Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) is an interdisciplinary centre for research/ creation in game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art


Oct 10, 2023

A Conversation with Game Designer Jordan Magnuson

Event poster that reads: "TECHNOCULTURE, ART AND GAMES (TAG) PRESENTS A CONVERSATION WITH INDEPENDENT GAME DESIGNER AND NEW MEDIA SCHOLAR JORDAN MAGNUSON Tuesday, October 10 2023 @ 6PM EST Online & in-person at TAG Lab (Concordia University) Please email to confirm your attendance."

Join us next Tuesday, October 10 at 6 PM EST in-person at TAG or online (Zoom link to be shared closer to the date of the event).

We will be hearing from independent game designer and new media scholar Jordan Magnuson about his book “Game Poems: Videogame Design as Lyric Practice” which is available in open-access in so many formats.

From the publisher: Scholars, critics, and creators describe certain videogames as being “poetic,” yet what that means or why it matters is rarely discussed. In Game Poems: Videogame Design as Lyric Practice, independent game designer Jordan Magnuson explores the convergences between game making and lyric poetry and makes the surprising proposition that videogames can operate as a kind of poetry apart from any reliance on linguistic signs or symbols.

Jordan Magnuson will present his work to us for the first 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.