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Digital Dive Workshop Series

Join us for weekly after-school workshops featuring a hands-on introduction to the game development and interactive digital media, followed by a studio tour at a local gaming company.

Digital Dive Workshop Series

Join us for weekly after-school workshops featuring a hands-on introduction to the game development and interactive digital media, followed by a studio tour at a local gaming company.

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CodeX: playable & disruptive futurist eArt

January 22 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This exhibition of leading-edge digital art, or eArt, investigates the future of human society through technology, innovation and design.

The Disruptive Design and Digital Fabrication exhibition explores the relationship between digital fabrication processes and social design that increasingly revolve around prototyping and iterative testing. Digital tools are today ubiquitous in academic and community settings, yet engaging with these goes beyond any particular technologically enhanced capacity. In what Katherine Hayles [...]

DMG February Speaker Social

February 8 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hear from participants in the 2020 Black Women Film! × DMG VR Camp that took place this January, take a look at Blackness and representation in the VR landscape, and get hands-on with their volumetric video projects.

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Vector Festival is an annual media arts event dedicated to showcasing experimental art works that engage critically with digital technologies.
The festival is proudly participatory and community-oriented. Hosted by InterAccess and co-curated by Katie Micak and Martin Zeilinger, Vector Festival takes place at arts venues and in public spaces across the City of Toronto.

Since its inception, Vector Festival has been innovative in its inclusion of game-based digital art alongside other new media disciplines. Continuing this focus for the 2020 edition, the festival’s curators pose a deceptively simple question: what comes after gamification?

Now that game culture and game technologies have become so pervasive in popular culture, how do experimental media artists respond critically to the rampant gamifying of everyday life? From online social interaction to digital finance, from education to military conflict, from politics and environmental issues to the ways in which humans (and machines) express themselves creatively, what comes after gamification?

About Vector Festival
Vector Festival is a participatory and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing experimental media art practice. Presenting works across a dynamic range of exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, and workshops, Vector Festival acts as a critical bridge between emergent digital platforms and new media art practice. Vector Festival was founded in 2013 as the “Vector Game Art & New Media Festival” by an independent group of artists and curators: Skot Deeming, Clint Enns, Christine Kim, and Katie Micak, who were later joined by Diana Poulsen and Martin Zeilinger. In 2015 Vector Festival announced that longtime presenting partner, InterAccess, would be taking over responsibility for the festival as part of its regular programming.