Digital media exhibition showcases adventurous interactive works
Students in York University’s Digital Media Program, offered collaboratively by AMPD and the Lassonde School of Engineering, use computer code and programming as tools for creative expression. A selection of the innovative objects and experiences they’ve created over the past year are showcased in Play Palace, a juried exhibition running April 11-18 at Toronto’s InterAccess, an organization dedicated to emerging practices in art and technology.
Curated by York Visual Art Professor Nell Tenhaaf and Shauna Jean Doherty, programming coordinator at InterAccess, Play Palace spans a wide range of themes, formats and technologies. The digitally-mediated works in the show include games, digital storytelling, interactive physical objects, and experiences in augmented, virtual and mixed reality.
Here’s a preview of some of the inventive projects visitors will encounter in the exhibition:
The opening reception for Play Palace takes place Thursday, April 13 from 6 to 9pm. The digital media makers will be on hand to welcome the public at the reception and throughout the run of the exhibition.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm. InterAccess is located at 9 Ossington Avenue, Toronto. Admission is free.