Tag: Events

Critical Hit Speaker Series: Ruben Farrus

[Hi everyone! You’ve probably heard about this by now, but here it is in more official context! Hope to see you all come out this Thursday!] This Thursday, join us for the second talk of Critical Hit’s Distinguished Speaker Series, with guest speaker Ruben Farrus. Taking the place of the slow jam playtests now that […]

TAG Guest Speaker

“Playing the Creative Game: Designing Creativity and Epistemology into Playful Platforms from Video Games to YouTube” Hector Postigo, Temple University Tuesday, April 1, 1:00-2:30 pm EV 6.735 All are welcome to attend Hector Postigo is associate professor of Media Studies and Production at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication in Philadelphia.  Dr. Postigo holds […]

Jamming on Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day weekend is over, and now that everyone has endured the punishing karma from overdrinking that is the hangover, wouldn’t you rather have been making a game that weekend instead? That was what over fifty participants did at the Dawson Game Jam, and over three days of working in the beautiful board room […]

Reflections on Arcade 11

After three days crammed full of video games, board games, button making, 3-D printing and a whole lot of fun, Arcade 11 has shut its doors and its organizers and volunteers can catch up on some well-deserved rest and recuperation. It was completely mind-boggling that so many people came to see the TAG lab show […]

Inside the Arcade 11 HQ

Recently, from March 6th to 8th, TAG Lab, mLab, Hexagram, OBX, and Concordia University, in partnership with the libraries of Montreal, hosted Arcade 11, a three-day DIY Indie Game arcade with other DIY demos and workshops attached. We had four main areas: – A room devoted to the mLab’s private and heavily-modded Minecraft server. Kids […]

My Experience at the Critical Hit Pre-Jam: Concordia Edition

With the Critical Hit Pre-Jam: Dawson Edition (not the official title, but how I’ve been thinking about it) slated for this weekend, I thought I’d take a little bit of time to talk about what the Pre-Jam that happened at Concordia on March 1st and 2nd was like. This was the first time in a […]

TAG Guest Speaker

“The body of a gamer” Tom Apperley, University of New South Wales, Australia Friday, March 14, 1:00-2:30pp EV 11.705 All are welcome to attend Tom Apperley is an ethnographer that specializes in researching digital games, digital literacies and pedagogies, and social inclusion. He is the co-editor of the open-access peer-reviewed journal, Digital Culture & Education, […]