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Founded in 1996, the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] is a non-profit organization recognized internationally for its active, leading role in developing immersive technologies, augmented reality and creative use of high-speed networks. With its double mission as a centre for the arts and research, SAT was created to support a new generation of creators/researchers in the digital age.
A gathering place for diverse intelligence, curiosity, knowledge and talent, the Society for Arts and Technology is a live creative laboratory whose unconventional experiences bring together the tangible and the unexpected.
Within its 4 400m2 premises one can find the Satosphere, a permanent modular dome, dedicated to the development and presentation of 360° immersive experiences. With a diameter of 18 meters and height of 13 meters, filled with 157 speakers, this unique equipment complements the studios and workshops housed inside the SAT.
The SAT has in a natural process become a space for pivotal events, where everything is possible, at once stimulating and showcasing trends in technology applied to arts and design.
SAT has an organizational model that has led it to be the first North American member to be invited to join the Open Living Labs (ENoLL) network, a European initiative regrouping more than 170 research and innovation centres all over the world, demonstrating how its activities impact social and economical spheres. 


batiment de la SAT






See the 2013-2014 annual report

Interactive 3D layout of the 1st floor : Espace SAT
Plan du 1er étage
Interactive 3D layout of the 3rd floor : Satosphere, Foodlab and terrace
Plan du 1er étage


First permanent immersive environment dedicated to art creation and visualization, this dome forms a 360° spheric projection screen. New tool to create palpable and enveloping human experiences, the Satosphere places the audience at the centre of audiovisual works.

Artist residences

The artist-in-residence program at the SAT is open to creators-researchers interested in developing their project at the SAT. Selected artists take advantage of the facilities and of a group of experts in the fields of immersive, virtual and interactive environments, broadband networking, and experiential design.


The Metalab’s activities focus on scientific research and the experimental development of open source software, IP applications on broadband networks, and tools for numeric production in the fields of telepresence, immersive environments, augmented reality and interactive experiences.

Campus SAT

The Campus SAT technological arts training centre welcomes students, artists and professionals, to get training in learning to use the most recent tools of numeric creation.


Research and creation space specialized in immersive environments, and equipped with a model replica of the Satophere on a reduced scale. Its team offers a creative and technical support related to the use of immersive and interactive devices, as well as to interactivity, experiential and exhibition design.

Espace SAT

Cutting-edge urban space open to artists, organisms and promotors to distribute innovative and original project in numeric arts. Space and service rental fees adapted to different needs.

Labo culinaire - Foodlab

SAT’s culinary creation lab, where Michelle Marek and Seth Gabrielse, renowned chefs, add their personal touch to the SAT’s programme. Culinary creations developed in open kitchens in the view of the public celebrate local Quebec products. Reservations available for groups.



  • Monique Savoie : President - Founder & Artistic director of the SAT

  • Denis Chaurette : Principal administrator - associate, lawyer at Fasken Martineau

  • Mouna Andraos : New media artist, Co-founder Daily tous les jours

  • Nicolas Bélanger : Co-Fondateur, executive director, Groupe W

  • Patrice St-Amour : Director patnerships and philanthropy, TOHU - Cité des Arts du Cirque

  • Aaron Sprecher : Assistant-professor in Digital representation, CM&T Studio and Architectural Design at the School of Architecture of McGill University

  • Sébastien St-Hilaire : Placement advisor, Valeur mobilières Desjardins

  • Frederic Latreille : President, Garda Background Screening Solutions