Shiny Objects and Salvation: Navigating New Technologies for Intangible Cultural Heritage Preservation

Mark Oppenneer, Ethnos Project Director, presented this keynote address at El Primer Congresso Internacional Patrimonio Cultural y las Nuevas Tecnologias. The conference was held at El Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) in Mexico City, December 2014. See the video side-by-side with the presentation slides Learn more about the […]

El Primer Congresso Internacional Patrimonio Cultural y las Nuevas Tecnologias

This conference was held on 3-6 December, 2014, in Mexico City at El Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH). The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) has a mission to safeguard cultural heritage by looking to stay ahead in the application of new technologies for the conservation, research […]

Indigenous New Media Symposium

February 21, 2014 | New York City | School of Media Studies at The New School The Indigenous New Media Symposium brings together Native American and First Nation media makers and creative activists to discuss how new media platforms are being used in the indigenous community to educate, organize, entertain, […]

Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods

Join Red River College and Dr. Shawn Wilson, a Manitoba-born Indigenous people research expert visiting from Australia, to learn about and explore the realm of Indigenous research. Wilson’s book, entitled “Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods” examines the philosophy underlying Indigenous peoples’ research methodologies in Canada and Australia. He will […]

IPID presentation videos

The International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) is a network of postgraduate students doing research in ICT4D. IPID operates through inter alia support to doctoral as well as master students and increased visibility at international conferences. The network is administered by the School of Business […]

Digital Repatriation and Reciprocal Curation: the Ethics of Circulating Native Knowledge in the Plateau Region

Presented by Kim Christen at The University of Arizona’s Knowledge River Program and at the Arizona Archives Summit, January 2011. About Kim Christen From her website: “I am an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Digital Technology and Culture program in the Department of English and Director of Digital […]

Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

Note: The comments that follow this video on its Youtube page number over 3,000 and clearly show that Ms. McGonigal’s ideas spur passionate (and often ridiculously vitriolic) debate. I include this item here because it offers a compelling starting point for discussing serious games and social change. Transcript I’m Jane […]

Indigenous Tweets, Visible Voices & Technology

Indigenous Tweets, Visible Voices & Technology from Kara Andrade UNESCO estimates that of the 6,000 current languages spoken today, more than half will be extinct by the start of the next century, adding that “with the disappearance of unwritten and undocumented languages, humanity will lose not only a cultural wealth, […]

Phil Borges: Documenting our endangered cultures

In this Phil Borges keynote, the world traveler and photographer talks about the rapid decline of indigenous cultures and languages. There are over 6,000 languages in the world and roughly 3,000 of those languages are not spoken by the children of those cultures. This means that roughly every two weeks […]

Chasing Two Rabbits at Once: Balancing Indigenous Practices with Modern Skills

An excerpt from thecultureist.com: Sarah Tucker [is] a World Learning alum from SIT’s study abroad program in Cameroon and the founder of Two Rabbits. Two Rabbits works to improve access to education for the Baka, Cameroon’s highly marginalized indigenous forest population. Today, the Baka’s forest is disappearing. Traditionally, they have […]