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Digra 2014 Report. (skot deeming)

In August, along with many of my TAG compatriots (William Robinson, Pierson Browne, Jason Begy, Jennifer Whitson, Carolyn Jong, Joachim Despland), I travelled to ‘scenic’ Snow Bird Utah for the 2014 edition of the Digital Games Research Association’s (DigRA) annual conference.  While this was my first time attending DigRA, I knew it by reputation, and […]

SEPTEMBER 11TH 5A7 – CRITICAL CONVERSATION SERIES: RIGHT-WING VIDEOGAME EXTREMISM

Greetings, TAGsters! Join us this Thursday, September 11th for the first entry in the Critical Conversation Series. Carolyn Jong and Joachim Despland will be hosting an open discussion about the most recent harassment campaign afflicting the gaming community: the targeting and abuse of so-called “Social Justice Warriors” in game culture. Whether or not you’ve been following […]

5a7 – TOWN HALL POST-MORTEM

Greetings, TAGsters! First of all, I’d like to extend my robust gratitude to everyone who found the time to make it out to last week’s 5a7 Town Hall meeting! The gathering was a resounding success: attendance levels continue to rise, the conversations in the room were lively and engaging, and each of the motions brought […]

UNDER THE SEA: A CONDUCTIVE INK CHALLENGE!

TAG was invited to participate in FARNEL’s Conductive Ink Challenge. It’s a competition centered on conductive ink. If you’ve not heard of it before, it’s a way to prototype or draw circuits by hand using nickel or silver-laced “ink”. The challenge was looking for artistic use of conductive ink and components to make an eye-catching […]

SEPTEMBER 4TH 5A7 SYMPOSIUM – TOWN HALL, MEET-AND-GREET, AND WELCOME BACK

Greetings, Tagsters, both sophomore and newly inducted! Although most of us are still probably waiting, expectantly, for the ‘true’ feeling of summer to settle in (and to bring with it a release from the odious taskmaster of yesteryear), we once more find ourselves perched on the precipice of the Fall; that magical time when most […]

Critical Hit Speaker Series: Manveer Heir

On August 14th, join us for the final evening of Critical Hit’s Distinguished Speaker Series along with the best games party of the summer, the Critical Hit Final Showcase! This speaker series has featured game creators and researchers of all stripes who have shared their experiences in the field and in the community. It’s our […]

Meet CRITICAL HIT Alumni: Phosfiend Systems

You already know how amazing this year’s Critical Hit participants are. But did you know that in one form or another TAG’s game incubator program has been around for a while and helped to produced some fantastic games. Critical Hit co-director Charlotte Fisher conducted an interview with Richard E Flanagan, one of the creators of FRACT to give […]