CRITICAL MEDIA in Cana­da sup­ports projects, talks and exhi­bi­tions that crit­i­cal­ly exam­ine the con­junc­tion of art, sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy practice.

Incor­po­rat­ed in Cana­da in 2001 as a non-profit soci­ety, our goal is to pro­mote and fur­ther the pub­lic under­stand­ing of emerg­ing and estab­lished art prac­tices in diverse media in Cana­da and internationally.

Cen­tral to our aims is the pre­sen­ta­tion of events, includ­ing sym­posia, exhi­bi­tions and per­for­mances that serve as a vehi­cle for com­mu­ni­ca­tion between art, mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary prac­ti­tion­ers and the gen­er­al pub­lic. We seek through these activ­i­ties to devel­op an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary inter­gen­er­a­tional dialogue.

Our man­date is:

  • to encour­age inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research and col­lab­o­ra­tions in old and new media,
  • to sup­port the crit­i­cal, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary exam­i­na­tion of art and tech­nol­o­gy prac­tice in soci­ety in general;
  • to fos­ter exchange, col­lab­o­ra­tion and dia­logue between the artists and scientists,
  • to devel­op inter­na­tion­al exchanges involv­ing artists, sci­en­tists and scholars,
  • to cre­ate con­texts for col­lab­o­ra­tion between schol­ars and prac­ti­tion­ers in the arts and sci­ences by devel­op­ing sym­posia, exhi­bi­tions and work­shops, and
  • to work active­ly in col­lab­o­ra­tion with oth­er nation­al and inter­na­tion­al orga­ni­za­tions and insti­tu­tions to fur­ther the explorato­ry goals of cross cul­tur­al inter­dis­ci­pli­nary collaborations.

If you would like to know more about the projects we have pro­duced, click here for a listing.