The majority of scientific journals are owned by an oligopoly of publishers that decides subscription fees. The high costs are even more problematic given that neither the authors nor reviewers of these articles are remunerated. Digital media has made possible the emergence of an alternative mode of publishing scholarly knowledge, known as open access.
Microfiches is the encyclopedic project where art encounters knowledge. Each collection is comprised of 10 to 15 cards presenting key elements of a subject. The texts are written by a renowned specialist and visually interpreted by an artist. This textual and visual content is printed on cards and declined on a variety of other printed and digital medium. (From microfiches.org)
This exhibition is organized in conjunction with la bibliothèque de l’École de technologie supérieure.
Marc Larivière is an illustrator, animator and game designer. He co-founded Supersymétrie, a graphic design studio in Montreal.
Olivier Charbonneau is a librarian at Concordia University. He received his doctorate in Law, specializing in copyright. He has been engaging with the library culture and milieu since the last millennium. culturelibre.ca
Vincent Larivière is a professor at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information de l’Université de Montréal, where he and his team are interested in exploring the modes of research & knowledge dissemination in the digital age. ebsi.umontreal.ca