6:00 – 7:30 pm

Conference welcome; Professional Panel – York Amphitheatre, EV 1.605

Panel Presenters: Esther Bourdages (Eastern Bloc), Jean Dubois (UQAM), Dr. Jonathan Lessard (Concordia), Dr. Christine Ross (McGill).

Panel moderator: Dr. Alice Jim

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Reception/Vernissage, Let’s Get Digital – VAV Gallery, VA Building, main floor



10:00 – 10:15am – Opening Remarks

10:15 – 11.45 am – Panel 1: Bio-Art

Moderator: Dr. Ernestine Daubner

“Visualising HIV: The Virus and the Immune System in Biomedia Art”

Braden Scott (Concordia University)

“Ecology: Recycled Landscapes.”

Romina Cameron (Concordia University)

“The Institute for Figuring’s Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef: Accessibility to Knowledge Through Play and Hybrid Methods of Learning.”

Jennifer Aedy (Concordia University)

 12:00 – 1:15 pm – Panel 2: Computerization and Contemporary Art

Moderator: Christopher Moore

“Polygons and Perception: Creating Meaningful Encounters with 3D Models and Computer Interfaces.”

Steph Caskenette (University of Guelph)

“The Robotic Action Painter as Artist.”

Alexandrine Capolla Beauregard (Concordia University)

“Ryoji Ikeda: test pattern and the Comfortably Numb.”

Emma Sise (Concordia University)

1:15 – 2:00 pm – Lunch Break

2:00 – 3:00pm – Panel 3: Social Media as Content and Strategy

Moderator: Mark Schilling

“The Fame-Whore and the Cam-Whore: Representations of Female Presence on Screen Through the Eyes of Contemporary Artist Anne Hirsch.”

Madelyne Beckles (Concordia University)

“From Ephemeral to Viral to Profitable: The Commodification of Montréal Graffiti.”

Kelly O’Brien (Independent Scholar/Fordham University)

3:15 – 5.00 pm – Panel 4: History, Memory, and Representation in the Digital Era

Moderator: Stefan Jovanovic

“The Archive, the Club, and the Web: Bear Witness’s Acts of Decolonization.”

Katerina Korola (Concordia University)

“Le medium photographique en rapport à sa technique, ou le digitale hypermoderne du cas Abu Ghraib”

Catherine Bergeron (Concordia University)

“Problems with Digitizing Propaganda: Memory, Experience, and Power”

Sarah Danruo Wang (University of Toronto)

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Address: Kent Monkman

7.30 – 10 pm – Closing Reception – EV 11.725