Bolt Runner is a running game inspired by Usain Bolt.
As a concept, we wanted to provide a way for people to enjoy games with diverse characters and experiences. In this game, we used Jamaican patios to stay true to the culture while respecting and celebrating a great, historic figure!
Motivated by the Open Data movement and developed for the Mozilla Festival, AfroScanned, is an exploration of 3D scanning, computer vision, and what it means to exist virtually as diverse people.
As we journey into our digital futures, we are called to re-imagine what it means to exist virtually, as a reality and as avatars. How do we envision ourselves as digital beings? What does our digital presence look and feel like? What stories do our digital selves tell? What parts of our ancestry do we leave behind? What do we take with us?
The installation is a large-scale social media wall of 3D scans of diverse communities to be displayed at various events in late 2017. We will be providing various 3D scanning and computer vision workshops for participatory inclusion of diverse communities.
The Sawubona Project features work by 30 Black photographers whose works draw attention to the multiplicities that exist within Black life. These works provide an intimate commentary on Black life and the Black Canadian experience. Each artist seeks to reclaim their self representation and create a space where Black Life can be celebrated. Featured in this exhibition are works by Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye lent to us by Kenneth Montague’s from his collection at Wedge Curatorial Projects.
Curated by Zviko Mhakayakora at Daniel's Spectrum; website design and implementation by PAERE.
This is a project in progress.
PAERE is calling on emerging and established artists from the GTA who embrace, challenge and re-imagine Blackness through varying mediums, to showcase their work.
As a learning opportunity, and a way for artists to integrate their works with technology, selected artists will be invited to a workshop where they will learn the process behind creating an augmented reality experience.
Stay tuned, we are also providing various workshops in Toronto as part of our exhibition including during Culture Days at St. Jamestown Library (pictured here), at the Ryerson Transmedia Zone and others until the exhibition.
Every website starts with a conversation.
We believe in building a meaningful relationship with you as we experience the process together and PAERE you with your online experience. We develop a creative brief to grow and create your idea into one that fits your needs and goals. Through a co-design process, we develop your website so for you to engage and inspire.
We aim to abide by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) standards online, a challenge that is always in process. We believe that all spaces online and offline should be open to everyone.
We use templates for fast turnaround and we have also conducted workshops to encourage ease-of-use and empower organizations to manage their own website.
We are also interested in expanding in this area, to provide resources for businesses to accommodate people with disabilities.
See our latest projects by clicking on images of our websites.
We've created a Chrome extension called Viola's Stamp, a guide to where Viola Desmond might've gone to support Black businesses in Toronto and can be found in the Chrome Store. The original concept for this project came from a Black Toronto Facebook group.
There are links to existing databases for Black businesses as well as the community map that was created by the group. Locations can be added to the community map by simply entering an address in the search bar.
If added on an Android phone, all points of interest in the map will automatically be added to your Maps.
Download link here.
Our commitment to digital literacy is underscored by providing accessible workshops and tours. Our workshops cover website development, 3D scanning, game development, augmented reality, and inclusive design. We primarily conduct workshops at the Toronto Public Library and provide private sessions for various organizations.
We have held tours at Ryerson University's Digital Media Lab, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation, and Fantasy.
See our event calendar to attend our next workshop!
We are the process of providing ASL interpreted tours.
From mindful illustration to augmented reality to mind mapping to storyboarding empowering narratives to visual novel gaming to digitally expressing body movement artistically, we'll be exploring the intersection of digital media and mental health.
Come by and join us every Wednesday from January to March!
We're envisioning an affordable, accessible skill-sharing community and event series for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) folks in, and interested in, technology. We're starting with some co-design sessions to evaluate what community needs and interests are before deciding on programming and logistics — stay tuned! We currently host meetups, hackathons, and a tech reading group.
Inspired by the Color Coded project in LA, we're hoping that this can be a space for learning tech skills (e.g. web development, digital design), executing projects, as well as a space for critical discussion, talks, and workshops on how technology affects communities of colour and those at the margins.
In just 6 months, we’ve built a community of over 250 people, garnered support from Wattpad, Ryerson University, Parkdale Centre for Innovation, Digital Justice Lab, City of Toronto - Open Data and others. Keep up to date on events here.
Join us for our first hackathon at Parkdale Centre for Innovation! Volunteer, become a Project Lead or just stop by on July 28th—tickets can be found here