Leonardo Electronic Directory
Faculty of Arts
Directrice, Groupe de recherche en arts médiatiques (GRAM)
University of Quebec in Montréal
C.P. 8888, succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Tel: (514) 987-3000, poste 8237
Fax : (514) 987-4651
Louise Poissant, Ph.D. in philosophy, Dean of the Faculty of Arts is a Professor at the School of visual and media arts at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). She has been the Director of the Group of research in media arts (GRAM) since 1989 and Director of the Centre interuniversitaire des arts médiatiques, the CIAM from 2001 to 2006. The Centre includes researchers from Concordia University, University of Montreal, McGill University and UQAM.
Poissant has authored many books and papers in the field of the media arts published in various journals in Canada, in France and in the United States. Among others achievements, she directed the writing and the translation of a dictionary on media arts published in French at PUQ and by sections in Leonardo. The electronic version of this dictionary, available since 1997, became an encyclopaedia that includes works from artists around the world. She had also co-authored a series of 13 video documentary on media arts in collaboration with TV Ontario and TELUQ and she collaborated to several artists portraits on video with the Museum of contemporary art of Montreal. Her current research themes are the new technologies applied to the field of arts of performance and the biotechnologies and arts.
Updated 14 December 2011