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


Press Play East (workshop)

Apr 04, 2019

Posted by Gina

SpokenWeb presents
Press Play East: Remixing Compact Cassette Technology
This workshop, led by Jon Saklofske (Acadia University) and Deanna Fong (Simon Fraser University) reflects upon the materiality, affordances, and constraints of cassette tape technology through techniques of revisualization, remediation, and remix. Focusing on the complex interplay between live sound and its recorded document, this workshop asks: What does the recording do to sound, its temporal and spatial contexts, its origins, and its meaning potential? How does the medium shape …

Why a Research Blog?

Posted by michaeliantorno

“Why do you have a research blog?” is a question that I have been asked on numerous occasions during my master’s degree. A lot people’s eyes glaze over when I tell them completing more writing than what is required for my thesis — “Isn’t 25,000 words enough for you?” — and I’ve often been encouraged to dump my blog in favour of Twitter or Instagram for maximum social media saturation. At first glance, a research …

5a7 – Critical Theatre Games

Apr 04, 2019

Posted by Gina

Games, as rule-based experiences, provide unique opportunities to explore and bend the limits of a situation. Social games in particular allow us to negotiate what we may think, say, and do in social contexts. In this 5à7, presenters will tell us about their research investigating these possibilities, and show us their research-creation projects that put these possibilities into action.
Presentations by:

Gabriel Beck
Jess Marcotte
Lynn Hughes
Joel Jordon

WHAT? talks + Q&A
WHEN? 4th April, Thursday – 5pm to 7pm

Arcade 11 2019 Recap

Posted by michaeliantorno

From March 4-8, Concordia’s 4th Space hosted Arcade 11! Part of the Montreal Joue festival, Arcade 11 presented games and playful media made by members of the Technoculture, Art, and Games (TAG) research centre at Concordia University. Guests were invited into a playable arcade of research-oriented games to witness the creativity found in iterative game design and to help with with the playtesting process!

Quick Facts

Hosted in Concordia University’s 4th Space in Montréal from March 4-8, …


Mar 27, 2019

Posted by Gina

On March 27th TAG will be hosting another session of MICROTALKS where TAG students and faculty will be sharing their work in the shape of super fast pecha-kucha st presentations.
Join us and get up to date on the research TAG members have been conducting this year. The eight speakers featured in this first session will talk about a wide variety of topics including, but not exclusive to: dancing robots, indigenous culture, Batman, political power of …

TAG Profiles: Andrei Zanescu

Posted by michaeliantorno

TAG Profiles is a blog series that explores the work of current TAG scholars. Andrei Zanescu is a PhD student in Concordia’s Communication program and a recent graduate of the Media Studies (MA) program.

Before we get into your PhD research, could you tell me a little bit about what you did during your master’s degree?

For my master’s thesis I looked at the cultural representation of the Balkans, which is Central to South Eastern Europe, in …