Grantees of the 2018 Hexagram competition

Grantees of the 2018 Hexagram competition

With the help of student grants, Hexagram wishes to provide concrete support to the research of its student members. Added to this is access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment, integration into the governance of its network, and training.

This year again, about fifty projects were analyzed by a jury of members-researchers and an external expert.


Distinguished speaker - Caroline A. Jones

Distinguished speaker - Caroline A. Jones

Caroline A. Jones, Professor of Art History (Department of Architecture, MIT) will be leading a special grad student seminar at 15:00 on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in room EV 11.705 of the EV Building, Concordia University at 1515 Ste Catherine Street West. The seminar is entitled “Invisibilities, or, How Not to See the Anthropocene.” Two papers will be circulated in advance of the seminar, both co-written with Peter Galison (Pelegrino University Professor, History of Science, Harvard).

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Vers une sensation de « détente » par l’expérience médiatique immersive.

Vers une sensation de « détente » par l’expérience médiatique immersive.

Vous êtes cordialement invités à la présentation du projet de maîtrise en recherche-création de Maxime Michaud, membre étudiant Hexagram :

Vers une sensation de « détente » par l’expérience médiatique immersive.

Le 16-17-19-20 avril, à la Mezzanine de l’Agora Hydro-Québec, vous pourrez faire l’essai d’un dispositif immersif et « autoorganisé » dont le rôle est d’accompagner l’individu vers une sensation de détente.


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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