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Call for applications from student members to join Hexagram's executive or programming committees

Call for applications from student members to join Hexagram's executive or programming committees

The members of the Executive and Programming Committees wish to invite Hexagram student members to participate in the governance of the network. Participation in committees allows those who are part of them to engage in the reflection and implementation of Hexagram's mandates and projects.

Events

Back from

Back from "Taking Care"

Cocktail-discussion post Ars Electronica
Thursday, November 8, 2018 5pm @ 8pm
Agora Hydro-Québec of UQAM's Pavillon Cœur-des-sciences (CO-R500)

On November 8, the Hexagram network invites all regular members, student members and collaborators to a cocktail party to recap the experience of the Taking Care exhibition that took place during the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz last September.

Members news

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Material Futures

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Material Futures

Concordia University position

The Department of Design and Computation Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Material Futures to begin August 1, 2019.




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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