Research Axis 3 : Ubiquity

Networks and archives, Transcultural media & Mediated public spaces

The growing ubiquity of images, networks, computational strategies, interfaces as a conceptual framework and reality embedded in technological advances, which have the potential to transform human interaction with and perspectives on the world is the focus of this axis and articulated through the following three themes:

Networks and Archives (Migration, Assemblages, Open Source);
Transcultural Circulation;
Mediated Public Image

Researchers predominantly identified with the first theme are concerned with the role of space and place in networked cultures and the roles that (digitized) archives play in documenting, organizing and transporting history and knowledge (Foucault 1969), how archives act to produce difference, and the ways they link multiple actors/actants together so that the actions of one effect the actions of others. Researchers associated with the second theme

examine how images, creative and cultural practices move transculturally, being both bound to particular places and spaces while, at the same time, circulating through global systems of production and exchange made possible by transcontinental and transcultural mobility (e.g., the bodily and technological affects produced by Japanese popular cultural outputs such as manga and the impact of new media produced by and for First Nations in Québec, Canada and elsewhere). Researchers focused on the third theme investigate theories of media in public space and new experimental practices (dramaturgies of interaction, new technologies such as projection, sensing, etc.) in order to re-invigorate and transform the city while examining the expanding role that images and technological interactions play in urban public spaces across the globe.

Axis leader : Yan Breuleux

Professor at École des arts numériques, de l'animation et du design (NAD-UQAC)

Responsable d'axe : Chercheur Hexagram
Biographie Yan Breuleux

Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Art, a Master's Degree in Industrial Design (M.Sc.A) and a Ph.D. in Music Yan Breuleux is a regular professor at the School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design (NAD -UQAC).

Yan Breuleux specializes in the field of experimental video animation for immersive devices. For the past ten years, he has collaborated with musicians and composers to create mutl-screen, panoramic and hemispheric pieces. In video, note the video series ABC Light, (Honorable Mention, Ars Electronica 1999). His works have been shown at the Transmediale festivals in Berlin (1999, 2004), ISEA in Paris (2000) and Japan (2002), Dissonanze (2003) in Rome, Lille (2004), Scopitone, Nantes (2009). The next performance is scheduled for 2010 at the Nemo festival in Paris.

  • Espaces pour la vie.| Projet métamorphose
    Insectarium de Montréal.
  • Espaces pour la vie. Exposition EXO | La recherche de vie dans l’univers
    Planétarium et Insectarium de Montréal.
  • Comité art numérique.
    Conseil des arts de Montréal
  • Expérimentation version beta. Trapcode Mir
    Red Giant. Programmation : Peter Norrby

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