Bodies in Play: Inclusive Co-Creation for Wearable Technology and Virtual Reality builds upon the extensive research-creation activities of its partners, particularly through participatory and community-building activities like game jams, workshops, and festivals.
Textile Game Controllers Workshops & Jam
DMG + OCADU Social Body Lab + OCADU game:play Lab
Funded by SSHRC PEG, the Textile Game Controller project consisted of (5) workshops and (1) game jam. Through these activities, DMG community members were supported in exploring electronics, e-textiles, wearables, and crafting as ways to pursue the development of alternative games and alternative and bespoke approaches to play.
DMG + OCADU game:play Lab + Scatter
VVV Jam was a 3 day volumetric video game jam co-run by DMG and the OCADU game:play Lab, with technology partners Scatter. Participants were introduced to volumetric video production in interactive VR contexts like games. The jam served to mobilize knowledge from the VVV research project, as well as generate new approaches to the technology.
Damage Camp (multiple years)
Hosted by Dames Making Games, Damage Camp is an annual one-day gathering by and for Toronto’s game community. It consists of a half day of talks and discussion followed by hands-on workshops to empower participants to create interactive and playful work for ourselves and for people like us. A free public arcade showcases new experimental games by DMG members.