Media @ McGill

International Colloquium


Annually, Media@McGill hosts an International Colloquium related to its yearly theme.


Media@McGill’s international colloquium Aisthesis and the Common: Reconfiguring the Public Sphere will take place at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 185 St-Catherine Street West, on March 18 and 19, 2016. The colloquium brings together artists, designers, art historians, curators, philosophers and scholars in urbanism and media studies to reflect on emerging models of the public sphere and the role of aisthesis (αἴσθησις: the faculty of perception by the senses and the intellect) in this emergence.  It will be free and open to the general public, as well as livestreamed.

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On November 14 and 15, Media@McGill hosted an International Colloquium entitled Sound, Vision, Action. This two-day colloquium united scholars and artists of sound and vision in a series of thematic panels. The colloquium was free and open to the general public, as well as livestreamed. The colloquium was held at Théâtre J.-A. Bombardier, McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke Street West.

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Media@McGill hosted The Participatory Condition, an International Colloquium, which was held in Montreal at the Museum of Contemporary Art on November 15 and 16, 2013. The Colloquium’s main objective was to assess the role of media in the development of a principle whose expansion has become so large as to become the condition of our contemporaneity. For more information visit:

Watch the videos

To complement the activities planned for the colloquium on The Participatory Condition, Media@McGill hosted a Participatory Open Online Course” (POOC) – as opposed to a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) — on our colloquium website. POOC activities, which aimed at rendering academic research more accessible to the general public, ran from October 15 to December 6, 2013. For more information visit: