Rémi Quirion (CA)

Keynotes

Sunday May 24 - 13:00
Espace SAT
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Rémi Quirion (CA)

Keynotes

TRANSCALING : BEYOND BOUNDARIES

Immersive experiences can be used to cultivate contextual understanding of interdependent relationships across space and time. But what is the potential of new technologies to cultivate systemic understanding of interconnected phenomena and dissolving boundaries between academic disciplines?

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OPENING KEYNOTE

Rémi Quirion (Montréal) : Neuroscientist and Chief Scientist of Québec, Quirion is a strong advocate of transdisciplinary research and disruptive approaches to innovation.

frq.gouv.qc.ca

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

Derrick de Kerckhove (Nice / Naples) : Marshall McLuhan scholar and Professor at the University of Naples and Catalunya, de Kerchove’s work explores connections between new media and networked cognition.

David McConville (Montréal) : Chairman of the Buckminster Fuller Institute and Director of the SAT’s Office of Integrated Research, McConville employs immersive visualizations to expand perspectives on humanity’s home in the cosmos.

Normand Brunet (Montréal) : Environmental scientist and researcher at UQAM, Brunet worked with ecologist Pierre Dansereau on urban development models integrating ecological, social and international perspectives.

Jonathan Fisher (New York) : Jonathan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at New York Medical College, where his work focuses on sensory neuroscience and neural prostheses. He has also developed new neuroimaging techniques for imaging electrical activity in the brain. As a performing artist, he has created events that explore the interface between art and technology.

Panelists

Derrick de Kerckhove (FR)
David McConville (CA)
Normand Brunet (CA)
Jonathan Fisher (US)