June 12, 2020
Milieux’s commitment to support Black Lives Matter movement
To our community in Montreal and beyond: The Milieux Institute of Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University in Montreal stands in solidarity with all Black, Indigenous and racialized communities across North America who are protesting in response to police brutality and racial state violence. The brutal murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others have caused tremendous pain, grief and public outrage during a time of global pandemic. During this time, the...
May 27, 2020
Graphic Designer + Data Viz Contract Position
Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology Deadline EXTENDED: June 30, 2020 Original deadline to apply: June 6, 2020 Milieux is looking for a multi-disciplinary graphic designer who can work across various media and platforms to support the visual communication needs. This could be a great opportunity for an advanced student seeking to build up their portfolio. As a member of our team, you would: Use your exceptional design skills to create visual communications for...
May 27, 2020
Concordia recognizes Indigenous Futures research
Three faculty research centres have joined the ranks of Concordia’s university-recognized research units and infrastructure platforms, including the Milieux Institute’s Indigenous Futures cluster. Introducing, the Indigenous Futures Research Centre (IFRC). “The IFRC evolved from the Indigenous Futures Cluster, formed in 2015, within the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology. It is an Indigenous-led research centre with a membership of 13 scholars and artists, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, whose research is focused on Indigenous peoples. The Indigenous Directions Action Plan,...
May 19, 2020
Immersive realities in the time of pandemic
Access to the physical space of the immersive reality lab at the Milieux Institute is forbidden during the COVID-19 lockdown. Marco Luna, a virtual and augmented reality technologist and our lab coordinator, is adapting new workflows for students and faculty to keep working on their projects. Here’s a peek at what they’ve been working on:
May 7, 2020
Building an ‘escape room’ to draw attention to elder abuse
One day, you stop by your good friend Sandra’s studio apartment to drop off some medications. She’s an older woman who struggles with mobility, so the landlord lets you in. Looking around the apartment, you begin to notice subtle signs that don’t quite sit right with you. Canned goods are tucked under Sandra’s bed. Empty pill bottles lay about. The fridge has no food in it. What do you do? This is the narrative behind...