Tag: Events

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, […]

TAG 5a7 Symposium Cancelled for Arcade 11

As you may have heard, Arcade 11 is happening this week from March 6-8 as part of the Montreal Joue Game Festival. The event runs for 3 days and will feature a number of game-related workshops and activities, microtalks, and an arcade curated by Skot Deeming showcasing DIY and experimental games. With so much going on […]

TAG Guest Speaker Alert!

“On further reflection: From serious games to reflective game design” Rilla Khaled, University of Malta Tuesday, March 11, 1:00-2:30pm EV 6.735 All are welcome to attend Rilla Khaled is an associate professor at the Institute of Digital Games at the University of Malta and has a PhD in Computer Science from Victoria University of Wellington […]