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The Society for Arts and Technology partners with Mozilla to develop a unique virtual platform

05 Aug 2020
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The Society for Arts and Technology partners with Mozilla to develop a unique virtual platform

The Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) has signed a collaborative agreement with the technology company Mozilla Canada for, among other things, the organization of the iX Symposium (on Immersive Experience), entirely virtual. At this event, a new completely immersive and interactive platform called SATELLITE will be introduced. SATELLITE allows Internet users to meet, exchange, learn and attend performances, shows and festivals. The live and interactive broadcast as imagined by the SAT will allow cultural enterprises and artists from Québec to connect with the world.

This agreement was possible thanks to the Bureau du Québec à Toronto, which works to create links between Quebec businesses and companies elsewhere in Canada.

This research partnership with the Mozilla Hubs Canada team will allow the development of an open, modular technology that facilitates immersion and social interactivity for the benefit of the cultural ecosystem. Among the key elements retained in the research axes are: the physical representation of the participants, the acoustic restitution of the places, as well as the commercial and analytical approach ensuring substantial revenues for the environment.

The SAT has great ambitions for this project: "To offer an immersive social web experience accessible to everyone and from everywhere, a must-have showcase after the Panier Bleu, SATELLITE will become the "Vaisseau bleu" !" says Monique Savoie, founder president and executive director of the SAT.

SATELLITE will be a unique place, accessible to everyone, everywhere in the world 24/7, to discover original cultural content as if you were there. This first iteration of SATELLITE is part of a three-year program to develop the platform, which to date counts on the contribution of more than forty Québec cultural organizations.

The first unveiling of the SATELLITE platform will take place during the iX Symposium, which will take place in 2021. This unique international gathering of researchers, companies and artists will give pride of place to networked and remote experimentation, to new forms of conferences with shared workspaces in immersion, virtual reality and augmented reality.

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About the Society for Arts and Technology 
The Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) is a non-profit organization that will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year. It is internationally recognized for its active and pioneering role in the development of immersive technologies, virtual reality and the creative use of very high-speed networks. With its triple mission as an artist-run centre, research and training centre for digital art, SAT was created to support a new generation of creator-researchers in the digital age. Innovation at the SAT is led by its research department, the Metalab, which is funded in part by the ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation, and is a member of QuébecInnove.

About the Bureau du Québec à Toronto
Since 1973, the Bureau du Québec à Toronto has been promoting the interests of Québec in Canada, on a vast territory from Ontario to British Columbia. In addition, with its in-depth knowledge of the markets, the BQT's economic team offers a wide range of business consulting services to Québec companies

Pour plus d’informations :

Cédrick Lalaizon
Directeur partenariats stratégiques, valorisation et innovation
Société des arts technologiques
[email protected]


Claudine Brulé
Communications and Public Affairs attaché
Bureau du Québec à Toronto
[email protected]