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TAGiversaries

It’s the end of the term again and around this time I still get a weird jitter in my bones. Not because the summer is coming or because it’s exam period, but because during the first 3 years of my time at TAG the warm weather meant it was time to prepare for Critical Hit.
TAG has been around for awhile. We’ve been a research center long enough that what were once new faces coming into …


Data : Salon XXX – 13th April, 7PM @ Eastern Bloc

Eastern Bloc and TAG invites you to
Data : Salon, an arcade of experimental video games exploring the poetics of virtual environments.
Organized by Eastern Bloc, in partnership with the co-curators Roby Provost and Jules Deslandes as well as the research center Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG).
DATE: 13 April 2017, 19:00 – 22:00
LOCATION: Eastern Bloc: 7240 Clark St, Montreal

TRAIPSE (2017) is the first game by Alexandre Lemire. The participant plays a “chose your own adventure” game whose main character is …


5a7 – VR: Deep Performance Dwelling

TAG is proud to invite you for a series of 5à7s showcasing the ongoing research of its members and friends.
Joining us this Thursday is TeamMTL, an interdisciplinary student-driven collaboration between McGill and Concordia Universities designing and building a net-zero energy capable home with integrated and interactive media. They are visiting TAG, to showcase a VR digital walkthrough of their Deep Performance Dwelling project.
TeamMTL aims to create a solution to sustainable dense urban living by creating an affordable, adaptable and culturally conscious …


The Play and Politics of Pokémon GO: A No-Go?

TAG’s third Shinposium invites you to come discuss Pokémon GO: from where it came, its politics, and where the futures of similar locative and AR games are heading.
On Friday, March 31, 2017, from 10:30am – 12:00pm, this Shinposium will build upon the critical lenses and interests of the first two Shinposiums on the genealogy of VR and locative media platforms, once again asking TAGsters to engage in playful and critical questions with regards …


LET’S TALK GAMING! – REPRESENTATION IN VIDEO GAMES (April 12)

Join the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) lab for an evening of thought-provoking discussions about representation in video games.
Invited speakers from academia and the gaming industry will explore gender, culture, and race in video games, and some interesting movements working to improve representation.  The session will end with light refreshments, networking opportunities, and game testing.
Speakers*

Only Human: Why Games Need to Stop the Othering of POC as Exotic
Tanya DePass, …


BAD NEWS!

Experience Bad News!
-an ai-assisted immersive experience for one player, at TAG on Wednesday March 22nd.

Winner of the Audience Choice award at the 2016 IndieCade Festival, Bad News is an immersive experience whose story and setting is uniquely generated, for each performance, by a computer simulation.
Play session will be held from 1-5pm in TAG (EV 11.435), followed by a performance piece at 5:30pm.
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In the summer of 1979, a resident in a procedurally generated American small town has died alone at home, …


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