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September 14, 2021

Milieux | MUTEK Reflection (a Festival Postmortem)

By Matthew Raymond, Philosophy MA candidate at Concordia University interested in community models, information infrastructure and poetry The coalition of poets and engineers that MUTEK has curated for over 20 years has never felt more timely. As we migrate further into the infosphere, a space which has come to be defined by an increasingly abstract everydayness, the visions of the future presented at Forum2021 were rejuvenating in their breadth. This is especially true of the...
September 14, 2021

‘MACHINES THAT BEGIN TO RESEMBLE LIFE;’ MILIEUX AT ARS, II

Part II of our interview with Institute Co-Director Chris Salter by Stephanie Creaghan, Head of Communications at the Milieux Institute, and Brennan McCracken, PhD candidate in English at Concordia University  (Part I is available here) Chris Salter: Different entities have different levels of sense perception, different bodies have different levels of sense perception. So it’s not that humans are the singular ideal.  SC: Placing humans at the top of this hierarchical schema makes me think of Thomas Nagel’s What it is Like To Be a Bat; we might...
September 9, 2021

MILIEUX IS HIRING | Graphic Designers

GRAPHIC DESIGNER CONTRACT POSITION Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology  Deadline: September 22, 2021 Job title: Graphic Designer Department: Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology (OVPRGS) Reporting to: Director, Milieux Institute Type of employment: Part-time Casual Employee or TRAC/CARE contract (less than 4 months) Salary: If a current student, in accordance with TRAC rates. If a non-student, in accordance with CARE wage scales. Posting date: September 9th, 2021 Start Date: October 2021 Accepting applications until: September 22, 2021 (inclusive)  Milieux is looking for multi-disciplinary graphic designers who can work across various media and platforms...
September 9, 2021

MILIEUX IS HIRING | Social Media Assistant

JOB OPENING: SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT (PART-TIME)Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology  Deadline: September 22, 2021 Job title: Social Media Assistant Department: Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology (OVPRGS) Reporting to: Director, Milieux Institute Type of employment: Part-time Casual Employee or contract (less than 4 months) Salary: If a current student, in accordance with TRAC rates. If a non-student, in accordance with CARE wage scales. Posting date: September 9th, 2021 Start Date: October 2021 Accepting applications until: September 22, 2021 (inclusive)  JOB DESCRIPTION We are looking for a graduate student with an avid interest in research communications who can write, capture...
September 9, 2021

‘MACHINES THAT BEGIN TO RESEMBLE LIFE;’ MILIEUX AT ARS, I

Part I of our interview with Institute Co-Director Chris Salter by Stephanie Creaghan, Head of Communications at the Milieux Institute, and Brennan McCracken, PhD candidate in English at Concordia University  Milieux co-director Chris Salter, along with LePARC co-director Angélique Willkie, will be leading the keynote discussion with seminal new media artist David Rokeby at this year’s Ars Electronica Festival, and will also be presenting his collaborative project SENSEFACTORY at the Hexagram Network’s EMERGENCE/Y Garden at the festival.  Brennan...
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