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The Ethnos Project is a research initiative and resource database that explores the intersection of Indigeneity and information and communication technologies (ICTs). We are interested, for example, in the cultural impacts and implications of:

  • open source databases for Indigenous Knowledge management
  • information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) initiatives
  • new and emerging technologies for intangible cultural heritage
  • social media used by Indigenous communities for social change
  • mobile technologies used for language preservation

The Ethnos Project is necessarily multidisciplinary and welcomes a broad range of inquiry including digital humanities, human computer interaction, culture and development, language preservation, Indigenous media, participatory design, software localization, etc.

This site is for scholars, activists, government agencies, non-governmental cultural organizations, Indigenous groups, and others who may benefit from its resources.


Mark Oppenneer is the Founder and Director of the Ethnos Project. He is a technologist and independent researcher whose interests include culture and development, ICT4D, oral traditions, indigenous knowledge, technology, online communities, human computer interaction and interface design. He holds an MS in Communication & Rhetoric and an MALS in Mythology & Oral Traditions. [learn more]

Past Contributors

Rachael Petersen
Allyson Eamer
Coppélie Cocq
Christoph Amthor