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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, virtual reality and creative use of high-speed networks. With its triple mission as a centre for the arts, training 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.
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.
The artist-in-residency 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.
Since 2002, the Metalab is the research laboratory at the Society For Ats & Technology [SAT]. This is a place where researchers, developers, designers, artists and creators interact together. The Metalab mission is to stimulate the raise of new digital practices in immersive, virtual and distributed spaces.
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.
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 chef Timothée Vielajus adds his 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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Monique Savoie : President - Founder of the SAT
- Mouna Andraos : Interim General and Artistic Director of the SAT - New media artist, Co-founder Daily tous les jours
- Vincent Chaurette : Lawyer at BCF Avocats d'affaires / Business Law
- Jo-Anne Hudon Duchesne : Director of Operations Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation
- Nicolas Bélanger : Co-Fondateur, executive director, Groupe W
- Sébastien St-Hilaire : Placement advisor, Valeur mobilières Desjardins
- Frederic Latreille : Associate YUL Ventures
- Jacques A. DeGuise : Director, Laboratoire de recherche en imagerie et orthopédie (LIO)
- Nassib El-Husseini : Directeur général du collectif les 7 doigts de la main
- Claude Lévis : Advisor to the Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI), observer of the Scientific Committee for the Ministry
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