Media@McGill is proud to host The Participatory Condition, an International Colloquium, which will be held in Montreal at the Museum of Contemporary Art on November 15 and 16, 2013. The Colloquium’s main objective is 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. Watch the videos from the colloquium.

We look forward to welcoming you in Montreal for the International Colloquium on The Participatory Condition in November 2013. The Colloquium will scrutinize the very idea of participation in the digital age, from our face-to-face encounters with beings and technologies, to the experiences we share as users, publics and producers, in the flesh and online. We hope you will join us for two days at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal to learn, exchange, and debate.
– Christine Ross,
Director of Media@McGill

Keynote speakers
N. Katherine Hayles, Duke University
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Antimodular Research
Bernard Stiegler, Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation, Centre Georges Pompidou

To complement the activities planned for our November colloquium on The Participatory Condition, Media@McGill will be hosting a “Participatory Open Online Course” (POOC) – as opposed to a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) — on our colloquium website. POOC activities, which aim at rendering academic research more accessible to the general public, will run from October 15 to December 6, 2013. Anyone will be able to register to participate in this non-credited POOC.