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.