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Uncommon Senses III: The Future of the Senses

Uncommon Senses III: The Future of the Senses

Call for proposals

Uncommon Senses III: The Future of the Senses will be taking place May 1–4 2020 at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Submissions are invited from scholars across the social sciences, humanities and arts interested in exploring the future of the senses in a changing world.

The call for proposals closes on November 15 2019. Proposals will be peer-reviewed and decisions rendered in mid-December 2019.

Events

LASER8 Art exhibitions inflected by science

LASER8 Art exhibitions inflected by science

LASER 8 Hexagram Montreal
Co-Chairs Nina Czegledy and Gisèle Trudel

Tuesday November 5th, 7 pm
Biological Sciences Pavillon (SB)
141, avenue du Président-Kennedy
4th Floor, Room SB-4105
Metro Place-des-arts

In French
Free admission

How do the arts and sciences inflect each other or perhaps even coalesce in an exhibition format? The LASER Hexagram Montreal’s 8th edition will address this topic through a selection of themes, including organ transplant as explored in artworks and the role of design in communicating scientific discourse and knowledge to different publics.

Members news

Point D.origine | Nicolas Reeves

Point D.origine | Nicolas Reeves

POINT D.ORIGINE est une installation sonore interactive qui transpose en timbres sonores et en musique, par l’entremise d’un objet mathématique appelé « harmonique sphérique », l’architecture du donjon du Château de Chambord. Version contemporaine et poétique de l’harmonie des sphères, repensée à la lumière des modèles actuels du cosmos et des représentations que donne la physique du son et de la musique, elle invite le visiteur à se munir d’un casque d’écoute et d’un petit module lumineux appelé « lanterne harmonique », puis à déambuler entre les différents lieux de l’édifice. La transposition s’effectue en chaque point de l’espace en prenant pour centre la position du visiteur.




HEXAGRAM NETWORK

Introduction to the network

Hexagram is an international network dedicated to research-creation in the fields of media arts, design, technology and digital culture. The quality and diversity of research and technical infrastructure available to researchers and graduate students makes Hexagram unique. Hexagram has two central goals: (1) Promoting collaborative work between Hexagram researchers to develop theoretical, methodological concepts/tools/processes and practices for the promotion of research-creation as an emerging field and (2) consolidating, exchanging and exporting this expertise on the international stage.

Members

Hexagram consists of over 80 members working from its two main research antennas at l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and Concordia University, with additional researchers from partner institutions. The network also collaborates with industry, arts and cultural organizations in Québec, across Canada, and around the world.


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Gorvernance and Antennas

In keeping with its ethos of collaboration, Hexagram has two directors, one from each antenna. The codirectorship is responsible for the general direction of the network, programming and communications in the research axes, networking with partners, supervising and managing research and personnel, research, finance and media relations strategies, resources for the transfer of knowledge, creating impact and maximizing the value of the network. An annual general meeting of the members takes place once a year. It is at this point that members ofthe Executive Board and various committees are elected.



SCIENTIFIC ORIENTATIONS

Research-creation

Research-Creation is a developing research trend in Canada’s academic milieu, linking the interpretive disciplines (humanities and social sciences) with creative ones (art and design). This involves the creation of knowledge in and through creative material and performative practice.

Research axis

The 2014-2020 research program is centered on three axes: (1) Senses, Embodiment and Movement; (2) Materiality; (3) Ubiquity. These axes reflect the changing landscape of media arts, design and technology research with the inclusion of researchers from sociology, art history, anthropology, game studies, philosophy and communication/media studies in addition to artists and designers into the network.



DOCUMENTARY CHANNELS AND PUBLICATIONS

Hexa_Wave and Hexagram original creations

A 48-episode radio series presenting 48 Hexagram researchers in 1-hour interview format. Hexa_Wave objective is to promote Hexagram research within the scientific community and to the general public. Hexa_Wave will be available in podcast format directy on Hexagram website and will also be broadcast on wikiradio.ca and on CKUT.ca.


Hexagram Podcasts

Recordings of Hexagram network activities are now available through podcasting. Access directly to an extensive collection of lectures and discussions captured from Distinguished speaker series, Hexa_out, L.A.S.E.R., Workshop and Symposium. Subscribe for free via iTunes to receive new recordings.

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