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


5a7 – VR Interactive Documentary Filmmaking

May 17, 2018

Posted by Gina

Join us on May 17th for a VR presentation by the Research Chair in Interactive Documentary Filmmaking: Prof. Dan Cross and his team. They will discuss what it takes to work on immersive environments and demonstrate their recent VR project I AM THE BLUES:
Listen to cotton-picking blues, hang out at the Blue Front Cafe, the most iconic Mississippi Juke Joint. Meet the King of the Chitlin’ Circuit – Bobby Rush, jam with guitar slinger Barbara Lynn, drop a quarter in …

5A7 – Game Designer in Residence Intro: Marie Claire LeBlanc Flanagan

May 10, 2018

Posted by Gina

Join us welcoming TAG’s new game designer in residence: Marie Claire LeBlanc Flanagan! Marie is the Game Designer in residence at TAG for the month of May, working on a project called Common. At this Thursday’s5a7 symposium, Marie will be speaking about her journey into play, the work she has made, and her upcoming project on community trust.
Marie Claire LeBlanc Flanagan is curious about the spaces between human problems and shiny new technologies, especially those related to expression, learning, connection, and community. …

Minecraft Modding Workshop (RSVP)

Apr 25, 2018

Posted by Gina

+++++ Modderpower Workshops +++++
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

Apr 19, 2018

Posted by Gina

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

Apr 20, 2018

Posted by Pippin

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”

Apr 26, 2018

Posted by Jess

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 …