Accessibility or access – Refers to the degrees of ease to which something can be had, used, or accessed. In many of these videos, accessibility refers to physical and virtual spaces as well as tools and knowledge. More information on accessibility and the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s Accessibility Statement can be found here.
Affordances – What a space, platform, or object offers a user through its properties and what it can do.
Historical Precedents – Situations, people, places and things from the past that provide ways for understanding relations today.
Medium – The material, form, or technology used in a work of art (for example, painting, photography, video, or computer games).
Modifiers or mods – Game modifiers or mods are add-ons to existing software and platforms that change aspects of their user experience. Mods are often created by fans of games to expand aspects of gameplay.
Open-Source – Computer code that is not limited in how it can be distributed or modified, often created collaboratively by a community.
Planned obsolescence – The intentional design of a product or service to have an artificial time limit for its use. This can be done through physical constraints such as fragile material construction, or through software upgrades that make older hardware incompatible.