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TIFF Presents: DigiPlaySpace

May 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019

“Take your kids on an interactive adventure” in digiPlaySpace where they will laugh and learn with new media technologies, learning-centric games, and hands-on installations.  Kids of all ages can explore innovative interactive works from internationally recognized children’s media artists at THEMUSEUM.

Create, test and collect robots, race your friends on a track you design yourself or make your own short animated video!

Art & Technology at Play!

Check out our “In Your Backyard” segments featuring digiPlaySpace on CTV news!

We’re thrilled to host TIFF digiPlay Space this summer! Thank you to Director and CEO, Piers Handling for the kind message of welcome.

Take a virtual tour!

Featured Interactive Works

Nifty Fish by Art & Science |Canada | Ages: 3+
With Nifty Fish, you can use your own device to create a wacky custom fish and add it to a shared fish tank.  Kids can create as many as they want and watch them swim! 

Room Racers by Lieven van Velthoven | Netherlands | Ages:  5+
Kids use everyday objects to create the racetrack and then their virtual race cars compete against each other to see who makes it past the finish line. 

Creatures by Estúdio Ruim | Chile | Ages: 3+ 
Jump, dance, act and play along with curious creatures in this interactive installation where bodies and movements are transformed into hilariously cute animated characters.

Line Wobbler by Robin Baumgarten |Germany | Ages: 5+
Escape a one-dimensional dungeon by shaking a unique wobble controller made out of a door-stopper spring and an LED strip. Players will laugh, cry and cheer on the action in this award-winning experiment in minimalistic game design, novel input mechanics, retro sound, and creative use of architectural space.

Flippaper by Jérémie Cortial and Roman Miletitch |France, Belgium | Ages: 5+
This installation allows visitors to create their own colorful, pinball game using colored magnetic shapes.  Pushing a button brings the creation to life allowing kids to play a virtual pinball game of their own making.

Keylight by Aaron Van Domelen | Canada | Ages: 3+
Using chroma-key technology, unique props and special materials, Keylight transports you around the world and beyond — now that’s movie magic!

Pop n’Lock Dance Machine by Catshrine |Canada | Ages:  3+
Step into the spotlight and pop, lock and boogaloo like a pro with our crew of ghostly backup dancers!  You don’t need to be a great dancer to look like one—and you can take a video of the animation to prove it!

Push Me Pull You: Dogs by House House |Australia | Ages: 7+
A fast-paced four-player video game about friendship, wrestling and barking! You and a partner control the two heads of a single elongated wiener dog. Coordinate your movements to wrestle your opponents’ two-headed sports-hound for control of the ball!

TIFF Kids Appcade by TIFF Kids |Various | Ages: 3+ 
Kids and parents can learn together through play and creation, exploring a range of games, creative tools and storytelling activities, carefully selected by a curatorial committee. Arranged by age group makes it easy for parents and kids alike to choose their favourite apps.

Talk Like a Robot by Reese Brunelle | Canada | Ages: 3+
Discover what you sound like as a robot! This interactive audio and video project lets you change the pitch, format, and tone of your voice by talking and singing into a microphone!

Cubelets by Modular Robotics | USA | Ages: 4+
Cubelets are magnetic blocks that can be snapped together to make an endless variety of robots with no wiring or programming required.  This playfully interactive learning experience allows everyone to become a robot-maker.

Style Transfer Mirror
Artist: Gene Kogan
This installation is a mirror which reflects the world back in the style of an iconic painting. The mirror continuously applies a real-time variant of the style transfer technique to the camera feed, using a neural network to generate images which resemble particular source imagery. Check out this piece in THEMUSEUM and around the community!


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