Introduction
Lexique
Articles
Liens
Projets artistiques
Projets pédagogiques
Technologies

Crédits

Introduction
Lexicon
Articles
Links
Artistic projects
Pedagogical projects
Technologies

Credits

Introduction
The research team of the Body + technological fictions’ program intends to establish national and international collaborations and partnerships with the development of a visual and media arts education in mind. Through art and teaching projects that call for the body and technologies, it will examine how various types of projects can be structured to renew art education, while questioning the critical, aesthetic, play, and metaphysic dimensions that add on to the technological and educational dimensions.

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.