XYZines | Virtual Reality with Jonathan Carroll





In partnership with Paperhouse Outreach & Toronto Art Book Fair, Koffler.Digital hosted a series of digital workshops for youth as part of XYZines: a 4 month zine, artist book & digital residency at the Cedarbrae Toronto Public Library. The Koffler.Digital arm of XYZines was developed for and available to Scarborough youth aged 13-29, and focused on developing digital skills to help navigate politics, identity & justice through art production. Facilitated by local artists, each workshop aimed to bridge analogue & digital practices, engage participants in expressive methods of digital media-making, & introduce industry-standard practices oriented within DIY culture & political activism.


In partnership with Paperhouse Outreach & Toronto Art Book Fair, Koffler.Digital hosted a series of digital workshops for youth as part of XYZines: a 4 month zine, artist book & digital residency at the Cedarbrae Toronto Public Library. The Koffler.Digital arm of XYZines was developed for and available to Scarborough youth aged 13-29, and focused on developing digital skills to help navigate politics, identity & justice through art production. Facilitated by local artists, each workshop aimed to bridge analogue & digital practices, engage participants in expressive methods of digital media-making, & introduce industry-standard practices oriented within DIY culture & political activism.


Presented in partnership with Trinity Square Video, Jonathan Carroll – a member of Toronto collective Tough Guy Mountain – facilitated two Virtual Reality workshops on October 23rd & 29th, 2018. Participants were taught how to use a video game engine to tell new kinds of stories in interactive, immersive virtual reality using the free game engine Unity.

Their worlds are available to view & explore below.

 
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JONATHAN CARROLL | Jonathan Carroll is a game design artist who designs software as part of the collective Tough Guy Mountain & creator of the Brandscape, a studio for experimental digital art production. postcapitalist.club | @jonathaniscarroll
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