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


TALK: Yiou Wang

Aug 18, 2022

Posted by Gina

On August 18th, TAG Research Artist in Residence Yiou Wang will give a talk on her research-based artistic practice divided into 40% past and 60% future lines of thought.

Following a short reflection into her research projects on maze game mechanism and more-than-human agency in video game, CG, and VR, Yiou Wang will expose some of her research-creation methodology of her 2022-23 master’s thesis Ludius Loci as an approach to the dynamic, and hence temporal, nature …

Dying to Live: First Impressions of Modded Minecraft

Posted by richysrirachanikorn

This is an excerpt. For a full version, click here to read it.
By Monday, I managed to relearn everything I thought I knew about Minecraft. The PC controls weren’t far from what kicks in for most folks who haven’t biked in a long while, nor was the in-your-face IMAX view I now had of a world I once stored in my pockets and iPad 2 cases when they were still trendy.
No, it was that this …

Job Posting

Posted by Gina

Job Description
Coordinator of Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre
Position Title: Research Centre Coordinator
Department: Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre, Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture, and Technology, Concordia University
Reporting to: TAG Director
Hours: 25 – 35 hours/week
Typical Work Schedule: 9am – 5pm or as otherwise agreed upon depending on number of work hours
Salary: In accordance with CARE rates and applicant expertise.
Employment period: September 1 2022 – March 30 2023
Type of employment: Fixed duration research contract
Applications …

WORKSHOP: Toki Pona – The Language Of Good

Aug 03, 2022 - Aug 17, 2022

Posted by Gina

Toki Pona is one of the world’s largest and most well-known conlangs or ‘constructed languages’. It was created in 2001 by Canadian Sonja Lang, and has since grown rapidly in popularity, in mostly online spaces. 

Owen Hellum (UG Computation Arts) will be leading a three-part Toki Pona workshop for anyone interested in picking up this hyper-easy language! We will be meeting in TAG, around our famous red table, on Wednesdays at 3pm for an hour and …

Come Wander(bar) With Me

Posted by mi

This past month, I presented my in-progress doctoral research at the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) annual conference. My dissertation explores the communities of maintenance surrounding the Super NES console and its software library—primarily through the investigation of unauthorised technologies, practices, and industries that have emerged following its release.
My doctoral work is still in its early stages, but I was excited to show off some of the methods I have used to compare fan retranslations …