TAG is not a lone wolf. We are partners with Hexagram and many other research centers and labs. Here are a few for a start:
Their goal at the mLab is to provide a space for anyone — researchers, designers, students — to come together to study, learn, play and create. They’re committed to deepening the understandings of the impact of digital games on everyday life. Through experimentation, deep exploration, and play, we strive to inspire better games, create more knowledge and have a lot of fun. All with snacks.
For more info on the mLab visit http://www.mlabgamestudies.com/.
Obx Labs is interested in living letterforms, massively multi-contributor texts and time-travelling provocateurs. We create artwork that utilizes and motivates the software that we develop and the technologies we repurpose. Our main goal is to provide both the inspiration and the means for others to push the boundaries of computationally-based expression.
Topological Media Lab
The Topological Media Lab (TML) was established in 2001 as a trans-disciplinary atelier-laboratory for collaborative research creation. In 2005, TML moved to Concordia University and the Hexagram research network in Montréal, Canada.Its projects serve as case studies in the construction of fresh modes of cultural knowledge and the critical studies of media arts and techno-science, bringing together practices of speculative inquiry, scientific investigation and artistic research-creation practices. The TML’s technical research areas include: realtime video, sound synthesis, embedded sensors, gesture tracking, physical computing, media choreography, and active textiles. Its application areas lie in movement arts, speculative architecture, and experimental philosophy.