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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 …


Game Audio Basics

Nov 12, 2020

Posted by Gina

In this workshop we’ll think about how we can easily make an interesting game soundtrack. We will look at free tools we can use to produce our very own sound effects, and how to add those sounds to a game made with Construct 3. We will learn how to use Audacity to record and edit sound files, and how to easily create fun sounds using BFXR. No prior experience with sound is necessary to make …


Interactive narratives workshop 101 (INK)

Nov 06, 2020

Posted by Gina

In this workshop you will explore the possibilities of interactive fiction by writing branching stories and choose-your-own-adventure games using INK with choices, variables, dynamic text, loops and more. Come learn the program and experiment with writing your own interactive stories, poetry, and adventures.
Sign up here!
The workshop will be held on Zoom. Link will be provided by email!