Professor Lynn Hughes
Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts)
Concordia University Research Chair in Interaction Design and Games Innovation
Lynn Hughes holds undergraduate degrees in Art and English Literature and a graduate degree in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, with a concentration in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics. She has taught at universities across Canada and currently holds a Concordia Research Chair at Concordia University in Montreal where she also teaches in the Intermedia and MFA programs in Studio Arts. Lynn was instrumental in the conception, structuring and funding of Hexagram, the Montreal Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technologies (www.hexagram.org). She was co-founder and director of the inter-university new media research/creation group Interstices from 2000 to 2010. Interstices provided a research framework for students and faculty from the francophone university UQAM and from Concordia to work together on new media productions. More recently she co-founded the cross-Faculty Technoculture Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre which focuses on interdisciplinary research in Games Studies and games design.
Lynn's own artistic production has been exhibited at festivals and galleries, locally, nationally -and internationally in the United States, Asia and Europe. Her current work explores the area between contemporary art and emerging game culture.
Over the years she has consistently also pursued activities as a curator. In 2012, she co-curated (with Heather Kelley and Cindy Poremba) Joue le jeu, a major international exhibition on contemporary game culture at the Gaite lyrqiue in Paris. In 2015 she is leading a curating team for the Transitio festival in Mexico City and also curating a month of "Material Play" at the Laboral Centre in Gijon .Spain.