Societe Des Arts Technologiques (SAT)
1195, boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC, H2X 2S6
Established in 1996 with a goal of promoting new artistic practices focusing on digital technologies, the 'Societe des arts technologiques' (SAT) is surely one of the most unique centres for the arts in all of Canada.
Profil Dernière mise-à-jour: 18 mars 2008
Established in 1996 with a goal of promoting new artistic practices focusing on digital technologies, the 'Societé des arts téchnologiques' (SAT) is surely one of the most unique centres for the arts in all of Canada. As a non-profit organization, SAT is a multi-disciplinary research and development centre that now counts over 350 active members. Designed to be a meeting place for local area artists working in the multi-media field, the center allows artists access to new digital technologies in the spirit of creative exchanges and cooperation within the different branches of the arts and sciences.
Apart from its research and development role, SAT also hosts various exhibitions throughout the year. Because of the centre's emphasis on the technological arts, their program is geared towards artists with a national and international following whose work combines art and technology. Offering a distinct calendar of exhibits, the Societé des arts téchnologiques continues to play an integral role in this innovative new form of artistic expression.
A Fabulous Research Lab
SAT also has a 9000 square foot lab devoted to the research and development of software, broadband-network IP applications, and digital production tools related to telepresence, immersive environments, video and sound. The SAT Metalab developes software programs and hardware that assists in the creation and diffusion of digital culture, allows exchanges and collaborative R&D between artists, engineers and scientists.
Membership: Anyone interested in becoming a member of the SAT should contact the center directly.