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Minecraft Modding Workshop (RSVP)

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Make experimental changes to a commercial game!
Learn programming (and a wee bit of hacking)!
Nic Watson will be hosting a workshop on Wednesday, 25 April 2018, at 5:30 PM to teach the basics of Minecraft modding. These workshops will be open to all. All levels of programming experience are welcome — though in the absence prior programming experience, familiarity with Minecraft will be helpful.

WHEN? April 25th, Wednesday at 5:30pm
WHERE? Atelier (EV 11.425)
WHO? Public event, …

5a7 – Global Pedagogies and Politics: Teaching in the West and the East

Join us on April 19th to welcome back Lingnan University professor and recent TAG alumna Lai-Tze Fan.
During this 5a7  talk Lai-Tze Fan describes her experience teaching abroad in Hong Kong, which has since 1997 dealt with moving on from being a British colony, and which is 30 years away from completely integrating with the Chinese government in 2047. This talk reflects upon the experience of teaching students who are caught amidst institutional, political, and local-regional tensions–and …

Games as Research Symposium

Game design research has suffered as a result of being caught between epistemologies and disciplines that form only a partial fit to the concerns of design and research-creation. There is a great deal of literature about games from many perspectives, but game design research itself does not yet have deep foundations to rest on because it is unsure of what it is. At stake is nothing less than the ability to study game design in …

5a7 GUEST SPEAKER: Sarah Schoemann with “Games for Every Wave”

On Thursday, April 26th, at 5PM, TAG will be welcoming Sarah Schoemann, one of the co-founders of the Different Games Collective, to speak at our lab. This event is free and open to the public. Whether you are a scholar or designer visiting as a part of the CHI 2018 conference, a local student, or just interested in the topic, come and join us for this special evening.

Games for Every Wave: Bringing Video Games to …

TAG Movie 5à7 – Summer Wars

This Thursday April 12, we will be hosting a TAG Movie 5à7 featuring Summer Wars. Come take in a flick, chat with your TAG friends, and chow down on some free snacks!
OZ, a virtual world connected to the internet, has become extremely popular worldwide as a spot for people to engage in a large variety of activities. Kenji Koiso is a 17-year-old math genius and part-time OZ moderator who is invited by his crush Natsuki Shinohara on a …

Society for Animation Studies Conference

Society for Animation Studies Annual Conference is the largest annual gathering of animation scholars and makers, including a number of fantastic screenings from Montreal and international animators.

Animation has always been a critical component of rethinking the stability and politics of the moving image and recorded sound. How might it unpredict or undo the future, critically deform the past, and reinvent the present? This conference seeks interrogations into the temporalities of animation, the past/present/future of animation practices, …

Comic Book Club II: Monsters

We are delighted to announce the coming of our second meeting for the TAG Comic Book Club! For this instalment of the group, we’ll be talking monsters in comics, monster comics, and comic monsters. So please come with one or two comics featuring monsters or the monstrous that you’re interested in discussing (or just come ready to talk about such a comic you know of and love). We will also experiment with some collaborative comic …

TAG Movie 5à7 – Thor: Ragnarok

This Thursday March 15, we will be hosting a TAG Movie 5a7 featuring Thor: Ragnarok. Come take in a flick, chat with your TAG friends, and chow down on some free snacks!
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela …

TAG’s Projects at Cinémathèque Québécoise

Last February TAG was invited to show some of our latest projects at Espace Rendez-vous – Cinémathèque Québécoise.
For this occasion, CIRCUITS by Eileen Mary Holowka, THE TRULY TERRIFIC TRAVELING TROUBLESHOOTER by Dietrich Squinkifer and Jess Marcotte and YOUR PLACE OR MINECRAFT by Gina Hara, were displayed together and shared the exhibition space at the salle Raoul-Barré with a wide variety of VR pieces. The visitors were able to experience the games, while discovering some of the subjects currently addressed …

ArtCade 2018

Alternative games! Experimental games! Weird games! We’ve got them all!
Discover Montreal’s underground games up high in Concordia University’s EV building. A one night only event featuring small original videogames made by local developers – professionals, hobbyists, researchers, and students alike.

WHEN? Friday, March 2nd, 5 to 10pm
WHERE? TAG, EV building 11th floor (Concordia University, 1515 Ste Catherine W., Montreal)
WHO? Everyone is invited!