Research Creation at the Intersection Between Media, Arts and Technology—Chris Salter (Medea Talks #20)

CHRIS SALTER is an artist, Director of Hexagram-Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technology and Associate Professor for Design + Computation Arts. His solo and collaborative work has been seen at major international exhibitions and festivals in over a dozen countries. He is the author of Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance. The Hexagram center he directs is known as Canada’s largest pole for research-creation in the many intersecting points between art and technology. On October 18, 2012, Chris Salter gave a Medea Talk.

Research Creation and mediation of the senses
In his talk, Salter gives an overview of Hexagram as a model for new forms of research-creation and he addresses two recent projects done by his own studio-lab Xmodal, one of 13 satellite research labs under the Hexagram umbrella. These projects (N_Polytope and Displace) which straddle the lines between the anthropology of the senses and new research in artificial intelligence systems for interactive environments, act as exemplary case studies for Hexagram as a model for interdisciplinary research.

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About Hexagram
Hexagram is the largest university-based center for research-creation in media art and technology in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The centre brings together artists/researchers from Concordia University’s faculties of Fine Arts, Arts and Science, and Engineering and Computer Science within an environment fostering leading edge work in a broad range of interdisciplinary domains relating to new media art, design and technology. Hexagram-Concordia along with its partner centre HexagramUQAM at l’Université du Québec à Montréal are the two pillars of HexagramCIAM, known nationally and internationally as Canada’s largest pole for research-creation in the many intersecting points between art and technology.

Medea Talk with Chris Salter
When: Thursday, October 18, 16:00-18:00
Where: at the MEDEA studio, Östra Varvsgatan 11, Malmö
Whom: The Medea Talk is for free and open to everyone. It is followed by a Q&A.

About Chris Salter
Chris Salter is an artist, Director of Hexagram-Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technology and Associate Professor for Design + Computation Arts. Salter studied economics and philosophy at Emory University and received his Ph.D. in the area of theater with a second concentration in computer-generated sound from Stanford University. His solo and collaborative work has been seen at major international exhibitions and festivals in over a dozen countries including the Venice Architecture Biennale (Venice), National Art Museum of China (Beijing), CTM (Berlin), among many others. He regularly presents at national and international conferences, has given invited talks at universities and festivals worldwide and has sat on numerous juries including NIME, ISEA and the Prix Ars Electronica. He is the author of Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance (MIT Press, 2010) and is currently working on a follow up Alien Agencies: Ethnographies of Nonhuman Performance (also for MIT Press).