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 …

Some Kind of Wonder: The Work of VR

So I finally got to spend a good solid eight hours or so with the HTC Vive at home. My fieldnotes are flowing and that is a good thing and while I have not yet caught up on the literature and commentary on our current VR moment I thought I would sketch a few tension points, which may be old tension points, but they are good tension points. Low hanging fruit first.
1. The first thing …

LEVEL UP Presents: Blender Workshop!

Through the intricacies of efficiently and perfectly modelling a teapot, this introductory course to Blender 3D software will cover the basics to 3D design to model anything from scratch, as well as a crash course on rendering and texturing our model.
The workshop will be taking place on Tuesday, April  25th from 6 PM – 8 PM in 11.425 at Concordia University (NB: We may change rooms depending on the size of the group).
Participants must bring:
– …

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 …

5a7 – The Game Clinic: The PLAYground for E-health

TAG is proud to invite you for a series of 5 à 7 showcasing its stellar members’ ongoing research.
Joining us this coming week is Najmeh Khalili-Mahani, a graduate of Mel-Hoppenheim School of Cinema, and a biomedical engineer and Neuroscientist. She has recently joined TAG, to explore the question of Games and Health from a phenomenological and psychopharmacological perspective.
Computer games are potents psychophysiological stimuli, she posits. We know this because for years, health researchers have been trying to assess their …

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