UPDATE
Important message to the Hexagram community

Following the institutional guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Hexagram office will be temporarily closed and all staff will be working remotely. Additionally, all residencies related activities (work on site, loan and return of equipment) are suspended until Fall 2020.

Please note, Hexagram staff will be on vacation from July 20th to August 17th 2020

NEWS AND ACTIVITIES

News

New episodes on the REC podcast series

New episodes on the REC podcast series

REC met with Patricia Leavy, editor of the Handbook of Arts-Based Research (Guilford Press, 2018) and Louis-Claude Paquin, professor at the École des médias UQAM, to ask them six questions on the emergence, definition, methodologies, challenges and future of research-creation.

Dr. Patricia Leavy is an independent sociologist, best-selling author and editor. She has published extensively in the field of qualitative and mixed methods research and is a leading proponent of Arts-Based Research (ABR). Using fiction-based research as one of her methods, she has published critically acclaimed novels, including the Candy Floss Collection, a 2020 edition of three of her previous social fiction books.

Events

La Grande Nuit 2020 : Voix / Immersion

La Grande Nuit 2020 : Voix / Immersion

29 février 2020
Agora Hydro-Québec (175 ave. Président-Kennedy CO-R500)
De 19 h à 1h. Entrée libre.

Pour une deuxième année consécutive, Hexagram accueille la Grande Nuit, un événement alliant art sonore et immersion présenté sur le dispositif de diffusion à 32 haut-parleurs d'Hexagram. Cette année, le Groupe de Recherche en Médiatisation du Son (GRMS) s'associe à Chants Libres, compagnie lyrique de création et à la Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) pour présenter cette édition de la Grande Nuit sous le thème VOIX/IMMERSION.

Members news

Nopimik wins a NUMIX Award - relève étudiante

Nopimik wins a NUMIX Award - relève étudiante

Congratulations to the collectif KHUBE, a team composed of master's degree students in digital creation from UQAT, Hexagram members, who won, on June 15, the prize of the "Relève étudiante" for their project Nopimik at the NUMIX Awards ceremony, broadcasted online.




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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