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Hello

My name is Marie Claire LeBlanc Flanagan.

I design and build things for people. I build play experiences, installations, experimental video games, stories, communities, spaces, and events.

Want to work with me? Reach out!

Why

I'm curious about people: how we express, how we connect, and how we experience the world around us. I enjoy making things that invite people to think in different ways, bring people together, fill people with joy, and allow people to imagine different possibilities.

How

I work with people! Together we think about goals, values, interaction, motivation, friction, barriers, and flow. I listen to people (with all my senses) and spend time thinking, experimenting, building things, and then listening again.

Tools

I use the tools that work for the project. In the past few years I've worked with experimental gameplay, cooperation, community, computer vision, virtual reality, augmented reality, open source data, biosignals, narratives, olfactory art, sonic art, physical spaces, computer vision, machine learning, and human learning.

Read about my work here or check out this FemHype interview.

Communities

I incorporated Wyrd Arts Initiatives, a nationwide nonprofit with 600+ volunteers dedicated to encouraging, documenting, and connecting creative expression across Canada.

I served as the Editor in Chief of Weird Canada, a website that celebrates and documents do-it-yourself, experimental, and emerging music, books, ideas, and art.

I created Drone Day, an international day for the celebration of drone music and communities.

Common
Common
Citywide play exploring decentralized networks of care and community trust
Closer
Closer
Active cooperative play using the space between two people
Burst
Burst
An interactive smell story game made with the Berlin Smell Lab
Auscult
Auscult
A two-player game that translates bio-signals and facial expressions into sound
Dream Room
Dream Room
A dreamy, cozy experience running parallel to and inside the magical chaos of an event
Other Hands
Other Hands
A virtual reality experience playing with virtual choices and the physical body
follow
Follow
A cooperative game exploring the intimacy of opposition and the delicate balance of shared control
specialguest
Special Guest
An experimental marketplace for strange and wonderful guests for video meetings
Arcade Friend
Arcade Friend
A custom arcade cabinet game exploring work, play, and machines
Throne Room
Throne Room
Collaborative graffiti and ritual exploration in an online public bathroom
Sound Games
Sound Games
A collection of tiny games inviting you to get intimate, playful, and curious about sound
Experience Design
Experience Design
Spaces of possibility that we shape and that shape us
Neighbourbot
Neighbourbot
Connecting 3 random people from within a shared server, inviting serendipitous connections
Dance Closet
Dance Closet
Making space for bodily liberation inside the the smallest, strangest, spaces
Emergency Exhibition Care
Emergency Exhibition Care
Acts of care for working and exhibiting artists

I'm available for consultations, collaborations, and projects.

Say Hello!