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DisinfoGames: An Analog Game Jam about Online Disinformation

May 19, 2023 - May 26, 2023

Posted by scottbdejong

You’re invited to DisinfoGames, an analog game jam hosted by Concordia University’s Disinformation and Games Research Project in partnership with ACT (Ageing + Communication + Technologies). This is a 2-day event taking place Friday May 19th and 26th from 9-4pm on the 6th floor of Concordia’s ER building (2155 Guy).
Participants will work in teams to create analog games around the theme of media disinformation. Through this mentored creation process, we will identify current issues around …

The OTHER Market game and The Loot Garden art market

Apr 22, 2023

Posted by Lynn

Check out The OTHER Market this Saturday April 22nd. The OTHER Market is a mini-larp locative media treasure hunt exquisite corpse gamey experience –  designed over many months by the Liveness Research group at TAG. 
The OTHER Market is part of a SSHRC project looking at ways to design what are now often called immersive experiences, so that they are truly participatory. This results in a structure which does not rely on a lot of …

TALK: Daniel Vella – The Promise of Being Otherwise: ‘Being Someone Else’ in Games

Apr 21, 2023

Posted by kalervo

Popular discourses around digital games have long made the claim that games can grant the experience of ‘being someone else,’ letting us step into the shoes of heroes, adventurers, rogues and champions. This presentation shall take this apparent promise as its starting point: what does it mean for a game to grant us the possibility of being someone else? How can a game construct us as a different subject? To address this question, this presentation …

Make-Up Artist and Shaman

Apr 21, 2023

Posted by kalervo

The talent is about to go on air for a live televised interview. But a change encounter with a Make-up artist is about to change the course of their lives forever.

This is a 20min live experience for 2 people. An audio-led instruction based experience exploring chance encounters through a light-hearted (slightly-surreal) role-play scenario, and bone conduction headphones.

About the Organizers
ZU-UK is an award-winning theatre and digital arts company based in Liverpool and East London. Founded by …

Deceleration: An Experiment in Slowing Down

Apr 21, 2023

Posted by kalervo

Deceleration: an experiment in slowing down is a journey through a familiar landscape, whether rural or urban. Recorded soundscape and narration combine to guide mind and body through a structured interaction with rhythm and speed.
The audio-track – and you – progress from a frenetic pace through a stage-by-stage process of deceleration, ending in a complete stop and stillness.
The narration anchors your perceptions in two complementary directions – your external environment, and the sensations of your …

The Games Institute Panel Talk: Just Relationships for Research. Featuring Dr. Kishonna Gray, Dr. Liz Nilsen, and Dr. Rhona Hanning

Apr 25, 2023

Posted by marlajeunesse

This is a free, virtual event with an in-person watch party hosted at TAG and is open to all. No registration required for the TAG watch party.

Panel Description: We are increasingly asked to envision and implement respectful and non-extractive research involving marginalized communities. But we are rarely challenged to bring those principles to bear in our own research groups, where asymmetries of institutional power between colleagues, students, and staff are normalized. This interdisciplinary panel will …