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

Research & Creation


TAG Podcasts

Michael Iantorno

Did you know that TAG has podcasts?

Any TAG member can contribute to the lab’s ongoing podcast series about games, research, art, and culture. Designed with a simple framework – and without a regular host – our podcast initiative allows members to experiment with innovative and experimental approaches to podcasting without the pressure of maintaining an ongoing series. Tune in for interviews, conversations, and debates about game studies!

If you are a TAG member and you’re interested in contributing, email us with your podcast pitch! We’re more than happy to help with simple technical setups and we’re always available to bounce ideas off of! And remember: TAG members have access to our streaming/recording room, featuring easy access to microphones, computers, and recording software.

You can listen to all currently released TAG podcasts below.


TAG Podcast Episodes

abbie rappaport gestures as they talk into a microphone#1) Arcade 11 Interview with Abbie Rappaport

Arcade 11 presents games and playful media made by members of the Technoculture, Art, and Games (TAG) Research Centre at Concordia University. As part of the 2019 event, Mariko MacDonald and Michael Iantorno hosted interviews with various game developers, makers, and playtesters.

Abbie Rappaport is a multimedia artist from Toronto who works primarily in drawing, painting, digital art, print media and installation. Currently, they are an INDI (Individualized) Masters student researching the esports community for Super Smash Bros. Melee. We spoke to Abbie about their research, as well as the Residual Media Depot’s presence at Arcade 11.