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INTERPLAY

THEMUSEUM has partnered with the Personal Computer Museum, Montreal’s ‘Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre’ (TAG) at Concordia University, and the ‘Games Institute’(GI) at the University of Waterloo.

The Personal Computer Museum presents INTERPLAY: The History of Electronic Entertainment, which is an exhibition that explores the nostalgia of electronic entertainment through personal computers and video game consoles of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. This exhibition features functioning vintage electronics dating back to 1976, and provides visitors, both young and old, with an immersive experience that encourages interaction. This show runs from October 4th until May 13th, 2018.

For the second installment of INTERPLAY we have partnered with the ‘Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre’ (TAG) and the ‘Games Institute’(GI) to present INTERPLAY: Thinking Through Games, which explores the spaces and places of games in research institutions. This unique collaboration will display a wide variety of ways that academic researchers are engaging with and studying games, through play and analysis as well as through game creation. Engaging and hands-on, the exhibition will serve as a space for visitors of all ages to learn about how games are made and studied.

INTERPLAY: Thinking Through Games opens in conjunction with INTER/NET ART and INTERACTION as part of the new media festival Digital Dynamics 2018. Digital Dynamics 2018 runs from January 26th to May 13th, 2018.

Meet TAG

 

“Video games and computers are one of the most prevalent forms of entertainment we have. Stepping back into the past to enjoy and remember the origins of gaming and early technology is both educational for the youth of today and nostalgic for those that have lived through it. We are excited to bring this brand new interactive entertainment exhibit to Kitchener as there is no better way to pave the way to the future by taking a good look at the past.”

Syd Bolton

Curator and Founder

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