Directed curation and commissioning of World and North American premieres of super fun and inspiring interactive art, game and maker experiences for TIFF.
2016 theme: IMMERSION:
Take a DEEP breath…and dive into a wondrous new world of media where physical meets digital, where the virtual meets the actual and the imaginary springs into real life around you!
The 2016 edition of digiPlaySpace is an immersive learning experience; surrounding visitors and delighting the senses with the world’s most innovative, imaginative, and entertaining media creations. Here kids of all ages can play with premieres of interactive installations; strap on VR scuba goggles to descend into the arctic ocean and dance their way into an incredible new land where their movements shape the elements of Earth, Wind, Water and Fire. Here imaginations are set free as visitors get their heads in the clouds; submerse their paper doodles into the digital realm of videogaming, and roll up their sleeves to get hands-on with building creative circuits, inventing new gadgets and programming friendly robots – and so much more!
Showcasing 25 installations from 9 countries, digiPlaySpace 2016 is all about learning-through-play, collaborative discovery, accessibility and open-exploration, designed to stimulate imaginations and help inspire a lifelong passion for creativity and invention.
Photo Credits: Geoffrey Gunn Courtesy of TIFF; Connie Tsang, Courtesy of TIFF, Tom Arban Photography, Courtesy of TIFF.