Wednesday, October 30, 2019
6:30pm – 9:30pm

DMG Workshop • At the Toronto Media Arts Centre (32 Lisgar Street)

Want to make wearable game controllers that can be played with your friends? How about vampire capes, witches’ hats, and zombie bandages as game interfaces?

In this workshop, you will learn to design and make multiplayer wearable game controllers. Since it’s the day before Halloween, we’ll use that as our theme. We’ll have Halloween-ish wearables available that you can mod, but you’re also invited to bring your own! We will use conductive fabric and Arduino to create bespoke games interfaces that you can wear.

No previous experience with Arduino or electronics is required.


This workshop is part of the Textile Game Controller workshop series – a partnership between OCAD University’s Social Body Lab and game:play Lab and Dames Making Games, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grant. Be sure to check out our future events as well!

Save the dates!

We have more textile game controller fun coming up on November 20 and January 15, and a jam in February 2020. More info will be announced soon! Watch Slack and Twitter for registration news.

What to Bring

Bring your own spooky wearable accessories, if you wish, and a laptop (some available on site to borrow as well).

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