The research consists in establishing new forms of exchanges and creation around the problematic of the body and technological fictions, from a bilingual Internet portal. This portal will include access to existing web sites among which certain parts will be translated and updated around the problematic, a specialized lexicon created by the collaborators, a directory of interpretation and analysis articles, multimedia files of art projects and teaching projects, as well as examples of various technologies.
This collaboration brings together: Moniques Richard, the main researcher, specialized in arts education and in the educational aspect of the project at the Université du Québec à Montréal, and interested in the body’s technological extensions, posthumanism and popular culture; Yvonne Gaudelius, an American researcher from PennState College, who is interested in cyborg education and the artistic form of performance; as well as Jean-Pierre Boutinet, a specialist in the anthropology of the project from the University of Angers. Under the supervision of Laurence Sylvestre, professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal, it also brings together colleagues from the Quebec universities’ network who are working at the implementation of a web site on visual arts’ education. It will also bring together partners from the cultural and school communities : Turbine, a center for the promotion of media arts for a young public, Stéphane Dussault, from St-Ambroise Primary School, and Yves Amyot, from Cardinal Secondary School. It invites artists interested in technology and pedagogy to interact with the group; other teachers and graduate students will periodically join the team.