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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, …


TAG MICROTALKS 2019

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 style 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 …


Open Activities for TAG Members

Posted by michaeliantorno

Are you a TAG member who wants to get involved? Stop by the lab for some of our open events and activities! Whether you want to play some board games, learn a language, or work on your thesis, TAG has you covered. Our drop-in activities are also a great way to meet other members from TAG’s vibrant community of researchers, game designers, and artists.

Wednesday Night Drop-In Board Games

Every Wednesday evening from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, TAG …


TAG Profiles: Ida Toft

Posted by michaeliantorno

TAG Profiles is a blog series that explores the work of current TAG scholars. Ida Toft is a PhD student in Concordia’s INDI program.

What is the focus of your research-creation work in the INDI program at Concordia?

What I’m doing is taking a few topics and exploring them and weaving them together in ways that I think complements the research-creation. I often summarize my research-creation practice by saying that I explore how we can make games …


Arcade 11 – 2019

Mar 04, 2019 - Mar 08, 2019

Posted by Gina

Can games ask us questions? Can we ask questions of our own with them? Arcade 11 presents games and playful media made by members of the Technoculture, Art, and Games (TAG) Research Centre. Visit a playable arcade of research-oriented games and witness the creative and iterative paths each game has taken. We even invite the public to inform the future directions of our works-in-progress by participating as play testers!
Arcade 11 is part of the Montreal …