02 Sep How You Can Help the Game Curious? Program

"What kind of movies do you like?" "I don't like movies. Too violent." Sounds silly, right? But that conversation happens all the time, just with "games" instead of "movies". Lots of people confuse a single well-known genre with the totality of the medium. But we believe there's a...

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06 Aug Free Gamemaking Incubator for Writers, One Week to Apply

The Artsy Games Incubator: Writing Edition is focused on writers of all stripes -- novelists, journalists, bloggers, scriptwriters, zinesters, poets -- who are interested in the expressive possibilities of videogames, but who have little to no experience with programming or gamemaking software. Meeting once a week for six weeks,...

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04 Mar Apply to Artsy Games Incubator: Animation Edition

The Artsy Games Incubator: Animation Edition is a 6-week game making workshop for animators! The program is focused on artists with animation backgrounds who are interested in the creative possibilities of videogames, but who have little to no experience with programming or game making software....

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11 Feb Torontrons at the Art Gallery of Ontario

As this Toronto Star article reports, our iconic indie arcade cabinets are now available for free play to the public in the AGO's Community Gallery as a part of an exhibit called AGO: Artsy Games Organizing. It also features infographics showing the world-wide spread of the...

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08 Feb Game Curious Photos and Recap

[The Hand Eye Society has received multi-year funding to expand our Game Curious game literacy program with partner support provided by Art Starts and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.  We are currently researching neighbourhood site options for our next cycle, which will be in the fall,...

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08 Oct Calling All Journos! Your Society Needs You!

Excited about reporting on Toronto's game culture? Want to tell stories related to the community, got opinions on the scene? Whether you're a writer or photographer, videographer or VJ, the Hand Eye Society has need of your documenting skills. We have a couple of projects...

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26 Sep Know a Game Curious Person?

We have a new Hand Eye Society program called Game Curious? that starts on October 5th, a week Saturday. It's a free weekly discussion/play group of the untapped art of videogames for people who don’t necessarily identify as “gamers”. We're super-excited about it but we've been...

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06 Sep Volunteer Ops, Gamercamp Submission Deadline 5 Days Away

Game Curious? is our 6-week program exploring the untapped art of video games, for people who don’t necessarily identify as “gamers”. If you have game consoles or laptops you can loan to the program, please drop a line! WordPlay, our Festival of Writerly Games, is looking...

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