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OCTOBER 2ND 5A7 – COLLECTIVES, UNIONS, AND ALTERNATIVE GAME-MAKING

Join us this Thursday for a guided discussion of the possibilities afforded by cooperatives and unionization in game development! Our intrepid hosts for the evening, Carolyn Jong and Joachim Despland, be discussing the standard IP-based business models and organizational structures that dominate the game industry – from small, privately owned start-up studios to large multinational […]

5a7 – UNDER THE SEA: A WINNING PROJECT!

UNDER THE SEA: A CONDUCTIVE INK CHALLENGE! TAG’s new member Jessica Blanchet and Critical Hit 2014 participants Hamish Lambert and Louis Sciannamblo took on FARNEL’s Conductive Ink Challenge last month and created UNDER THE SEA, an interactive dimensional illustration. Their breathtaking underwater scene won the grand prize! If you are in or around Montreal, you […]

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 […]