The TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace is once again on display at the TIFF Bell Lightbox for it’s third year, and is an interactive and kid-friendly learning space full of technology and games. In this years exhibit, kids have the opportunity to use a wide variety of technologies (green screen, controllers, apps, etc.) and be creative in what we could call “a new media playground”.
Before our visit, we had the opportunity to listen to Nick Pagee who curated the 2014 showcase at TIFF. He is also a New Media graduate and discussed his duties as the curator for this show. I thought it was interesting that Nick travelled to Europe and overseas to see other kid-friendly digital play space shows as he tried to remodel something similar for the people of Toronto.
The digiPlaySpace is running for another 3 weeks, and I would highly recommend this place for a morning or afternoon of fun with your younger kids. It was nice to see that all of the technology that we are using in our classes and projects has a place in the “real-world”, and that there is a wide variety of opportunities for us when we graduate, depending on our individual interests!