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I/O [Input/Output] Symposium – Call for Participation

The history of computation is rich with narratives of hackers, tinkerers and enthusiasts. Myriad computational subcultures have emerged that both orbit and impinge upon larger computing, gaming, sonic and visual cultures. From micro-computing platforms to gaming hardware and beyond, practitioners within these niches re-frame and re-task off-the-shelf computational hardware and software, create new devices and interfaces, and challenge our assumptions of computational technologies. By directly engaging with the various elements of any given digital machine, …

Exploring Mexico City’s DIY Electronic and Gaming Cultures

As Lynn posted about last week, a number of us traveled to Mexico City to participate in the Transitio_MX 06 Festival. I wanted to take some time and write a bit about some of the culture that I encountered there, as it relates very well (I think) to my own research interests and aligns rather nicely with TAG’s overall mandate as well.
First of all, I just want to acknowledge the wonderful work that the organizers …

Reminder: Sonic Pi User Group begins tomorrow!

Following our highly successful and capacity Live Coding Workshop last Friday, we are now moving to regular bi-weekly meetups for those interested in continuing their Sonic Pi adventures!
Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 28th, at 7pm-9pm, The TAG Atelier Space (EV bldg, rm 11.425) will host the Sonic Pi User Group. The idea behind this user group is to take what we’ve learned from Martin Zeilinger’s great workshop, and continue to explore the art of live coding. …

Thursday, Feb 5th. Salon Ludique 3: Dreams

“I Dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do” – Haruki Murakami
We’re pleased to present our third installment of Salon Ludique, featuring an all-Montreal selection of artists. Salon Ludique 3: Dreams takes us on a journey through the sublime, the psychedelic, the languid, the absurd and the fantastic.
We invite you to come, play, and wander through a selection of digital dreamscapes, experience the sensations of alternative interfaces, and engage in critical conversations …

Sonic Pi / Live Coding Workshop! Make music with algorithms!

Lauching TAG’s live Coding User Group: A Sonic Pi Workshop with Martin Zeilinger.
Referred to as ‘live coding’, the practice involves the real time creation of algorithms that produce electronic music, through the use of programming environments such Supercollider. Though the practice has roots in European new media cultures, there has been a rise of live coding events in Canada and the US in recent years. Generally, performers gather, and perform, both alone and in groups, …

December 4th. 7pm @Espace Fibre. Salon Ludique 2: Freqencies.

Thursday, December 4th. At. Espace Fibre.
2665, rue Augustin-Cantin, 2nd Floor.
$5 Admission, with all proceeds being split among the artists.
Doors at 6:30, event begins at 7pm.
Feminist voices and gender critiques come in a variety forms. While work like Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency video series provides us with pointed and topical critiques of narrative tropes featuring representations of women in digital games, an array of feminist practitioners directly address similar themes and issues through the creation of …