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5a7 – “Changing Destination” w/ Ingeborg Govaart

TAG invites you to join our weekly 5a7s, this time with our visiting scholar Ingeborg Govaart. Ingeborg is an MA student in Intercultural Media and Innovation at ZUYD University Maastricht, The Netherlands, currently working in Montreal on her project: Changing Destination.

Combining her interest in environmental preservation, games and storytelling, Ingeborg’s presentation will be about the process of her project before an during her stay in Montreal. Changing Destination will be a game about environmental refugees, …

Society for Animation Studies Annual Conference: SAS@30: Then | Now | Next

Concordia University is hosting the 2018 Society for Animation Studies Conference, which is also the 30th anniversary of the organization, dedicated to the study of animation, June 18-21, 2018.
The Society for Animation Studies Annual Conference is the largest annual gathering of animation scholars and makers, and includes a number of fantastic screenings from Montreal-based and international animators. All are welcome to attend!
There will be some wonderful animation filmmakers and scholars in attendance, including a number who work at the …

Playtesting ‘Common!’

Marie Claire LeBlanc Flanagan, our game-designer in residence has been working hard the past few weeks, and has a prototype ready for you to play. Please come by TAG to try her game on Monday, May 28th from 5-7pm.
Common is a multiplayer experimental play-thing, and we need people to come playtest. Come play? Bring your your friends! This is a multiplayer experience, more people is better. There will also be snacks!
If you have any questions, …

5a7 – VR Interactive Documentary Filmmaking

Join us on May 17th for a VR presentation by the Research Chair in Interactive Documentary Filmmaking: Prof. Dan Cross and his team. They will discuss what it takes to work on immersive environments and demonstrate their recent VR project I AM THE BLUES:
Listen to cotton-picking blues, hang out at the Blue Front Cafe, the most iconic Mississippi Juke Joint. Meet the King of the Chitlin’ Circuit – Bobby Rush, jam with guitar slinger Barbara Lynn, drop a quarter in …

5A7 – Game Designer in Residence Intro: Marie Claire LeBlanc Flanagan

Join us welcoming TAG’s new game designer in residence: Marie Claire LeBlanc Flanagan! Marie is the Game Designer in residence at TAG for the month of May, working on a project called Common. At this Thursday’s5a7 symposium, Marie will be speaking about her journey into play, the work she has made, and her upcoming project on community trust.
Marie Claire LeBlanc Flanagan is curious about the spaces between human problems and shiny new technologies, especially those related to expression, learning, connection, and community. …

Minecraft Modding Workshop (RSVP)

+++++ Modderpower Workshops +++++
Make experimental changes to a commercial game!
Learn programming (and a wee bit of hacking)!
Nic Watson will be hosting a workshop on Wednesday, 25 April 2018, at 5:30 PM to teach the basics of Minecraft modding. These workshops will be open to all. All levels of programming experience are welcome — though in the absence prior programming experience, familiarity with Minecraft will be helpful.

WHEN? April 25th, Wednesday at 5:30pm
WHERE? Atelier (EV 11.425)
WHO? Public event, …