Technoculture, Art and Games

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Keywords

alternative games • play • interface and experience design • storytelling • serious games

Description

Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) is an interdisciplinary centre for research/creation in game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art based at Concordia University in Montréal.  TAG brings together scholars, artists, designers, engineers and students from all departments at Concordia and we welcome participants from other universities, the game and media arts industries and community based groups. At the heart of TAG is a shared interest and concern with digital games as exemplary objects for cultural research, artistic creation, technical innovation and social mediation, all in the context of an expanding information society and the changing fabric of everyday life. TAG has a triple mandate to:

  • Initiate and support collaborative research/creation of projects in digital game studies and design, both at the student and faculty levels.
  • Build bridges and establish partnerships with games related industries, independent game developers and international researchers and artists.
  • Actively explore and develop viable models of interdisciplinary research collaboration.

Co-Directors

Mia Consalvo Professor, Canada Research Chair in Game Studies & Design
Department of Communications Studies
 mia.consalvo@concordia.ca

Lynn Hughes Associate Professor, Concordia University Research Chair in Interaction Design and Games Innovation, Cluster Co-Director
Department of Studio Arts
 lynn.hughes@concordia.ca

Creative Director

Gina Haraszti Lecturer
Department of Communications
 tag.coordinator@concordia.ca

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Quick Facts

Director: Bart Simon


Number of research clusters: 7


Number of faculty and principal investigators: 80


Number of graduate students: 120


Facilities: gaming lab; wet/dry maker lab; interactive textiles production studios, photography and image making; virtual reality and immersive studios; mobilities lab; student lounge; collab/cowork spaces; black box and conference spaces


Location: Montreal, Canada

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