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WORKSHOP: Toki Pona – The Language Of Good

Aug 03, 2022 - Aug 24, 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 …


GAMERella Podcast #05

Posted by Gina

GAMERella is the world’s longest running game jam focusing on supporting aspiring and emerging marginalized game creators and on of TAG’s flagship projects. Our latest initiative is to find similar, alternative game jams, share knowledge, and build a supportive community for the generous, but sometimes overlooked and undervalued organizers.

The first season of The GAMERella Podcast featured interviews with a selection of alternative game jam founders and organizers from around the world. These 60-minute recorded conversations presented …


DiGRA 2022 Review

Posted by zacdracek

Last weekend, July 7th-11th, the global community of game studies researchers gathered both in-person and online for the 2022 Digital Games and Research Association (DiGRA) annual conference. While originally slated to be in Guadalajara, Mexico, the conference had to be relocated due to complications stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, eventually finding a welcoming host for the global event at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Over the course of the 5-day weekend conference, DiGRA hosted …


GAMERELLA PODCAST #04

Posted by Gina

GAMERella is the world’s longest running game jam focusing on supporting aspiring and emerging marginalized game creators and on of TAG’s flagship projects. Our latest initiative is to find similar, alternative game jams, share knowledge, and build a supportive community for the generous, but sometimes overlooked and undervalued organizers.

The first season of The GAMERella Podcast features interviews with a selection of alternative game jam founders and organizers from around the world. These 60-minute recorded conversations will …