Special Issue

  • The Beloved Island

    Two Architects, a Landscape Architect and a Historian of Montreal Talk About Their Favourite Spaces in the City

    “It feels real—it feels like real Montreal. It’s not pretty, but it’s a kind of a different type of beauty: real, cool, relaxed, urban and sexy. That’s the Montreal that I like.”

  • A Modern Urban Jungle

    Field of Possibilities Brings Green to Industrialized Area

    In the corner of the Mile End, behind the industrial buildings and near the train tracks residents often cross illegally, there’s a stretch of land locals refer to as the “Champ des Possibles.”

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  • The Pixel Is Mightier Than the Sword

    Video Games Don’t Have to Be Violent—But “Indie” Isn’t a Total Fix

    Violence is in fact endemic to the current market, not the medium, but the “indie” scene is not some cleansing force for the pacification of games.

  • Seeing Through the Dark

    How three game developers took a gamble to form the studio Red Barrels and create their hit Outlast

    Montreal has become a hub for the video game industry, with household names like Ubisoft and EA setting up shop in the city.

  • Off-Road Righteousness

    Concordia’s Automotive Engineers Gear Up for Baja Races

    The Baja racing team at Concordia has set lofty goals of top ten finishes in all competitions they’re slated to compete in this year. Preparation for their first race is already underway.

  • The Spending Culture of Science

    Funding Redistribution Threatens Science Promoters

    When the Quebec government decided to reverse spending cuts to science publications, it proved two points: science funding is in a fragile state and the austerity project isn’t all that well thought out.

  • The Germs of Growth: Montreal’s Promising Biotech Startups

    Montreal is brimming with academic activity and the innovation centres popping up around the city are a fertile ground for biotech research.

  • A Game of Life with Crooked Rules

    Concordia Students and Faculty Create Video Game on the Lives of Sex Workers

    There has been much ado about sex work since Canada’s prostitution laws were struck down in December 2013 in the historic Bedford v. Canada decision.

  • Will Androids Dream of Killing Electric Sheep?

    A Violent Robot Filled Future Might Not Be Far Away

    As we inch closer to elucidating the mystery of artificial intelligence—the Holy Grail of robotics—and accelerating the clock on technological singularity, scientists and laymen alike have warned that birthing the ghost in the shell could spell tentative doom for humankind.