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TAKE HEED – HTMlles Festival

Dec 02, 2020

Posted by Gina

As part of the HTMlles Festival, ADA X and TAG present
TAKE HEED: MENTAL HEALTH AND WEARABLE DEVELOPMENT
an artist talk with Alessia Signorino, Isabelle Charette, Amélie Charbonneau, and Nina Parenteau
Take Heed tunes in to how different individuals experience mental distress and neurodivergence. Interacting via an Internet of Things (IoT) network, the cocoon-vests visually represent an emotional dialogue between the wearers, using senses often left out in traditional storytelling mediums.

This artist talk will cover elements of the development …


GAMERella Game Award

Posted by Gina

The GAMERella Game Award is sponsored by Dr. Kishonna L. Gray and the Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre.

If your team participated in GAMERella 2020 and at least one of you identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour, your team is eligible to apply for the GAMERella Game Award. The winning team will be awarded $1000 to continue working on their game, and a mentorship with Pippin Barr, game designer and Assistant …


WE ARE PLANETS – HTMlles Festival

Nov 19, 2020

Posted by Gina

As part of the HTMlles Festival, ADA X and TAG present a workshop with Nathalie Dubois, exploring human cutaneous microbiota, microorganisms that populate our skin – from the epidermis to the hypodermis. This workshop offers a reflection on these invisible and intimate companions who live with us and yet remind us that we are immense, part of the planetary universe.

To provoke a multisensory encounter between the participants and their microbiomes, images of the colonies that …


Kishonna Gray opens GAMERella!

Nov 14, 2020

Posted by Gina

The world’s longest running inclusive game making marathon will open with a keynote given by Dr. Kishonna L. Gray. This year, the free and beginner-friendly GAMERella Game Jam will take place online. Sign up from anywhere in the world!
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Every year, GAMERella provides a supportive and fun environment for historically marginalized and underrepresented game makers, with workshops, team-making sessions, and industry mentors. All for free! This November, …


GAMERella 2020

Nov 14, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020

Posted by Gina

This year, we’re bringing it online! GAMERella is the world’s longest running inclusive game jam. Free, learner-friendly and supportive!

Sign up here from anywhere in the world!

Every year, GAMERella provides a supportive and fun environment for first-time game makers, with workshops, team making sessions, industry mentors, all for free! This November, we’ve adapted to tough times, so jammers worldwide can participate and create from their own home.
GAMERella is honoured to present this year’s keynote speaker …


In Conversation with Alex Custodio, Author of Who Are You? Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance Platform

Nov 05, 2020

Posted by Gina

On Thursday November 5th at 4:00pm, TAG welcomes Alex Custodio for a question and answer session about her new book, Who Are You? Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance Platform. The latest entry in the MIT’s platform studies series, Who Are You? explores the Game Boy Advance platform as a computational system and cultural artifact — from its 2001 release through hacks, mods, emulations, and homebrew afterlives.

A member of Concordia University’s Residual Media Depot and Media History …