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Artists animate the Expo 67 archives

Artists animate the Expo 67 archives


Monday May 8th 2017 - 3PM

“Artists Animate the Expo 67 Archives” will highlight artists’ processes of working in/with archives by presenting discussing, and reflecting on three artists research-creation processes: Leisure (Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley), and Althea Thauburger.

Quebec-Mexico exchange

Quebec-Mexico exchange

In 2016-2017, Hexagram and the Mexican Center for Music and Sonic Arts (CMMAS) will organize four artistic exchanges on music and sound.

Following the initiative of Ricardo dal Farra and Sandeep Bhagwati, two Hexagram members, these exchanges will develop tangible cooperation between these organizations.

Archives and Past events
Distinguished Speaker 1 - Karlheinz Essl

Distinguished Speaker 1 - Karlheinz Essl

Lecture and Performance

with Tim Brady, Lori Freedman, Amy Horvey, Guy Pelletier, Brigitte Poulin
Friday, September 23, 2011
4 to 6:30pm

Thanks to the development of fast and affordable computers within the last decade, electronic music composition has reached a new level. Formerly time-consuming operations like sound processing or complex control systems can now be executed in real time.


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.


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.



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.


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 and on

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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