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July 27, 2021
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The Essential Guide to MUTEK Forum

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In parallel to the Festival, the MUTEK Forum is back for its seventh edition from Tuesday, August 24 to Thursday, September 2 on our virtual platform. This marketplace of ideas will bring together artists and companies from the digital creation and electronic music fields to explore the most innovative artistic practices while stimulating reflection on the ethical and political issues related to technology and the digital world. Seven themes will be explored by more than 100 local and international speakers through 60 activities.

Dive into the fields of expertise covered:

XR, Immersive and Experiential Storytelling
Exploring Imaginaries of Artificial Intelligence
New Frontiers in Digital Art and Sound
Music Matters
Fashion and Art for Our Futures
New Models for Presentation and Monetization
Digital Detox
A Virtual Market for Creative Minds and Connexions

For a second consecutive year, the Forum will also feature a virtual market that facilitates networking by showcasing Québec, Canadian and international artists to buyers from around the world. More than 700 participants, including over 200 distributors, representing 400 different organizations and companies from over 50 countries, will gather on the online platform to attend conferences, panels, and workshops, as well as to develop artistic connections and business opportunities.

Discover the list of participants, exclusive networking activities, and our second official selection of 20 Québec and Canadian artists, all embodying the most cutting-edge developments in the local artistic community. Click here for more information.

Join MUTEK Forum

  • WHEN: From Tuesday, August 24 to Thursday, September 2 with a small break on Saturday and Sunday. Nevertheless, all streamed content will be available on-demand until Thursday, September 30.
  • WHERE: Online, in our Swapcard virtual platform, accessible via your browser or the app from Tuesday, August 17.
  • WHO: Find this year’s selection of over 100 speakers, including their biography and the topic they will cover, on this documented page. You can also review the list of all virtual market participants here.
  • WHAT: Manage your schedule and choose among the 60 conferences, panels, case studies, workshops, Q&A, and roundtables offered by consulting our detailed time grid.
  • HOW: By purchasing one of the three Forum Passports available. The Regular Passport gives you access to all conferences and profiles of other participants while the Pro Passport also grants you exclusive access to specific networking activities, which will take place every day as part of the virtual market, including thematic roundtables and discussion groups. Finally, the Company Passport gives you access to an exhibitor space on the platform, allowing you to stand out by showcasing your projects, content, services, and products as part of the virtual market.

Ælab CA/QC Ahreum Lee KR/QC Alejandra Cárdenas (Ale Hop) PE/DE Ali Nikrang AT — Ars Electronica Futurelab Alexander Scholz CA — HOLO Alex Tibbitts US/QC Amanda Gutierrez MX/QC — Concordia University Analucia Roeder PE Andrea LudovicVE Andrée Martin CA/QC Anouk Wipprecht NL/US Antoine Cayrol FR — ATLAS V Barney Steel UK — Marshmallow Laser Feast Benjamin Bratton US — University of California San Diego Cat Bluemke CA — Ender Gallery Celine Garcia FR — Puppet Master Label & Publishing Centre de recherche TAG BR/QC+CA/QC Claire L. Evans US Claire O’Neill UK — A Greener Festival David Hershkovits US — Cultural Content Consultancy Deena Abdelwahed TN/FR Eddie Lou CN — Sandbox Immersive Festival Edy Fung (Quantum Foam) HK/UK Elena Zavalev US — CADAF Eliane Ellbogen CA/QC — Fasken Erin Gee CA/QC Estelle Schorpp FR/QC Feli Cabrera López CO/AR Félix Lajeunesse CA/QC — Félix & Paul Studios Fereshteh Toosi IR/US — Florida International University Flor de Fuego (Florencia Maria Alonso) AR Fossilation CA/QC Frances Adair Mckenzie CA/QC Gabrielle Harnois-Blouin CA/QC Guillaume Pascale CA/QC Grand River IT/NL Greg J. Smith CA — HOLO Gwendal Creurer FR/QC — Société des arts technologiques Huidi Xiang CN/US Ida Toninato FR/QC Ievgeniia Ivanova PL/UA — ARNOVA Isabella Salas MX/QC — Isabella Salas Studio Isla Angus UK — Client Earth Jacqueline Beaumont CA/QC — Concordia University Jana Müller DE — Deutsches Museum Nuremberg Jean Dubois & Ghyslain Gagnon CA/QC Jean-Patrice Rémillard (Pheek)CA/QC Jenny Maritza Ramirez Osorio (Jennitza) AR Joanna Berzowska CA/QC — Concordia University Joanna Duda PL Joaquina Salgado AR John Connell UK/DE+US — Soundworks Jonathan Carroll CA — Ender Gallery Julie Knibbe FR — Music Tomorrow Julie Tremblay CA/QC — PHI Juliette Lusven FR/QC Kanta Dihal NL/UK — University of Cambridge Karine Charbonneau CA/QC — Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Studio Katja Melzer CA/QC — Goethe-Institut Montréal Ké Medley CA/QC Kiran Bhumber CA Kyle Duffield CA Laurence Dolbec CA/QC — National Film Board of Canada Lewis Jamieson UK — Music Declares Emergency Libby Heaney UK Louis-Philippe Rondeau CA/QC Louise Hisayasu DE — Tactical Tech Love SsegaUK — EarthPercent Lucas LaRochelle CA/QC — Queering The Map Lukas Volz DE — University of Cologne Magdalena Molinari AR Mara Gourd-Mercado CA/QC — Académie canadienne du cinéma et de la télévision Marc-André Cossette CA/QC Marie Brassard CA/QC — Infrarouge Matthew Herbert UK Maude Thibodeau CA/QC — Dpt. Maya Indira Ganesh IN/DE+UK — University of Cambridge Maxime Boutin FR/QC Mélanie O'Bomsawin CA/QC Memo Akten TR Michael Casey US — CoinDesk Mimi Allard CA/QC Miranda Smitheram NZ/QC — Concordia University Monica Lopez De Victoria US — Lopez De Victoria Studio LLC Muhammad Radwan DE — Tactical Tech Nancy Lee CA Nao Tokui JP — Qosmo Nathalie Bachand CA/QC Nedine Moonsamy ZA — University of Pretoria Nicolas Bernier CA/QC Nicolas Reeves & David St-Onge CA/QC Noah Pred CA/DE — Manifest Audio GbR Olivia Klawonn US Olivia Mc Gilchrist FR/JM/QCOlivier J. Bergeron CA/QC — Click & Mortar Orit Halpern US/QC — Concordia University Patrick Haggart CA/QC Philippe Bédard CA/QC — Québec/Canada XR Pierre-Luc Lecours CA/QC Qianqian Ye CN/US — Processing Foundation Ralf Eger DE — ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe Richard Chartier US rkss (Robin Buckley) UK Ryan Howard US — Google Sabrina Calvo FR/QC Sabrina Ratté QC/FR Safa Ghnaim US/DE — Tactical Tech Sandra Rodriguez CA/QC — MIT (HackingXR) Sandra Volny FR/CZ/QC Sarah Ciston US — University of Southern California Sarah Friend CA/DE — Ender Gallery Sarah Mackenzie CA/QC sava saheli singh CA — University of Ottawa Sense Factory CA/QC+DE Shari Frilot US — Sundance Film Festival Shonee Arroyo-Kreimes CR/QC Sofian Audry & TeZ CA/QC+IT/NL Sol Rezza AR Takashi Ikegami JP — University of Tokyo Tatiana Heuman AR/DE Thomas Azoug FR/QC — PHI Tina Blakeney AU/QC — Thinkwell Studio Montréal Vicky Clarke UK Viktoria Modesta UK/US Vivian Marthell US — O Cinema WhiteFeather Hunter CA — SymbioticA / The University of Western Australia x/o CA Xiaowei Wang US — Logic Magazine Yan Breuleux CA/QC Yannick Hofmann DE — ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe Ying Gao CA/QC — Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Yu Su CN/CA Yuri Suzuki JP/UK — Pentagram Design

MUTEK would like to thank its partners, who play a key role in the maintenance and development of its activities, and have provided particular support towards the creation of the Forum.

The Government of Québec, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the ministère du Tourisme du Québec, the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine du gouvernement du Québec, the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the City of Montréal, FACTOR and Canada's private radio broadcasters, the Department of Canadian Heritage, Musicaction, the British Council, the Consulat général de France à Québec, the Goethe-Institut, Tourisme Montréal, Air Canada for Business, HOLO, Soundworks, BeatConnect, Zú, Society for Arts and Technology.

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