Honorary members

Honorary members

Lifetime members and distinguished contributers to Hexagram network

Honorary members are nominated by the executive committee in recognition of their exceptionnal contribution to Hexagram. This status is a lifelong membership. Honorary members can organize and participate in activities, sit on committees and have access to Hexagram network of researchers and infrastructure.

 

Jean Gervais

Jean Gervais

Université du Québec à Montréal

École supérieure de théâtre

Professeur retraité de l’École Supérieure de Théâtre de l’UQAM, Jean Gervais œuvre depuis plus de vingt ans dans les domaines de la mise en scène, du décor et de l’éclairage. Auteur de deux livres sur l’histoire et la technique de l’éclairage au théâtre, il a conçu onze mises en scènes, quinze scénographies, plusieurs textes dramatiques, et a conçu près de 180 conceptions d’éclairages dont plusieurs prévues pour des tournées mondiales de chorégraphes et de metteurs en scène reconnus. Il a participé à la conception du logiciel d’éclairage Microlux.

Louise Poissant

Louise Poissant

Université du Québec à Montréal

École des arts visuels et médiatiques

Louise Poissant, Scientific Director of the Quebec Research Fund – Society and Culture (FRQSC) is currently Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). She received her PhD in philosophy from the Université de Montréal and began her career in teaching and research at UQAM’s School of Visual and Media Arts. She also directed the Inter-University Center for Media Arts between 2001 and 2006. Louise Poissant is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of media arts and has published in various journals in Canada, the United States and France. In 2014 she was honored by the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of her work that has contributed to the development of research and creation in the field of media arts.

Louise Poissant

Lynn Hughes

Concordia University

Professor Emerita – Studio Arts

Lynn Hughes is an artist and a researcher at Concordia University where she held the Chair of Interaction Design and Games Innovation from 2004 to 2018. In 2001 she was instrumental in the founding and financing of the Hexagram Institute for Media Art and Technology (now the Hexagram Network for Research Creation in Arts, Cultures and Technologies) In 2008 she founded, with Bart Simon, the Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre and, in 2015, the Milieux Institute for Art, Culture and Technology at Concordia University (with Simon and Christopher Salter). Her own production focuses on the collaborative design of hybrid physical/digital experiences – currently in the area between digital games, participatory theatre and larping. She also curates exhibitions of experimental games and has written a French manual on AI and its creative use, for high schools.

Christopher Salter

Christopher Salter

Zurich University of the Arts

Immersive Arts Space

Chris Salter is an artist, Professor of Immersive Arts and Director of the Immersive Arts Space at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He is also Professor Emeritus, Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University. He studied philosophy, economics, theatre and computer music at Emory and Stanford Universities. His artistic work has been seen all over the world at such venues as the Venice Architecture Biennale, Barbican Centre, Berliner Festspiele, Wiener Festwochen, ZKM, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, EXIT Festival and Place des Arts-Montreal, among many others. He is the author of Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance (2010), Alien Agency: Experimental Encounters with Art in the Making (2015), and Sensing Machines (2002), all published by MIT Press. Chris Salter was co-Director of the Hexagram Network from 2012 until August 2022.