Hexagram-Concordia is currently accepting proposals for research-creation workshops to be delivered during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Proposed workshops should have a clear link to Hexagram-Concordia’s research-creation mandate. They should contribute to the development of the media arts field, help with the training of the next generation of artist-researchers (undergraduate/graduate), and further the development of creative work using current research tools while demonstrating the uniqueness and necessity of other forms of knowledge production. Workshops can be thematic in nature, and should provide an opportunity for advanced skill building and knowledge transfer among researchers, students and other Hexagram community members. The focus may be on technical skills, such as electronics or programming, or on exploratory processes for creative production.
Anyone may submit a proposal. If you are interested in organizing and leading a workshop, we want to hear from you. We also want to hear from you if you have ideas about specific topics for workshops you are interested in taking.
All of the information needed to apply is in this PDF. The deadline is Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
Hexagram-Concordia in collaboration with Hexagram | CIAM and Phi Centre present two events:
HEXA_OUT: When Forms of Life Collide
Roundtable with Nell Tenhaaf and Hexagram | CIAM researchers and students:
Sofian Audry (PhD Humanities, Concordia), Aurélie Besson (Doctorat, Études et pratiques des arts, UQAM), Tagny Duff (Hexagram-Concordia), Louise Poissant (Hexagram-UQAM) Moderated by Chris Salter (Hexagram-Concordia)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hexagram | CIAM announcements
3:00 – 3:30 pm
When Materialities Multiply: Chaos and Promise between the Computational and Biological Arts
Talk by Nell Tenhaaf, Hexagram-Concordia Distinguished Speaker Series
3:30 – 5:00 pm
Friday, March 22, 2013,
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
407, Saint-Pierre Street, Montreal
In French and English (without translation)
See below for more info:
As the processes and practices of research-creation develop, numerous questions arise for students whose work both incorporates research-creation and contributes to its evolution. The Hexagram-Concordia Brown Bag lunchtime series includes ontological, methodological, and epistemological discussions, addressing how artistic practices create knowledge as well as what the notion of research-creation encompasses, among other topics. Initiated as an effort to strengthen graduate student participation in Hexagram, brown bag talks will take place Wednesdays at noon in room EV 11.705 and are open to all those who wish to explore such questions, share their work, further exchange, and collaborate with the larger community.
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See below for more information on the winter 2013 brown bag schedule:
Hexagram | CIAM is pleased to announce new grants for students enrolled in a graduate program and whose Research Director is a member of Hexagram | CIAM. These grants will support a research project or internationalization of research.
For more information visit Hexagram | CIAM’s web site: http://hexagramciam.org/etudiants.php.
Or contact Natalie Lafortune, Hexagram |CIAM Coordinator:
Deadline : January 22 2013, 4:00 pm
For several years now, Fais ta Valise, a program supported by the Commission scolaire de Montréal, has been bringing Montreal area school groups to meet media artists at Hexagram-Concordia. Students get to know the work of a professional media artist, and then continue exploring new media through the creation of their own interactive project. Watch the above video to get a peek at the various stages in the creative process.
Hosted by Hexagram-Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Hexagram-Concordia, Montreal QC
Hexagram-Concordia is hosting a thematic workshop this November open to everyone in the wider Hexagram community. The aim of the workshop is to expand knowledge and perspectives on what a prosthetic is and what a prosthetic can make possible. The workshop, led by Nina Czegledy and Adriana Ieraci of ThingTank Lab in Toronto, will explore concepts and theory related to the socio-technical, ethical and cultural issues of prosthetics.
During the one-day workshop, participants will use basic prototyping materials to build physical prototypes of prosthetic gloves, and through the process, develop some basic skills in electronics and microcontrollers. The gloves will be capable of basic environment sensing and orientation detection. Muscle wire controlled by the microcontroller will enable the movement of fingers and vibrating motors will provide the wearer feedback. Participants will also experiment with temperature and stretch sensors. No experience with electronics or programming is necessary – the tools are that easy to use!!
See below for details:
Hexagram-Concordia Center for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies
and the Goethe-Institut Montreal
present an artists’ talk by
Vera Drebusch, Verena Friedrich and Hörner/Antlfinger
Friday, September 28, 2012
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Hexagram-Concordia Resource Centre, EV 11.705
1515 St. Catherine W.
For more info: or 514-848-2424 ext 5939
In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Montreal, Hexagram-Concordia is happy to welcome artists Vera Drebusch, Verena Friedrich and Hörner/Antlfinger to speak about their work being shown in the inaugural exhibition of the Goethe-Institut’s new space at Lofts des arts.
When do I see photons? asked the cyberneticist, author and linguistic theorist Oswald Wiener in his tome Problems of Artificial Intelligence (1990). Photons are the smallest particles of light which stimulate the retina, but can we see them? Wiener’s question about the physical laws of seeing led us to fundamental questions of consciousness: seeing is, for the most part, a construction; can we see what we don’t know? The first show at the Goethe-Institut’s new location presents selected works from the Transmedialen Raum der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (the Transmedialen Raum of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne) that have as a theme the making visible of processes and relationships. For three months the windows of the Goethe-Institut will become membranes for the transmission of images and sounds in the public space. The artists in the exhibition explore the connecting patterns in software and nature, the societal construct of human-animal relationships, and the power of language and cell material in laboratories. As part of the exhibition programming, the public is also invited on a photon-assisted walk through nocturnal Montreal.
Hexagram-Concordia invites everyone to attend the talk by four of the artists on Friday, September 28, at 4:00 pm at the Hexagram-Concordia Resource Centre (address above).
The Goethe-Institut welcomes everyone to attend the exhibition:
When do I see photons?
1626 St-Laurent (corner Ontario)
Saturday, September 29, 8:00 pm: Opening reception (see attachment for more information)
September 29 – December 31: Exhibition ongoing
More information below:
Hexagram-Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies is happy to welcome you to its new website, which will be the online hub for all information on Hexagram-Concordia news, events, researcher’s activities and more.
For students, faculty and other users of Hexagram-Concordia facilities, the equipment booking site previously available at this address is now accessible here: hexinfrastructure.concordia.ca. Please update your bookmarks.
This site is still a work in progress, with some key features such as email subscription, bilingual toggling and audio-visual content still under development. Many more Hexagram-Concordia researchers’ profiles will also be added over the coming months. We plan to hold an official launch of the completed site this fall. In the meantime, if you come across any bugs in the site, let us know. Researchers who have content to contribute, in the form of news and event announcements, profile updates or slider images for the home page should also get in touch.
Hexagram-Concordia looks forward to another busy and exciting year of talks, workshops and conferences starting in September. Until then, best summer wishes!