions.