Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) is an interdisciplinary centre for research/ creation in game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art

Past Events

Jan 25, 2018

Comic Book Club 5a7

Hi everybody! There’s a lot of overlap between the interests of comics studies and game studies, so we’re setting up a monthly comic book club 5a7 which will be starting next Thursday, Jan 25th. Do you love comics and want to talk about them more? Do you make comics? Are you just curious? Come discuss and learn about the medium with us! For this first edition, we invite you to bring in a few books and be prepared to chat about one or two of them (if you want, feel free to just bring yourself!) We’ll also make sure to talk about comics written by and featuring women and/or marginalized folks each meeting, so this is the PERFECT opportunity for newbies and first-timers to drop by!

We will also be discussing what kind of format we want the club to take in the future–here are some options we’re thinking about:

– Bring books you’re excited to share but don’t want to get rid of
– Bring books for trading or giving away
– Bring some thoughts to share and your reading glasses
– If you want to give a micro-talk about anything related to comics, feel free to prepare something
– Comics in all languages, genres, and formats welcome and encouraged!
We’ll have some snacks and beverages, talk, exchange books, and figure out what we’ll do for our second meeting!
WHERE? TAG Lab (1515 Ste Catherine W, Montreal, EV 11.435)
WHEN? Thursday, January 25th 5-7pm
WHO? Anyone can come! (and bring a couple comics if you can)

Jan 26, 2018 - May 13, 2018

INTERPLAY: Thinking Through Games

TAG has partnered with Kitchener’s THEMUSEUM, the ‘Games Institute’(GI) at the University of Waterloo, and the Personal Computer Museum.

TAG and GI present INTERPLAY: Thinking Through Games.

This exhibition explores the spaces and places of games in research institutions. This unique collaboration will display a wide variety of ways that academic researchers are engaging with and studying games, through play and analysis as well as through game creation. Engaging and hands-on, the exhibition will serve as a space for visitors of all ages to learn about how games are made and studied.

For the second instalment the Personal Computer Museum presents INTERPLAY: The History of Electronic Entertainment, which is an exhibition that explores the nostalgia of electronic entertainment through personal computers and video game consoles of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. This exhibition features functioning vintage electronics dating back to 1976, and provides visitors, both young and old, with an immersive experience that encourages interaction. This show runs from October 4th until May 13th, 2018.

INTERPLAY: Thinking Through Games opens in conjunction with INTER/NET ART and INTERACTION as part of the new media festival Digital Dynamics 2018. Digital Dynamics 2018 runs from January 26th to May 13th, 2018.

WHERE? 10 King Street West Kitchener, ON, N2G 1A3

Past Events

Feb 04, 2012 - Feb 06, 2012


Nov 03, 2011 - Nov 05, 2011