Hexagram Network – 20th anniversary

In 2021, Hexagram celebrates its 20th anniversary. The network was created in 2001 to support collaborative research-creation projects amongst its members from eight Québec research institutions, as well as with local and international partners from academic, cultural and creative sectors. Over the last 20 years, Hexagram has played a seminal role in the recognition of practice-based art and design research in Canada and abroad, as well as in promoting knowledge-sharing activities between artistic and scientific disciplines. Today, Hexagram comprises 46 co-investigators, nearly 50 collaborators and over 200 students from various disciplines including the live arts, design, and media arts, while also connecting to disciplines in the social sciences and humanities as well as natural sciences and engineering.

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Under the supervision of the Hexagram co-directors and general coordinator, this special project manager will be responsible for planning and production of the evening GALA in celebration of Hexagram Network 20th anniversary, as well as the showcase of our members’ accomplishments of 2019-2021. The GALA is scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 2nd at Agora – Coeur des sciences.

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Governance change at Hexagram

Sofian Audry becomes co-director of the network, taking over from Jean Dubois.

On June 1st, 2021, Sofian Audry (Professor at the École des médias – UQAM) took over from Jean Dubois (Professor at the École des arts visuels et médiatiques – UQAM) as co-director of Hexagram, thus joining Christopher Salter, Professor in Design and Computation Arts and co-director of the network for Concordia University in this important governance role.

Sofian Audry is an artist and teaches interactive media at UQAM. After receiving an interdisciplinary PhD in Humanities (Faculty of Fine Arts) from Concordia University (2016), from 2017 to 2019 Audry was a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and then Assistant Professor at the University of Maine and Clarkson University (USA). Audry is also an honorary member of the artists center Perte de Signal, where they served as president from 2009 to 2017. Their work and research has been featured in major events and exhibition venues worldwide. Their engagement with the network dates back to their doctoral studies; During their tenure at the University of Maine, Audry was a member collaborator of Hexagram, and became a co-investigator member since joining UQAM in 2020.

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Call for applications – The REC Podcast

The REC Podcast is expanding its team!

Are you interested in the popularization and dissemination of research-creation?

The REC research-creation podcast ( is currently looking for collaborators to expand its team. We are looking for people who can assist us with the coordination of our activities as well as take part in the research, production and animation of content, depending on their motivation. This is a great way to contribute to the Hexagram Network’s dissemination mission and getting in touch with interesting and renowned academics while developing a media and podcasting experience. Continue reading

Call For Applications To Become A Hexagram Student Member

Deadline: April 30, 2021
Hexagram launches its call for applications to become a student member of the international network comprised of 45 co-investigators and over 200 collaborators and student members. The Network collaborates with several cultural and research institutions in Québec, Canada and internationally to organize and promote art and science events that aim to exchange knowledge between experts from different disciplines, and disseminate new forms of artistic creation in the public space.
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