• Oaxaca Workshops: Digital Tools for the Preservation and Dissemination of Traditional Knowledge (10/12/2015) - I am honored to be returning to Mexico next week to facilitate a workshop on WordPress and Other Open Source Technologies for the Preservation and Dissemination of Traditional Knowledge. The workshops (mine is… ...
  • Shiny Objects and Salvation: Navigating New Technologies for Intangible Cultural Heritage Preservation (12/15/2014) - 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)… ...
  • El Primer Congresso Internacional Patrimonio Cultural y las Nuevas Tecnologias (12/10/2014) - 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 gaming: Iñupiat stories come alive in “Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa)” (7/23/2014) - "A clear question, then, is can this powerful new medium be harnessed as a new platform for passing along wisdom from generation to generation in a culturally appropriate, engaging format?" Young people of… ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge for Development: Opportunities and Challenges (1/25/2014) - This paper introduces indigenous knowledge (IK) as a significant resource which could contribute to the increased efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the development process. IK is defined as the basis for community-level decision… ...
  • Saratoga Native American Festival Program Guide (12/28/2013) - Note from Mark: I had the opportunity to serve as the organizer for the Saratoga Native American Festival for its first two years in operation (2006 and 2007) while working as the Education… ...
  • Saratoga Native American Festival Curriculum Guide (12/28/2013) - This Curriculum Guide was published in conjunction with the 2007 Saratoga Native American Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York. Teachers at all levels will find that the lessons and activities introduced can be… ...
  • Dictionary of Cook Islands Languages (8/13/2013) - This is a bilingual dictionary with the meanings of each headword given in English. It can be searched for both English and Cook Islands words. This online dictionary is aimed at providing quick… ...
  • Ojibwe People’s Dictionary (8/13/2013) - The Ojibwe People's Dictionary is a searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers. It is also a gateway into the Ojibwe collections at the Minnesota Historical Society. Along with… ...
  • Māori Dictionary Project (8/13/2013) - As well as the words one would expect in a traditional dictionary, Te Aka has encyclopaedic entries including the names of plants and animals (especially native and endemic species), stars, planets and heavenly… ...
  • P’urhépecha Online Dictionary (8/13/2013) - This dictionary will be a continuously expanding, online, searchable, and (eventually) trilingual dictionary (P’urhépecha-Spanish-English) that includes early (colonial) and modern (endangered) languages. The dictionary’s databases include fields that support a wide range of… ...
  • Mayan Online Dictionary (8/13/2013) - This dictionary will be a continuously expanding, online, searchable, and (eventually) trilingual dictionary (Mayan-Spanish-English) that includes early (colonial) and modern Mayan (endangered) languages. Currently, our focus is Yucatec Mayan. We hope to add… ...
  • Mixtec Online Dictionary (8/13/2013) - This dictionary will be a continuously expanding, online, searchable, and (eventually) trilingual dictionary (Mixtec-Spanish-English) that includes early (colonial) and modern Mixtec (endangered). The dictionary’s databases include fields that support a wide range of… ...
  • Nahuatl Online Dictionary (8/13/2013) - This is a continuously expanding, online, searchable, trilingual dictionary (Nahuatl-Spanish-English) that includes early (colonial) and modern Nahuatl (endangered), of the Uto-Aztecan language family. The dictionary’s databases include fields that support a wide range… ...
  • Mi’gmaq / Mi’kmaq Online Talking Dictionary (8/13/2013) - The talking dictionary project is developing an Internet resource for the Mi'gmaq/Mi’kmaq language. Each headword is recorded by a minimum of three speakers. Multiple speakers allow one to hear differences and variations in… ...
  • Cherokee Electronic Dictionary (8/13/2013) - Critical to the continuing revitalization of the Cherokee language is the need for the development of a “Cherokee Dictionary” of all Cherokee stems, affixes, words and phrases in an easy-to-access electronic computer database.… ...
  • Remo Online Talking Dictionary (8/13/2013) - The Remo online talking dictionary currently has approximately 4,100 entries and will be uploading more files in the near future. This is the first searchable online record of this important South Munda language… ...
  • Chamacoco Online Talking Dictionary (8/13/2013) - The first online resource available in English on Yshyr (Chamacoco), a Zamucoan language spoken in the Paraguayan Chaco. Expansion of the dictionary will also include Spanish search functions. The language Chamacoco is spoken… ...
  • Matukar Panau Online Talking Dictionary (8/13/2013) - The first online resource for the Panau language of Matukar village in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. Future plans include expanding the number of entries and adding Tok Pisin search functions. There are… ...
  • Siletz Dee-ni Online Talking Dictionary (8/13/2013) - A Talking Dictionary is a bi-lingual dictionary with sound files. For this Siletz dictionary, sound files include both the English and the Siletz, to help make identification of terms easier. How do I… ...
  • Ho Online Talking Dictionary (8/13/2013) - The Ho-English Online Talking Dictionary is currently under development as a pilot project. When launched, it will support access for a Ho speech community of over 1 million persons who are rapidly gaining… ...
  • Tuvan Online Talking Dictionary (8/13/2013) - The Tuvan-English online talking dictionary is hosted on a Linux server at Swarthmore College with full backup and RAID array redundancy. It is programmed in the MySQL database management system, which support multi-user… ...
  • Lakota Dictionary Online (8/13/2013) - Notes on the current version: "Approximate spelling” and “Consistent spelling" For the Lakota word-search input you can choose between “Approximate spelling” and “Consistent spelling”. Each approach has certain advantages. Approximate spelling This feature… ...
  • Indigenous Language Apps & Online Indigenous Language Dictionaries (8/12/2013) - Someone on the Indigenous Language and Technology (ILAT) listserv recently inquired about multimedia dictionaries. I checked the Ethnos Project Resources Database to see what was listed and found only a handful of relevant… ...
  • Lenape Talking Dictionary (8/12/2013) - Welcome to the Lenape Talking Dictionary - the official online dictionary of Lenape - the language of the Delaware Tribe.  The website includes translations, usage examples, photos, and audio recordings of Lenape words, phrases… ...
  • Hii Dunia (8/9/2013) - About Hii Dunia aims to give everyone with knowledge or experience in the Development sector the opportunity to share their work. This may be in the form of academic research, papers or dissertations.… ...
  • Hii Dunia’s Development Directory (8/9/2013) - Development Blogosphere Blogs play an increasingly pivotal role in Development discourse. The ease with which they can be set up means that they have become a vital communicative tool for practitioners in the… ...
  • Aboriginal Mapping Network (8/9/2013) - The Aboriginal Mapping Network (AMN) was established in 1998 as a joint initiative of the Gitxsan and Ahousaht First Nations and Ecotrust Canada. Over the years the network has grown from its humble… ...
  • Aboriginal Ethnic Language Dictionary (Taiwan) (8/8/2013) - The Republic of China Council of Indigenous Peoples, as part of central government efforts preserving the cultural heritage of Taiwan's 14 indigenous peoples, has launched an Aboriginal Ethnic Language Dictionary. First proposed by… ...
  • TowerDB: Network Management Software (8/7/2013) - Setting up a network generally means configuring a router, a UPS, maybe a NAS appliance and a few access points... Just a few pieces of equipment to serve hundreds of users’ devices. And… ...
  • Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions (8/6/2013) - The objective of this booklet is to offer general and basic information on the interface between intellectual property (IP) and traditional knowledge (TK), traditional cultural expressions (TCEs), and genetic resources (GRs). It briefly… ...
  • Intellectual Property Needs and Expectations of Traditional Knowledge Holders (8/6/2013) - This Report presents information compiled by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from nine fact-finding missions conducted by WIPO in 1998 and 1999 on the intellectual property (IP) needs and expectations of holders… ...
  • Language app: Myaamia (8/6/2013) - Learn Myaamia on your smart phone with the 'Niiki' app 'Niiki' will bring Myaamia language to your fingertips. Niiki means "my home" in Myaamia, the language of Myaamia people. Niiki delivers over 80… ...
  • Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) (8/4/2013) - Digital Empowerment Foundation, a Delhi based not-for-profit organization was registered on December 2002, under the “Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860″ to find solutions to bridge the digital divide. With no political affiliations,… ...
  • Village Scribe Association (VSA) (8/4/2013) - We are a group of people who want to broaden the perspectives of and increase the possibilities for people who have very little. Our focus lies in advancing education of underprivileged people so… ...
  • Do It Yourself Non Governmental Organisation (DIYNGO) (8/4/2013) - DIYNGO stands for “Do It Yourself Non Governmental Organisation”. We are an NGO (currently a voluntary organisation) who create an awareness of the usefulness of renewable technologies, e.g. wind and solar power. Specifically,… ...
  • Development Gateway (8/4/2013) - Development Gateway is a non-profit organization that delivers information solutions to the people on the front lines of international development work. Whether they are government policy makers deciding how to invest scarce resources,… ...
  • I4D People (8/4/2013) - I4D People pioneers ground-breaking technologies that empower our customers to function innovatively in their knowledge-based activities. I4D People links experience with latest research in the fields of Educational Technology, ICT for Development and… ...
  • Intellectual Property Watch: Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge (8/4/2013) - Mission Intellectual Property Watch, a non-profit independent news service, reports on the interests and behind-the-scenes dynamics that influence the design and implementation of international intellectual property policies. Reporting Services Intellectual Property Watch’s reporting… ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights (8/4/2013) - Wend Wendland, World Intellectual Property Organization, delves into the issues of traditional knowledge, looking at where the rights lie, and the treaties emerging to protect them. ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Intellectual Property Rights: an Enabling Tool for Development with Identity (8/4/2013) - This paper deals with a subset of indigenous knowledge systems called ethnobotanical knowledge. It reports some creative ways in which documentation of ethnobotanical knowledge can be carried out without losing community ownership over… ...
  • Knowledge Translation (KT) for Indigenous Communities: a Policy Making Toolkit (8/4/2013) - We have put together this kit of information to provide practical assistance to community policy makers and those who assist them (policy analysts, etc.) in development of Knowledge Translation (KT) policy. The specific… ...
  • ICTs and the spread of indigenous knowledge (8/4/2013) - At first glance, the relationship between indigenous knowledge and the Internet seems fraught. Indigenous knowledge provides a distinct set of beliefs, practices and representations avidly tied to place; the internet lauds itself for… ...
  • Indigenous / Traditional Knowledge & Intellectual Property (8/4/2013) - The paper is available as a PDF download or an indexed HTML version. The relationship between indigenous/traditional knowledge and intellectual property law is a complicated contemporary legal problem. Questions around indigenous knowledge protection… ...
  • Center for Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Rural Development (CIKARD) (8/3/2013) - The Center for Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Rural Development (CIKARD) at Iowa State University focuses its activities on preserving and using the local knowledge of farmers and other rural people around the… ...
  • InSTEDD (8/3/2013) - At InSTEDD we envision a world where communities everywhere design and use technology to continuously improve their health, safety and development. Founded in 2006 from the TED Prize, and based in California’s Silicon… ...
  • Heritage Education for Sustainable Development: Dialogue with Indigenous Communities in Africa (8/3/2013) - As the twenty-first century gets into gear, it is clear that the defining characteristic of our era is that of climate insecurity. The United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 14th Conference of… ...
  • ICTworks (8/3/2013) - ICTworks™ is a premier resource for sharing and expanding knowledge on appropriate information and communication technologies (ICT) and the implementation processes that can make them sustainable in rural and underserved communities across the… ...
  • ICT4D.at (8/3/2013) - Vision: In 2028 the digital divide is minimized. Lesser developed countries (LDCs) will be interconnected with the developed world using state of the art information- and communication-technologies (ICTs). People living in LDCs will… ...
  • WIPO Traditional Knowledge Documentation Toolkit (8/3/2013) - A wide range of tools and proposals have been developed over the past decade or so to protect traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) (including using classical IP systems, developing sui… ...
  • World Intellectual Property Organization: Traditional Knowledge (8/3/2013) - The term “traditional knowledge” is used here as shorthand for the entire field of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and traditional cultural expressions. Negotiations are currently underway in the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual… ...
  • Traditional Cultural Expressions – Existing Codes, Guidelines and Practices (8/3/2013) - Traditional cultural expressions (TCEs), also called "expressions of folklore", may include music, dance, art, designs, names, signs and symbols, performances, ceremonies, architectural forms, handicrafts and narratives, or many other artistic or cultural expressions.… ...
  • Rethinking the Indigenous Communications Program: developed by Broadband for the Bush Alliance (8/3/2013) - From the Executive Summary... Indigenous Communications Over the years, governments have put in place a range of initiatives aimed at improving communications in remote Indigenous communities. However, high levels of digital inequality still… ...
  • The Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics (CoERI) (8/1/2013) - In December 2010, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak approved the formation of the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovation (ISITI). The Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics (CoERI) which was previously anchored at the… ...
  • Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) (8/1/2013) - The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Our mission is to… ...
  • International Development Informatics Association (IDIA) (8/1/2013) - IDIA, the International Development Informatics Association, is an association serving as a forum for international cooperation between individuals and organisations focusing on research in the use of ICT for developing economies and societies… ...
  • Institute of Development Studies (IDS) (8/1/2013) - The Institute of Development Studies is a leading global organisation for research, teaching and communications on international development. IDS was founded in 1966 and enjoys an international reputation based on the quality of… ...
  • International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) (8/1/2013) - IWGIA is an international human rights organization staffed by specialists and advisers on indigenous affairs. IWGIA's overall goal is to endorse and promote indigenous peoples' right to self-determination, their cultural integrity and their… ...
  • IT for Change (8/1/2013) - IT for Change (ITfC) is an NGO located in Bengaluru, India, that works for the innovative and effective use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote socio-economic change in the global South,… ...
  • International Network for Post Graduate Students in ICT4D (IPID) (7/31/2013) - 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… ...
  • International Institute for Communication & Development (IICD) (7/31/2013) - The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) is a non-profit foundation that specialises in information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool for development. IICD creates practical and sustainable solutions using both… ...
  • Kabissa: Space for Change in Africa (7/31/2013) - Kabissa (1999-2018) was a volunteer-led non-governmental organization founded in 1999 and organized in the United States as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to help African civil society organizations to put Information… ...
  • Literacy Bridge (7/31/2013) - At Literacy Bridge, our mission is to empower children and adults with tools for knowledge sharing and literacy learning, as an effective means towards advancing education, health, economic development, democracy, and human rights.… ...
  • LIRNEasia (7/31/2013) - LIRNEasia is a regional information and communication technology (ICT) policy and regulation think tank active across the Asia Pacific. Our Mission: To improve the lives of the people of the emerging Asia-Pacific by… ...
  • Kopernik: Technology Marketplace (7/31/2013) - Kopernik is a registered public charity with tax exempt 501(c)(3) status in the United States which has set up an online marketplace to bridge the gap between innovators, developing communities and financial supporters… ...
  • Language app: Yugambeh (7/30/2013) - Yugambeh Museum has recently launched Queensland's First Aboriginal Language App for Apple and Android. If you click on the link below it will show you our fully functioning app on your computer screen.… ...
  • Mobile Technologies for Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge in Rural Communities (7/30/2013) - In this paper we explore the opportunities of mobile technologies in three of our own development endeavors with rural communities, promoting the preservation of indigenous knowledge. We reflect upon and recognize the fact… ...
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) (7/30/2013) - The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association is a professional organization dedicated to supporting scholars and others who work in the academic field of Native American and Indigenous studies. Founded in 2008, NAISA… ...
  • Community Owned Best Practice for Sustainable Resource Adaptive Management (COBRA) (7/30/2013) - Welcome to Project Cobra Increasing confidence across indigenous communities by: - Discussing the challenges facing their community; - Identifying their own solutions to these challenges; - Recording these solutions using visual technologies; -… ...
  • Overseas Development Institute (ODI) (7/30/2013) - ODI is Britain's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Our mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of… ...
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (7/30/2013) - The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum… ...
  • One Media Player per Teacher (OMPT) (7/30/2013) - One Media Player per Teacher (OMPT) is equipping teachers in remote areas with the powerful technology of portable media players (PMPs). This allows village educators to give their students enhanced learning via recorded… ...
  • TelecentresAfrica (7/30/2013) - TelecentresAfrica is an initiative launched by CTA and InfoBridge Foundation in support to the telecentre movement in Africa. The programe is open to all stakeholders interested in promoting and implementing ICT4D projects for… ...
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) (7/30/2013) - Sida is a government organization under the Swedish Foreign Ministry. We adminster approximately half of Sweden's budget for development aid. Our head quarters is in Stockholm with many offices in countries where we… ...
  • Centre in ICT4D at the University of Cape Town (7/30/2013) - The Centre serves as a focal point for researchers who wish to create Information and Communication Technologies that address problems in the African Continent and other developing regions. We are a multi-disciplinary Centre… ...
  • Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) (7/30/2013) - TIER is a research group at the University of California at Berkeley, investigating the design and deployment of new technologies for emerging regions. We aim to address the challenges in bringing the Information… ...
  • THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation (7/30/2013) - THINK! (The Innovation Knowledge Foundation) is an international no-profit research institute – a think tank – whose aim is to collect, process, share and circulate information concerning the ways in which ICT and… ...
  • Technology Salon: a discussion at the intersection of technology & development (7/30/2013) - In April of 2008, Wayan Vota started the Technology Salon™ as a forum where technology and development professionals could share their opinions on emerging trends in ICT and international development in an intimate… ...
  • Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington (TASCHA) (7/30/2013) - The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges. With… ...
  • Survival International (7/29/2013) - The movement for tribal peoples. Survival is the only organization working for tribal peoples’ rights worldwide. We work with hundreds of tribal communities and organizations. We are funded almost entirely by concerned members… ...
  • Rising Voices: helping the global population join the global conversation (7/29/2013) - Rising Voices, an outreach initiative of Global Voices, aims to help bring new voices from new communities and speaking new languages to the global conversation by providing resources and funding to local groups reaching… ...
  • Ghana Information and Knowledge Sharing Network (GINKS) (7/28/2013) - The Ghana Information and Knowledge Sharing Network (GINKS) is a constitution of a broad range of people drawn from various fields of endeavour but mainly involved in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and sustainable… ...
  • University of the People (7/28/2013) - University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition-free, online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. The high-quality, low-cost and global pedagogical model embraces the worldwide… ...
  • United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (7/28/2013) - The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII or PFII) is the UN's central coordinating body for matters relating to the concerns and rights of the world's indigenous peoples. "Indigenous person" means… ...
  • Free Open Technology Courses (7/28/2013) - You may have already graduated from college, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. For many people, taking advantage of open courseware can be a great way to build skills that… ...
  • A Dialogue on ICTs and Poverty: The Documentary (7/28/2013) - In September 2003, thirty experts from around the world gathered at Harvard University to discuss how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help reduce poverty. At this "Harvard Forum," academics, development specialists, and… ...
  • ICT for Development Blog (7/28/2013) - ICT4DBlog talks about the relation between information and communication technologies and socio-economic development. Its contributors all have a connection with the University of Manchester’s Centre for Development Informatics, through work and/or study. The… ...
  • Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto (7/28/2013) - We live in a time of unprecedented advances in science and technology. The world is ever more globalised and interconnected. Yet poverty is deepening, the environment is in crisis and progress towards the… ...
  • Aboriginal Indigenous Languages Map (7/28/2013) - David R Horton is the creator of the Indigenous Language Map. This map is based on language data gathered by Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS and Auslig/Sinclair, Knight, Merz, (1996). The map attempts to… ...
  • IDEO.org (7/28/2013) - IDEO has been working in the social sector for more than ten years. Recently, it became clear that launching a nonprofit organization focused solely on social innovation would allow IDEO to make an… ...
  • Best Practice in ICT4D: A Conversation (7/28/2013) - Access to information can transform lives, livelihoods, and spiritual wellbeing. This is particularly true in places where access to information has been hindered by economic, geographic, or social barriers. Today, the rapidly growing… ...
  • Building Human-Centered Design into ICT4D Projects (7/28/2013) - An interview with Danny Alexander and Sean Hewens of IDEO.org Originally published on the Best Practice in ICT4D: A Conversation blog Sean Hewens is knowledge manager and in-house counsel at IDEO.org. He oversees… ...
  • Crisscrossed (Christian Kreutz’s blog) (7/28/2013) - This blog aims to analyze potentials in the interface of technology and social innovation, and also the challenges of the digital age. It focuses on tools such as internet — it's impact, potential… ...
  • Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change (7/28/2013) - Traditional and indigenous communities depend on a healthy relationship with the Land and therefore possess a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and practical experience in adapting to long-term changes in their environment. And yet… ...
  • Digital Opportunity Channel (7/28/2013) - The mission of the Digital Opportunity Channel is to educate and inform a global audience on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a tool for promoting digital opportunity for all,… ...
  • Digital Museum of Taiwan Indigenous People (7/28/2013) - Featuring information on the following Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan: Amis Atayal Bunun Kavalan Paiwan Puyuma Rukai Saisiyat Sakizaya Tao Thao Truku Tsou ...
  • CATaC conferences: cultural attitudes towards technology and communication (7/25/2013) - The biennial conference series on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication provides one of the most significant international forums for research on how diverse culture attitudes and communication preferences shape the implementation and… ...
  • UC Berkeley: Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) (7/25/2013) - Research on ICTD at the School of Information follows several distinct trajectories: First, to understand current processes of technology diffusion and adoption in developing regions. Second, to act through the design and deployment of information systems in… ...
  • World Bank (7/25/2013) - The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to… ...
  • ICT4D Collective and Multidisciplinary Centre for ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London (7/25/2013) - The site of the ICT4D Collective and Multidisciplinary Centre for ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London. The Collective was initiated in 2004, in 2007 it was awarded the status of a UNESCO… ...
  • Information and Communications Technologies for Development at Georgia Tech (7/25/2013) - Research and Projects This program explores information and communication technologies (ICTs) - in particular the internet and mobile networks - in low-income and low-infrastructure countries and contexts. This field is sometimes referred to… ...
  • D-Lab at MIT (7/25/2013) - D-Lab is a program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that fosters the development of appropriate technologies and sustainable solutions within the framework of international development. D-Lab’s mission is to improve the… ...
  • Yankana: Technology for Social Action (7/25/2013) - Yankana is a project developed and maintained by Fundapi, an Ecuadorian NGO nonprofit that promotes the use of technologies for social action by individuals and organizations. The purpose of this site is to… ...
  • Ørecomm Centre for Communication and Glocal Change (7/25/2013) - Ørecomm is a bi-national research group that originated at Malmö University (MAH) and Roskilde University (RUC) for research in the field of Communication for Development. Ørecomm focuses on the relations between media, communication… ...
  • Eldis Community (7/23/2013) - Eldis Communities has been developed by the Eldis team. Since 1995 we have been providing an online information service for the development community. Eldis Communities is an extension to our existing services and… ...
  • Frame: Natural Resource Management Communities – ICT4D (7/23/2013) - As technology continues to offer innovative solutions to development challenges, a variety of unique approached begin to emerge. This community seeks tools, best practices and lessons learned around the growing field of ICTs… ...
  • FirstVoices (7/23/2013) - FirstVoices is a suite of web-based tools and services designed to support Aboriginal people engaged in language archiving, language teaching & culture revitalization. The FirstVoices Language Archive contains thousands of text entries in… ...
  • Indigenous Commission for Communications Technologies in the Americas (ICCTA) (7/22/2013) - ICCTA'S Mission To promote the appropriate use and development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to strengthen the recovery of the roots of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and their legal, political,… ...
  • iREACH: informatics for rural empowerment and community health (7/22/2013) - KITD, through its iREACH project, is a pioneer in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the empowerment process of poor rural communities in Cambodia. Through the use of ICTs, villagers… ...
  • The eBario Vision for Indigenous People and ICT (7/22/2013) - The eBario project is operated by eBario Sdn Bhd. Here is the eBario mission: The eBario Vision for Indigenous People and ICT We welcome the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.… ...
  • International Development Innovation Network (IDIN) (7/22/2013) - MIT’s D-Lab will lead the International Development Innovation Network (IDIN), a consortium of universities around the world to establish and nurture a global network of local innovators using technology to address issues facing… ...
  • Comprehensive Initiative for Technology Evaluation (CITE) (7/22/2013) - MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning will lead the CITE effort in developing a rigorous methodology for evaluating technological solutions to challenges in the developing world; this methodology will help donors and… ...
  • The Language Archive (at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) (7/22/2013) - The Language Archive (TLA) is a unit of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics concerned with digital language resources and tools. Its major features are: A large data archive holding resources on languages worldwide. Many… ...
  • Iwaidja Inyman (7/22/2013) - Iwaidja Inyman (ee-WAHD-jah EEN-mahn) meaning ‘Iwaidja language’ is an innovative and award-winning community project based on Croker Island in Northwestern Arnhem Land, dedicated to the documentation, maintenance, preservation and promotion of Iwaidja and other… ...
  • First Peoples’ Language Map of B.C. (7/22/2013) - British Columbia is home to 203 First Nations communities and an amazing diversity of Indigenous languages; approximately 60% of the First Nations languages of Canada are spoken in B.C. You can access indexes… ...
  • Finding a Voice (7/22/2013) - This site summarizes research from the Finding a Voice project (2006-08), a collaboration between Queensland University of Technology, University of Adelaide, Swinburne University, UNESCO and UNDP. Finding a Voice investigated creative engagement between… ...
  • FAILfaire: Learning from #FAILs in ICT and Mobiles for Development (7/21/2013) - Projects succeed, projects fail. The successes are reported on, the failures are filed away. Or, in the case of most ICT 4 Development or Mobile 4 Development projects, pushed under the proverbial rug.… ...
  • Global Voices (7/21/2013) - Global Voices is a community of more than 200 bloggers around the world who work together to bring you translations and reports from blogs and citizen media everywhere, with emphasis on voices that… ...
  • iConnect-Online: Applying knowledge to development (7/21/2013) - iConnect-Online is an initiative of the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) and serves as a collaboration platform on the practice and implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in sustainable development.… ...
  • Human Rights TV (7/21/2013) - We are established to "empower the voice seldom heard". We recognise that those who have suffered abuse often suffer further indignity by remaining unheard. In making the individual story, told by the individual… ...
  • Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute (7/21/2013) - We are one of the most northerly aboriginal peoples on the North American continent, living at the northwestern limits of the boreal forest. Only the Inuit live further north. We are part of… ...
  • Gurstein’s Community Informatics (Michael Gurstein’s blog) (7/21/2013) - Mike Gurstein's comments on enabling and empowering communities with information and communications technologies and other stuff. Michael Gurstein is currently Executive Director of the Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training (Vancouver… ...
  • ICT4D Facebook group (7/21/2013) - This group was established in April 2007 for all those interested in ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) - led by the ICT4D Collective and UNESCO Chair in ICT4D at Royal Holloway,… ...
  • ICT-KM blog (7/21/2013) - The ICT-KM Program of the CGIAR promotes and supports the use of information and communications technology (ICT) and knowledge management (KM) to improve the effectiveness of the CGIAR System's work on behalf of… ...
  • ICT for Development (in Japanese) (7/21/2013) - “ICT for Development.JP” provides regular and comprehensive coverage of ICT4D news and project updates from around the world in Japanese. It is run by Maki and Tomonari, who started the blog as a… ...
  • ictdchick – information technology, healthcare, and africa (Melissa Densmore’s blog) (7/21/2013) - I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research India. I recently completed my PhD at the University of California, Berkeley School of Information, where I was… ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge Commons (7/21/2013) - The Indigenous Knowledge Commons provides a forum for thinking creatively about the social and cultural roles of Indigenous Studies, especially in relation to online teaching and research in the field. We invite you… ...
  • ICTs for Indigenous Knowledge Preservation (7/21/2013) - Public libraries in South Africa engage with local communities to preserve indigenous knowledge. This involves teaching them to use ICT tools. Indigenous knowledge affects the well-being of the majority of people in developing… ...
  • Ideas for Development blog (7/21/2013) - Ideas for Development is an international blog meant to stimulate debate on development issues. It brings together a set of senior professionals engaged in this sphere through their careers and personal convictions. This… ...
  • McNulty Consulting blog (7/21/2013) - McNulty Consulting is a digital heritage consultancy with a focus on community-oriented projects, Web 2.0 technologies and open-source software in an African context. It specialises in digital cultural projects (including community, museum, heritage… ...
  • IWGIA Publications (7/21/2013) - The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) publishes books, manuals, reports, briefing papers, videos and a yearbook in several languages documenting the situation of indigenous peoples around the world and informing about… ...
  • Kiwanja.net: where technology meets anthropology, conservation and development (7/20/2013) - "kiwanja.net is the fulfilment of a life-long journey - a passion for technology which began at an early age with the dismantling of old TV's and radios the chance to play with an… ...
  • Wait… What? Bridging Community Development & Technology (Linda Raftree’s blog) (7/20/2013) - NOTE: I have followed Linda's tweets and read her blog since 2008, and met her very briefly during a meet up after the UN Week Digital Media Lounge in NYC in 2010. She's… ...
  • Knowledge Sharing Toolkit (7/20/2013) - This toolkit has been developed by the ICT-KM Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). It is a living… ...
  • Knowledge Management for Development (KM4dev) (7/20/2013) - KM4Dev is a community of international development practitioners who are interested in knowledge management and knowledge sharing issues and approaches, and who seek to share ideas and experiences in this domain. The community… ...
  • MobileActive.org (7/20/2013) - MobileActive.org is a community of people and organizations using mobile phones for social impact. We are committed to increasing the effectiveness of NGOs around the world who recognize that the 3.5 billion mobile… ...
  • Exploring the Link between ICT Intervention & Human Development through a Social Capital Lens (7/20/2013) - While it is generally accepted that information and communication technology (ICT) can lead to development, the process through which this may happen remains unclear. At the core of this debate is the very… ...
  • Researching ICT4D (Devinder Thapa’s blog) (7/20/2013) - Researching ICT4D is the blog of Devinder Thapa. Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) is a well established research area in both academia and practice. The research is trying to understand the… ...
  • Open Street Map (7/20/2013) - OpenStreetMap is a free, editable map of the whole world. Unlike proprietary datasets like Google Map Maker, the OpenStreetMap license allows free access to the full map dataset. This massive amount of data… ...
  • Map Kibera (7/20/2013) - Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, was a blank spot on the map until November 2009, when young Kiberans created the first free and open digital map of their own community. Map Kibera has now… ...
  • SIGCHI HCI4D Community (7/20/2013) - The ACM SIGCHI HCI4D Community serves people interested in the interplay between information technology and socio-economic development. “Development” here is viewed broadly to include such diverse topics as technology related to developing countries,… ...
  • My Heart’s in Accra (Ethan Zuckerman’s blog) (7/20/2013) - My Heart's in Accra is Ethan Zuckerman's blog featuring his musings on Africa, international development and hacking the media. I have never met Ethan - although we live within three hours of each… ...
  • NISG ICTD Knowledge Repository (7/20/2013) - The ICTD project has generated a store of knowledge during implementation. These knowledge artefacts are available for wider dissemination for the benefit of civil society and government organisations. We thank UNDP, DIT and… ...
  • Digital Storytelling – Using a Participatory Approach (7/20/2013) - Spider ICT4D Seminar: Digital Storytelling - Using a Participatory Approach from SPIDERCENTER on Vimeo. Storytelling is an ancient human activity. In many cultures, people use stories to make sense of their world and… ...
  • SPIDER’s ICT4D Seminars (7/20/2013) - The seminar series will feature established and upcoming researchers in the field of ICT4D to illuminate current research in the area. The series should be of interest to researchers, students, policy makers and… ...
  • Owen Abroad (Owen Barder’s blog) (7/20/2013) - Owen Barder is Europe Director at the Center for Global Development which is based in Washington DC. He is also an Associate of the British Institute for Government. Owen was previously a British… ...
  • Taiwan Indigenous TV (7/20/2013) - TITV Weekly’s mission is to tell the story of the indigenous people -- in our words, in our perspective -- and to broaden your vision on our issues, our concerns, our culture, our… ...
  • Telecentre.org (7/20/2013) - Telecentre.org is a global community of people and organizations committed to increasing the social and economic impact of grassroots telecentres. Working together, we provide the resources that telecentres need to succeed: locally relevant… ...
  • TalkAlter (7/15/2013) - TalkAlter blog is a collection of information on collective memory, oral history, personal biography, genealogy, software and related video, audio and indexing technology. The blog is maintained by the TALKALTER team. TalkAlter :… ...
  • The Power of Play: An interview with Pinnguaq founder Ryan Oliver (7/15/2013) - This interview originally appeared on Rachael Petersen's blog, Global Native Networks. Pinnguaq is a software localization initiative based in beautiful Pangnirtung, Nunavut in Canada's high Eastern Arctic. In June 2013, they released an Inuktitut-language version… ...
  • Traditional Knowledge Bulletin (7/15/2013) - The Traditional Knowledge (TK) Bulletin aims to provide information for indigenous communities and other relevant stakeholders on TK related discussions at international fora. The TK Bulletin is offered by the UNU-IAS as a… ...
  • The Complexities of Community Participation in ICT for Development Projects: the Case of “Our Voices” (7/15/2013) - Community participation is often suggested as a means to a relevant, contextual rural information system (such as a telecentre). Yet, the ICT for development field has much to learn from development literature on… ...
  • The Value of Extended Networks: Information and Communication Technology Intervention in Rural Peru (7/15/2013) - This interpretive case study discusses the implications of the information and communication technology (ICT) intervention in a remote village located in the northern Peruvian Andes. An integrated perspective, bringing together the ICT and… ...
  • ICT for development and commerce: A case study of internet cafés in India (7/15/2013) - The paper, drawn from on-going studies of internet cafés in India, reports interesting localization of information and communication technology (ICT) offerings in shared public spaces. These are in some disjuncture with the ideology… ...
  • Data Inclusion Projects in Developing Countries: Processes of Institutionalisation (7/15/2013) - This paper concerns digital inclusion projects in developing countries and, in particular, focuses on processes of institutionalisation of such projects. Three case studies are described and analysed. The first is the Akshaya telecentre… ...
  • Information Communications Technologies and Regional Integration: Africa and South America (7/15/2013) - This paper examines the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and regional integration as a pathway to socio-economic development in Africa and South America. Both regions face a colonial legacy often characterized… ...
  • Information and Communication Technologies in Development: Contextuality and Promise (7/15/2013) - Implementation of projects aimed at harnessing information and communication technologies (ICTs) for socio-economic development in Africa are inevitably affected by the state of basic infrastructure. This explains the mixed results of ICT adoption… ...
  • Revisiting the role of ICT in Development (7/15/2013) - It is now widely accepted that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have an important role in national development. However, the nature of the link between the two remains unclear. Much of this state… ...
  • The Challenge of “sustainability” in ICT4D – is Bricolage the Answer? (7/15/2013) - Sustainability is a central concern in a wide variety of “ICT for development” projects – from telecentres to ICT education in schools and universities and health informatics. But what is sustainability and how… ...
  • Research on ICTs with Aboriginal Communities (RICTA) (7/10/2013) - Across Canada, Aboriginal communities are considering how information and communication technologies (ICT) can help them reach their development goals. Research on ICT with Aboriginal Communities (RICTA), a new research cluster, is building a… ...
  • First Nations Innovation (7/10/2013) - The First Nations Innovation project has its roots in the RICTA project http://ricta.ca (2005-2006) that began with two of the current partners: the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) tribal council… ...
  • Ogmios: Foundation for Endangered Languages (7/10/2013) - About Ogmios The aims of the Foundation are: to raise awareness of endangered languages, both inside and outside the communities where they are spoken, through all channels and media to support the use… ...
  • Podcasts by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) (7/10/2013) - IDS (UK)'s Cloudcasts on Mixcloud The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications. Our vision is a world in which poverty does not… ...
  • Wikipedia entry on ICT4D (7/10/2013) - Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) is a general term referring to the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) within the field of socioeconomic development or international development. ICT4D concerns itself… ...
  • Web2forDev Gateway (7/10/2013) - Participatory Web 2.0 for development in short Web2forDev is a way of employing web services, in order to improve information sharing and collaborative production of content in the context of development work. In… ...
  • ITID Special Issue on Open Development (7/10/2013) - ITID Special Issue on Open Development (Vol 7, Issue 1 - Spring 2011) "Open development refers to an emerging set of possibilities to catalyze positive change through “open” information-networked activities in international development.… ...
  • Aptivate’s Web Design Guidelines for Low Bandwidth (7/10/2013) - Usability research has shown that the biggest factor in user satisfaction is speed of response. Optimising your website for response speed means people will enjoy using it more. But it's more important than… ...
  • THINK! (The Innovation Knowledge Foundation) Scribd Shelf (7/10/2013) - THINK! (The Innovation Knowledge Foundation) is an international no-profit research institute – a think tank – whose aim is to collect, process, share and circulate information concerning the ways in which ICT and… ...
  • Indigenous Cultures and Globalization Wiki (7/10/2013) - The impact of globalization on indigenous cultures can be viewed as both positive and negative. The growth of globalization has brought new opportunities to people around the world but at the same time… ...
  • Digital Preservation Outreach & Education (Library of Congress) (7/10/2013) - The DPOE mission is to foster national outreach and education about digital preservation by building a collaborative network of instructors and partners to provide training to individuals and organizations seeking to preserve their… ...
  • Summit Addresses Indigenous Digital Divide in Australia (7/9/2013) - This post, written by Ethnos Curator Rachael Petersen, originally appeared on the Rising Voices website.  Online heritage databases, an indigenous app to connect peoples worldwide, a network of recycled digital devices, and an… ...
  • Challenging Traditions: Sámi Folklore and Internet (Coppélie Cocq’s blog) (7/8/2013) - Introduction From the website: My name is Coppélie Cocq. I grew up in France (Flanders) and moved to Umeå, Sweden in 1997. I have a PhD in Sámi Studies from Umeå University, and… ...
  • Stone Chips to Silicon Chips: A Grounded Theory of ICT adoption in Australian Indigenous Households (7/8/2013) - Abstract Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become an everyday part of life. Communication networks within Australia link financial, educational, government and non-government services to Australian households. Both the 2001 and 2006 Australian… ...
  • World Bank 2012 Maximizing Mobile Report (7/8/2013) - Executive Summary This report analyzes the growth and evolution of applications for mobile phones, focusing on their use in agriculture, health and financial services, as well as their impact on employment and government.… ...
  • Towards a Policy for Remote Indigenous Media and Communications (7/8/2013) - Daniel Featherstone, General Manager of Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) of Australia, presents "Why One Size Doesn't Fit All: Towards a Policy for Remote Indigenous Media and Communications." The presentation describes the issues… ...
  • Indigenous Language Education and Technology (7/8/2013) - Finding inspiration and resources for indigenous language education A scoop.it curated by Allyson Eamer, Assistant Professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology Allyson's Research Interests Research interests include synchronous online language learning,… ...
  • SPIDER’s ICT4D Resources (7/7/2013) - ICT4D (Information and Communication Technology for Development) is a relatively new and highly dynamic field of development intervention. ICT covers a whole range of technologies to access, process and distribute information (text, sound,… ...
  • Information Technology and Indigenous Communities: symposium website (7/7/2013) - Information Technology and Indigenous Communities (ITIC) explored the ever-increasing use of IT to access, create and collate tangible and intangible cultural information and heritage. The torrent of new media and digitisation provides a… ...
  • Digital Himalaya project (7/7/2013) - A project to develop digital collection, storage and distribution strategies for multimedia anthropological information from the Himalayan region. The Digital Himalaya project was designed by Alan Macfarlane and Mark Turin as a strategy… ...
  • Digital Return: Digital Repatriation & Indigenous Knowledge (7/7/2013) - Digital Return is a research network and online resource providing a place for dialogue and connection and direct links to people and projects related to the return of cultural and linguistic materials to… ...
  • Educational Technology Debate: Exploring ICT and Learning in Developing Countries (7/7/2013) - The Educational Technology Debate (ETD) seeks to promote a substantive discussion of how low-cost information and communication technology (ICT) device initiatives for educational systems in developing countries are relevant to the very groups… ...
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU) blog (7/6/2013) - ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. Their blog has several categories: Assistive Technology for Disabled Broadband Children Communications Connected Schools Curriculum Development… ...
  • Living Languages blog (7/6/2013) - A very rich language resource curated by wakablogger. Prepare to invest many moons reading this wonderful blog. ...
  • The ICT4D Jester (Kentaro Toyama’s blog) (7/6/2013) - ICT4D Jester is the blog of Kentaro Toyama, a researcher in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. Until 2009, he was assistant managing director of Microsoft Research India, which… ...
  • Question Box (7/6/2013) - Question Box is Open Mind’s initiative to bring information to people the way they want to receive it. For us, that means: Local language Live telephone hotlines SMS answers & more All Question… ...
  • World Bank at a Glance mobile application (7/6/2013) - The World Bank at a Glance mobile application makes this complex institution accessible. Succinct explanations are supplemented with hyperlinks for deeper information on what interests you. The app provides a comprehensive overview of:… ...
  • CyberTracker (7/6/2013) - CyberTracker Conservation is a South African non-profit company that develops handheld data capture solutions. Their flagship product is called CyberTracker 3 and can be downloaded free from the CyberTracker website. The software itself… ...
  • Evaluating the Digital Songlines Game Engine for Australian Indigenous Storytelling (7/6/2013) - Abstract This paper reports on a consultative development cycle with remote indigenous peoples around Australia, the protocols established for their respectful engagement, and evaluation of the digital storytelling game engine developed for them.… ...
  • FrontlineSMS (7/6/2013) - FrontlineSMS is free open source software that turns a laptop and a mobile phone into a central communications hub. Once installed, the program enables users to send and receive text messages with large… ...
  • Talking Book (7/6/2013) - When powered on, the localized verbal instructions lead users through the audio user interface. To access recordings, users are guided by audio prompts and respond with key presses. For instance, pressing the right… ...
  • Lexique Pro (7/6/2013) - You've spent years working on your dictionary, but how easy is it for others to make the most of it? Are the speakers of the language getting any benefit from it? Is it… ...
  • MapBox (7/6/2013) - MapBox lets you design fast and beautiful interactive maps and share them on the web and mobile devices. MapBox is the whole package for making maps, from the worldwide street-level basemap MapBox Streets… ...
  • KoBoToolbox (7/6/2013) - KoBoToolbox was co-founded by Phuong Pham and Patrick Vinck now based at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative who were confronted by the challenges of collecting data in a secure fashion, increasing the quality of… ...
  • MetaMouse (7/6/2013) - MetaMouse is a freely available, University of California developed software tool that easily allows schools to increase the utility of their computers up to five times. MetaMouse allows existing single-player educational games and… ...
  • The Storytelling Station: an interactive museum kiosk (7/6/2013) - This museum kiosk, designed as a prototype for the Ndakinna Education Center, provides an interactive introduction to storytelling and the Native American oral traditions of the Northeast. Participants learn about storytelling by: experiencing… ...
  • Story Weaver (7/6/2013) - Story Weaver is a custom web application created by a team made up of Wade Chambers and David Turnbull of the Native Eyes Project at IAIA and Virginia Murdoch and Joseph Pearson at… ...
  • FOSS Digital Curation, Asset Management & Community Archiving Systems (7/6/2013) - A list of over 25 free and open source digital curation, asset management & community archiving systems that may be of interest to communities (Indigenous or not) seeking to sustain and share words,… ...
  • Ushahidi (7/6/2013) - The Ushahidi Engine is a platform that allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or timeline. Our goal is to create the simplest… ...
  • BingBee: an information kiosk (7/6/2013) - A pod of ten unattended "behind-the-glass" computer kiosks has been running at the Raglan Road Multipurpose Centre in Grahamstown for more than three years. The goal is to enhance computational thinking skills, and… ...
  • IsumaTV: an independent online interactive network of Inuit and Indigenous multimedia (7/4/2013) - MISSION IsumaTV is an independent online interactive network of Inuit and Indigenous multimedia. IsumaTV uses the power and immediacy of the Web to bring people together to tell stories and support change. Our… ...
  • Global Native Networks: Investigating Indigenous Use of Digital Technology Around the World (7/4/2013) - The blog of Rachael Petersen - her "space of intercultural understanding, truth-mongering, and of policy analysis grounded in place. This blog is dedicated to my experience as a 2012-2013 Thomas J. Watson Fellow,… ...
  • Indigenous Archives Network (7/4/2013) - Connecting with Indigenous people working with Indigenous Knowledge sources Developing an International network to connect innovative projects relating to Indigenous peoples, Archives, Libraries, Museums, Galleries, Keeping Places and Communities Discussions are taking place… ...
  • Race and ICT4D: exploring the relationship between technology, development & race (7/4/2013) - A blog developed by Kui Kihoro Mackay, a student at Royal Holloway University who is undertaking an MSc in Practising Sustainable Development (ICT4D Specialism). The blog's focus is race and ICT4D. From the… ...
  • Kamusi – The Global Online Living Dictionary (7/4/2013) - The Global Online Living Dictionary. Every Word, Everywhere. From the Kamusi website: The Kamusi Project is a participatory international effort dedicated to improving knowledge of the world's languages. Our long term mission is… ...
  • Bamboo DiRT: Digital Research Tools (7/4/2013) - Bamboo DiRT is a tool, service, and collection registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. Developed by Project Bamboo, Bamboo DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research… ...
  • Nunaliit Atlas Framework (7/3/2013) - From the nunaliit.org website: The Nunaliit Atlas Framework The Nunaliit Atlas Framework aims to make it easy to tell stories and highlight relationships between many different forms of information from a variety of… ...
  • Language app: Diné, Lakota, Mvskoke and Ponca (7/3/2013) - The Native Language App is a great way for children and adults to learn different Native words from across Indian Country. This app can be a fun and interactive approach for someone to… ...
  • Using ICTs for Cultural Preservation (7/3/2013) - [sorry, no audio!] ...
  • Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter (7/2/2013) - Libraries, telecenters, and cybercafés play a critical role in extending the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to a diverse range of people worldwide. However, their ability to contribute to development agendas… ...
  • Libraries, telecenters, & cybercafés play a critical role in extending the benefits of ICTs to people worldwide (7/2/2013) - A guest post by TASCHA's Melody Clark. Originally published here. Report: Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter While you’re likely reading this on your personal computer, enjoying reliable and fast… ...
  • IFAP Information Society Observatory (7/2/2013) - This Observatory aims to provide building blocks for the development of such policies and strategies, by making accessible up-to-date information grouped, in the first instance, around the IFAP priority areas: Information for development;… ...
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Database (7/2/2013) - The project on the promotion of indigenous peoples’ rights through promotion of the principles of the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (No. 169) and promotion of the implementation of… ...
  • UNESCO Register of Best Practices on Indigenous Knowledge (7/2/2013) - Best practices on indigenous knowledge' refers to examples and cases that illustrate the use of IK in developing cost-effective and sustainable survival strategies for poverty alleviation and income generation. These include indigenous land-use… ...
  • AidData Searchable Database (7/2/2013) - AidData was formed in 2009 through the merger of two existing programs: Project-Level Aid (PLAID) and Accessible Information on Development Activities (AiDA). PLAID, begun in 2003, was a joint effort between the College… ...
  • Australian Indigenous Languages Database (AUSTLANG) (7/2/2013) - The AUSTLANG system assembles information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from various sources. The core of AUSTLANG is the AUSTLANG database (online Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages database) which is… ...
  • Digital Namibian Archive (7/2/2013) - The Digital Namibian Archive (DNA) is an innovative project that brings together international partners to develop a rich digital resource that reflects the diversity of voices and cultural stories of Namibian people to… ...
  • Appropedia (7/2/2013) - Our vision is that all of humanity is able to work together developing and realizing rich, sustainable lives. We build the infrastructure, and help make the connections and populate free content to effect… ...
  • Kiwanja Mobile Applications Database (7/2/2013) - Interested in mobile? The mobile applications database contains details of projects from around the world which make social and environmental use of mobile technology in fields such as human health, economic empowerment, conservation,… ...
  • Indigenous Studies Database (7/2/2013) - Welcome to the Indigenous studies research network. A virtual multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary network of Indigenous researchers and research affiliates from Australia and abroad. The Network promotes the sharing and exchange of knowledge, research,… ...
  • Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) (7/2/2013) - The Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) connects faculty, students, researchers and members of the community with electronic resources: books, articles, theses, documents, photographs, archival resources, maps, etc. The vision of the Indigenous Studies Portal… ...
  • IDRC free online books collection (7/2/2013) - International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Books publishes - both online and in print - the results of IDRC-supported research on global and regional issues related to sustainable and equitable development. As a specialist… ...
  • Tanzania Indigenous Knowledge Database (7/2/2013) - Indigenous knowledge (IK) is defined as local or traditional knowledge that is unique to every culture or society, which sometimes influences local decision-making in different areas. In some communities, it is even regarded… ...
  • Research for Development (R4D) (7/2/2013) - R4D is a free access on-line database containing information about research programmes supported by DFID. R4D provides you with the latest information about research funded by DFID, including news, case studies and details… ...
  • Nurturing Indigenous Knowledge Experts (NIKE) – Ifugaos Indigenous Knowledge Database (7/2/2013) - Our library is being developed to safeguard Ifugao's intellectual heritage and to provide information materials to researchers, students, and teachers. The library is based at the NCIP Office-Lagawe, Ifugao. Materials may be brought… ...
  • Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA) (7/1/2013) - AILLA is a digital archive of recordings and texts in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America. Access to archive resources is free of charge. Most of the resources in the AILLA… ...
  • UNESDOC database (UNESCO documents) (7/1/2013) - Contains 120,000 free downloadable documents in six official languages covering all UNESCO fields of competence since 1945 and most of the publications edited by the Organization. ...
  • World Bank API (7/1/2013) - The World Bank's first API offers 114 indicators from key data sources and 12,000 development photos (see all sources). We are releasing this API because we believe this information can be mapped, visualized and mashed up… ...
  • IICD projects database (7/1/2013) - About IICD To help people in Africa and Latin America access the information that can transform their lives, we use ICT: Information and Communication Technology. We help local partners from the non-profit, public… ...
  • ICT4D Bibliography at ICTlogy.net (7/1/2013) - This is a gathering of literature on subjects related to the impact of Information and Communication Technologies in the society, especially in development curated by Ismael Peña-López. Thus, you’ll find readings about the… ...
  • Endangered Languages Database (7/1/2013) - Researchers at the World Oral Literature Project have compiled a database of language endangerment levels with references to collections and recordings of oral literature that exist in archives around the world. Data on… ...
  • Elizabeth Lindsey: Curating humanity’s heritage (6/30/2013) - From ted.com: It's been said that when an elder dies, it's as if a library is burned. Anthropologist Elizabeth Lindsey, a National Geographic Fellow, collects the deep cultural knowledge passed down as stories… ...
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage Research and Documentation lecture (6/30/2013) - Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Research and Documentation by Dr. Kate Hennessy, Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology in Surrey, British Columbia ...
  • Kate Hennessy discussing her work (6/30/2013) - See also Repatriation, Digital Media, and Culture in the Virtual Museum Kate Hennessy is an Assistant Professor specializing in Media at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. She is an… ...
  • Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations (6/30/2013) - I encourage you to visit Rebecca Sommer's website for more incredible documentary work. ...
  • Wade Davis: Dreams from endangered cultures (6/30/2013) - From ted.com: With stunning photos and stories, National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world's indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate. A National… ...
  • Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa (6/30/2013) - From ted.com: Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent… ...
  • Reviving Our Culture, Mapping Our Future (6/30/2013) - The story behind a group of indigenous communities from around the world, who are using new methods to communicate their message to the rest of the world. ...
  • Ethnos Project Report (6/28/2013) - Daily "newspaper" comprised of Ethnos Project Twitter hashtags and keywords of interest. Categories include education, environment, business, society, technology, and mobile. ...
  • Hello Africa (documentary) (6/27/2013) - Hello Africa from UZI FILM on Vimeo.Documentary about mobile phone culture in Africa. All material is published under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-NC-SA). More info at www.uzi.se and www.ict4d.at/helloafrica. Hello Africa is the… ...
  • Combining Tradition With Technology, Chief Almir Surui (6/27/2013) - ...
  • Bridging the Digital Divide in Uganda (6/27/2013) - For more information visit the IDRC website. ...
  • Accurate Crowdsourcing for Human Rights (6/26/2013) - Presentation by Patrick Philippe Meier via his blog ...
  • ICT4D@MIT 2008 (6/26/2013) - For more information visit the ICT4D@MIT conference site ...
  • Rural Internet Kiosk (RIK) (6/25/2013) - This short documentary features ICT development in Africa with emphasis on how the Rural Internet Kiosk (RIK) is changing the way rural Africa communicates. The Rural Internet Kiosk is 100% solar powered and… ...
  • iDecolonize: a review of indigenous-language learning apps (6/24/2013) - Last week, I published a review of indigenous language mobile applications on my personal blog, Global Native Networks. In it, I review over ten mobile apps developed to help teach endangered and marginalized… ...
  • Indigenous Perspectives on Globalization: Self-Determination Through Autonomous Media Creation (6/24/2013) - Why is it important to look at issues which surround Indigenous peoples, globalization, and autonomy? What is an Indigenous perspective on globalization? Can Indigenous communities create local and mass media which promotes their… ...
  • OII Summer Doctoral Programme (England) (6/24/2013) - The aim of the programme is to bring together advanced doctoral students engaged in dissertation research relating to the Internet and other ICTs. By sharing their work and learning from leading academics in… ...
  • ICT for Development Specialization (United States) (6/24/2013) - This specialization focuses on the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in fostering economic, social, and environmental change in developing countries. Students in this program will gain a theoretical and practical background… ...
  • Rural Development, Community Research & Indigenous Knowledge (United States) (6/24/2013) - Designed for students with interests in researching Alaska Native communities, cultures, languages, ceremonial performances and histories. Students learn principles of ethical research, explore issues of intellectual and cultural property rights, and acquire skills… ...
  • ICT for Development Studentships (South Africa) (6/24/2013) - The Hasso Plattner Institute and the University of Cape Town are offering PhD studentships in the field of ICT for Development. These will be made available to students from the African continent who… ...
  • Practising Sustainable Development, ICT4D (England) (6/24/2013) - Sustainable Development, or development that balances economic, social, and environmental aspects, is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be powerful tools in helping to achieve… ...
  • ICT for Development (England) (6/24/2013) - Welcome to the site of the ICT4D Collective at Royal Holloway, University of London. The Collective was initiated in 2004, in 2007 it was awarded the status of a UNESCO Chair in ICT4D,… ...
  • ICT for Sustainable Development (Italy) (6/24/2013) - The programme is designed to train the experts who will become the intellectual leaders of this emerging field to have a deep appreciation of the issues of Sustainable Development and the manner of… ...
  • Development Studies (England) (6/24/2013) - The one year MA in Development Studies provides a solid grounding in international development concepts, theories and approaches. Students are equipped with the analytical and practical skills they need to engage critically in… ...
  • Poverty and Development (England) (6/24/2013) - (England)During the three terms there are four compulsory courses and two shorter options. These are taught through lectures and group tutorials and assessed through term papers of 3-5,000 words. Students also write a… ...
  • Science, Society & Development (England) (6/24/2013) - Focusing on such pressing practical and policy questions in health, environment and agriculture, this programme provides students with a solid grounding in development concepts and theories, in combination with an understanding of the… ...
  • Governance & Development (England) (6/24/2013) - The MA Governance and Development provides students with a theoretically informed understanding of debates on governance, enhancing their capacity to develop and implement policies in NGOs and public organisations. The programme aims to… ...
  • ICT for Development (England) (6/24/2013) - Research is fundamentally about creating knowledge. It is about exploring existing literatures and ideas, and then building on these, usually by doing a substantial amount of empirical research. Examiners of a PhD thus… ...
  • Participation, Power & Social Change (England) (6/24/2013) - The MA Participation, Power and Social Change (MAP) is a unique 18-month programme providing experienced development workers and social activists with the opportunity to critically reflect on their practice and develop their knowledge… ...
  • Information, Communication & the Social Sciences (England) (6/24/2013) - Our DPhil programme in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences provides an opportunity for cutting edge research into the societal implications of the Internet and related technologies in the context of this dynamic… ...
  • Development Communication (The Philippines) (6/24/2013) - The Doctor of Philosophy in Development Communication is designed to enable students to: (1) acquire a broader and deeper understanding of theories, principles and approaches of devcom; (2) generate and advance knowledge on… ...
  • Development Studies (The Netherlands) (6/24/2013) - The Institute of Social Studies offers a four-year programme leading to the internationally recognised degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies. ISS has the right to award its own PhD degree. The… ...
  • Development Studies (The Netherlands) (6/24/2013) - The ISS offers a programme of studies leading to a Masters degree in Development Studies. With a strong focus on training in the theory and methods relevant to development studies, the MA programme… ...
  • International Affairs (United States) (6/24/2013) - Study in Communication and Development stresses the use of communication to promote and support positive social development. The curriculum includes interdisciplinary perspectives on national development, area studies, and training in applied research methods,… ...
  • Communication for Social & Behaviour Change (Jamaica) (6/24/2013) - This programme provides students with a foundation in theory, research methods, and practice. It prepares participants to conceptualise, design, manage, and evaluate evidence-based strategic programmes for social and behaviour change. A range of… ...
  • Gender & Development (England) (6/24/2013) - This programme is one of the longest running and most popular programmes on gender and development in the world. It is taught jointly with the School of Social and Cultural Studies at the… ...
  • Globalisation & Development (England) (6/24/2013) - The global economy is experiencing an unprecedented shift in economic power from West to East, rapid technological transformation, increasing turbulence and deep inequalities between and within countries. This programme provides insights into the… ...
  • Communication for Development (Sweden) (6/24/2013) - This 60-credit degree is an international web-based master-level course of study focused on theoretical knowledge and practical competences in the fields of communication, media, culture, development, social change, and globalisation. The teaching is… ...
  • Theatre & Media Communication in Development (Malawi) (6/24/2013) - The University cites a demand within the Government and within non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for skilled personnel in the field of performance communication, following a trend established in other countries in the region. According… ...
  • Community Development Practice & Social Policy (Australia) (6/24/2013) - This degree includes the study of community development theories and practices informed by a diversity of critical theory. Students develop specialised knowledge in community development and explore the ‘use of self’ in professional… ...
  • International Development Studies (Thailand) (6/24/2013) - The Master of Arts in International Development Studies, known for short as MAIDS, is intended for people who are making, or have the potential to make, a meaningful contribution as researchers, practitioners, and… ...
  • Development Communication (The Philippines) (6/24/2013) - The Master of Science in Development Communication is designed to enable students to: (1) synthesise knowledge, theories, principles and strategies of communication and apply them in addressing problems of development at different levels;… ...
  • Professional Studies in Development Communication (The Philippines) (6/24/2013) - The Master of Professional Studies in Development Communication is designed to enable students to acquire a strong foundation in development communication theory and practice. The programme is designed for communication practitioners who are… ...
  • Telecommunication Network for Developing Countries (Spain) (6/24/2013) - The overall objective of the Master is to provide a comprehensive and quality training to design, develop, implement and research in telecommunications network suitable for rural areas of developing countries. ...
  • Development Studies (Sweden) (6/24/2013) - The master’s programme in Development Studies is given by the Department of Government at Uppsala University, but with the aid of researchers and lecturers at a number of different educational institutions. The programme… ...
  • ICT for Development (Sweden) (6/24/2013) - The programme is intended for those who would like to broaden and deepen their knowledge of ICT (information and communication technology) and business administration, its management and applications to the developing world. The… ...
  • ICT for Development (England) (6/24/2013) - In recent years there has been - and continues to be - a massive expansion in the number of information-and-communications-technology-for-development (ICT4D) projects (telecentres, ICT-enabled microenterprise, public service kiosks, e-government initiatives, e-health projects, ICT-in-education,… ...
  • ICT for Development (United States) (6/24/2013) - The ATLAS MS in Information and Communication Technology for Development (MS-ICT4D) will prepare students for careers in the use of ICT to advance people in developing communities. Although ICT4D is emerging as a… ...
  • ICT for Development (England) (6/24/2013) - Sustainable development, or development that balances economic, social, and environmental aspects, is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be powerful tools in helping to… ...
  • Information Management & Systems (United States) (6/24/2013) - Not an ICT4D program per se, but does offer special focus courses in ICT4D related areas, for example: Social Enterprise using ICTs for International Development. ...
  • Computation, Organizations & Society (United States) (6/24/2013) - The program prepares students to be tomorrow’s leaders in designing, constructing and assessing software that will transform society, business, policy, and law or be used to computationally reason about these complex socio-computational transformations.… ...
  • Information, Technology, & Society in Asia (Japan) (6/24/2013) - This program offers intensive graduate level education designed to foster analytical strength and insight into Asian societies and international relations, at a time when information and communication technology is having an increasingly profound… ...
  • Information, Technology, & Society in Asia (Japan) (6/24/2013) - This program offers intensive graduate level education designed to foster analytical strength and insight into Asian societies and international relations, at a time when information and communication technology is having an increasingly profound… ...
  • ICT for Development (United States) (6/24/2013) - The ATLAS interdisciplinary Ph.D. program facilitates truly interdisciplinary coursework and research. The common thread of this research is that information and communication technology is the enabling force. Students admitted to the program are… ...
  • Development Communication (The Philippines) (6/24/2013) - The Bachelor of Science in Development Communication is designed to enable students to: (1) synthesise knowledge, theories, principles and strategies of communication and apply them in addressing problems of development at different levels;… ...
  • Indigenous Development (Canada) (6/24/2013) - UWinnipeg offers you a unique Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) in Indigenous Development thanks to a prestigious MacArthur Foundation grant. This two-year program of study consists of course work, applied research and field… ...
  • IndigiTUBE: the voice of remote indigenous Australia (6/21/2013) - Accoring to their website, IndigiTUBE is an online community for sharing and accessing media made by and for Indigenous people in remote Australia. For many years Indigenous Australians have used media to keep… ...
  • Methodology of Collaborative Cultural Mapping (6/21/2013) - Or download in Portuguese >> Description: The Amazon conservation Team believes that the most effective way to protect the environement is to strengthen the indigenous peoples' cultures working in three fundamental bases: map,… ...
  • Indigenous Tech and Media News Roundup: June (6/21/2013) - Every month Ethnos Project team member Rachael Petersen publishes a roundup of indigenous technology and media articles in the news at her blog Global Native Networks. Below are the June highlights NORTH/SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA The… ...
  • Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages (6/16/2013) - The Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated solely to the documentation, maintenance, and revitalization of endangered languages globally. It develops and manages linguist-aided, community-led projects that promote… ...
  • ICTD Interventions – Trends over the Last Decade (6/16/2013) - Abstract In this study, we examine Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) technology interventions that have been developed over the last decade. The purpose is to provide a snapshot of the trends… ...
  • The Changing Field of ICTD: Content analysis of research published in selected journals and conferences, 2000-2010 (6/16/2013) - Abstract In this study, we report the results of a content analysis of 948 papers from selected peer reviewed journals and conferences published between 2000 and 2010 in the academic literature on the… ...
  • Culturally Situated Design Tools: Ethnocomputing from Field Site to Classroom (6/16/2013) - Abstract Ethnomathematics is the study of mathematical ideas and practices situated in their cultural context. Culturally Situated Design Tools (CSDTs) are web-based software applications that allow students to create simulations of cultural arts—Native… ...
  • Language app: Nazko-Dakelh (6/15/2013) - The Nazko-Dakelh app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings,… ...
  • Language app: Xeni Gwet’in (6/15/2013) - The Xeni Gwet'in app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio… ...
  • Language app: Secwépemc (6/15/2013) - The Secwépemc app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings,… ...
  • Language app: FirstVoices Chat (6/15/2013) - FirstVoices Chat is a multilingual texting app with keypads serving over 100 Indigenous languages. The app was developed in response to First Nation youth who want to communicate via social media in their… ...
  • Language app: Northern St̕’át̕’imcets (6/15/2013) - The Northern St̕'át̕'imcets app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio… ...
  • Language app: Ktunaxa (6/15/2013) - The Ktunaxa Language app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio… ...
  • Language app: Sliammon (6/15/2013) - The Sliammon app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings,… ...
  • Language app: Nisga’a (6/15/2013) - The Nisg̱a'a app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings,… ...
  • Language app: Ehattesaht (6/15/2013) - The Ehattesaht app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings,… ...
  • Language app: Kwak’wala (6/15/2013) - The Kwak'wala app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings,… ...
  • Language app: Hlgaagilda Xaayda Kil (6/15/2013) - The Skidegate Haida Language app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with… ...
  • Language app: SENĆOŦEN (6/15/2013) - The SENĆOŦEN app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings,… ...
  • Language app: Halq’emeylem (6/15/2013) - The Halq'eméylem app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings,… ...
  • ICT Futures for Teaching and Learning in Indigenous Communities (6/15/2013) - ...
  • Information Technologies and Indigenous Communities Round Table (6/15/2013) - ...
  • The Indigital Revolution: The indigenous mobilisation of information technologies in twenty-first century Australia (6/15/2013) - ...
  • Information Technologies & International Development journal special issue: Selected Papers from ICTD2012 (6/13/2013) - Information Technologies & International Development is an interdisciplinary open-access journal that focuses on the intersection of information and communication technologies (ICTs) with the "other four billion" – the share of the world population… ...
  • Knowledge Traditions of Aboriginal Australians: Questions & Answers arising in a Databasing Project (6/13/2013) - In answering some questions about the place and role of databasing in Aboriginal Australian Knowledge Traditions, the paper gives some interesting insights into the nature and workings of Aboriginal Knowledge Traditions. I consider… ...
  • Software for Educating Aboriginal Children about Place (6/13/2013) - In this paper I imagine how a piece of software (TAMI) that is yet to be built might contribute to learning of being in-place by Aboriginal Australian children. I take up an analytic… ...
  • Computer Databases and Aboriginal Knowledge (6/13/2013) - At a recent workshop on Aboriginal knowledge in Darwin, several women from the local Larrakia community talked about putting their elders’ knowledge onto a database. One cautious non-indigenous researcher voiced some doubts about… ...
  • Aboriginal Knowledge on the Internet (6/13/2013) - Aboriginal people have traditional ways of understanding knowledge: what it is like, where it comes from, how people make it, how it is remembered, celebrated, and made new, how knowledge belongs to people,… ...
  • Fracturing the Skeleton of Principle: Australian Law, Aboriginal Law, and Digital Technology (6/13/2013) - Aboriginal people in Australia today are constructing extremely diverse cultures. Increasingly, these cultures involve some aspect of digital technologies – videos, DVDs, CDs, digital photos, audiofiles etc. This paper is part of a… ...
  • Words, Ontologies and Aboriginal databases (6/13/2013) - This paper tells of a group of people working in the increasingly digitised context of teaching and researching Aboriginal languages and cultures in a university context, and in remote Aboriginal communities. The first… ...
  • Aboriginal Knowledge Traditions in Digital Environments (6/13/2013) - According to Manovich, the database and the narrative are natural enemies, each competing for the same territory of human culture. Aboriginal knowledge traditions depend upon narrative through storytelling and other shared performances. The… ...
  • Digital Tools and the Management of Australian Desert Aboriginal Knowledge (6/13/2013) - This is a story of my work as a member of a small group set up within the CRC to develop a scoping study of Indigenous knowledge, its role in research and its… ...
  • Boundaries and accountabilities in computer-assisted ethnobotany (6/13/2013) - Designing software alongside ethnobotanists, and Indigenous owners and practitioners of traditional knowledge brings to light a range of issues which expose some of the assumptions underlying both western ethnobotany, and software design. Collaborating… ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Resource Management in Northern Australia: Non-coherence as a Virtue (6/13/2013) - This paper is a story of an Australian Research Council funded project involving Aboriginal knowledge communities, resource management, and digital technologies. We argue that in this work promoting non-coherence, both epistemic and ontic,… ...
  • Designing Digital Knowledge Management Tools with Aboriginal Australians (6/13/2013) - The paper describes an approach to digital design grounded in processes of Indigenous collective memory making. We claim the research should be understood as performative knowledge making, and accounting it should also be… ...
  • Using/Designing Digital technologies of Representation in Aboriginal Australian Knowledge practices (6/12/2013) - Indigenous Australians are often keen to use digital technologies in their struggle to develop sustainable livelihoods on their own lands. This paper tells of gradually coming to recognize how an Aboriginal Australian elder… ...
  • Digital Technologies and Aboriginal Knowledge Practices (6/12/2013) - Indigenous Australians are often keen to use digital technologies in their local knowledge practices as part of a struggle to develop sustainable livelihoods on-country. They want to use digital technologies to ensure that… ...
  • The Role of Information Technologies in Indigenous Knowledge Management (6/12/2013) - Increasingly, communities and organisations around the world are realising the value and significance of Indigenous Knowledge and the importance of preserving it for future generations. Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) are being established globally,… ...
  • Rights Markup Extensions for the Protection of Indigenous Knowledge (6/12/2013) - Indigenous cultures have experienced a renaissance over the past 5-10 years as indigenous communities have recognized the importance of documenting and sharing their cultural heritage and history. This has coincided with the explosion… ...
  • Software Tools for Indigenous Knowledge Management (6/12/2013) - Indigenous communities are beginning to realize the potential benefits which digital technologies can offer with regard to the documentation and preservation of their histories and cultures. However they are also coming to understand… ...
  • Reconnecting urban and remote communities via new technologies (6/11/2013) - Abstract The aim of Ara Irititja is to bring back home, manage and preserve materials of cultural and historical significance to Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people (Anangu). These include photographs, films, sound recordings, art… ...
  • Ara Irititja: Protecting the Past, Accessing the Future – Indigenous Memories in a Digital Age (6/11/2013) - On October 1, 2003 the Ara Irititja: Protecting the Past, Accessing the Future—Indigenous Memories in a Digital Age touring exhibition began its nearly year and a half in-country tour at the South Australian… ...
  • Digital Indigenous Democracy (6/11/2013) - Digital Indigenous Democracy is a proposal to the Canada Media Fund Experimental Stream for $1 million funding in 2011-12. It is a partnership among IsumaTV, NITV (Nunavut Independent TV Network), the Hamlet Councils… ...
  • Latin America: The Internet and Indigenous Texts (5/19/2013) - In an age of global communication and computer technology, indigenous peoples have slowly gained access to electronic communication. With all of the hype surrounding cyberspace and hyperspaces as we enter a new millennium,… ...
  • Standing Stones in Cyberspace: The Oneida Indian Nation’s Territory on the Web (5/19/2013) - Nestled among the old green hills of central New York lies a tiny sovereign nation. Most cars simply speed by it, but if you slow down, you'll hear the noisy Canadian geese overhead,… ...
  • Use of Internet Communication Among the Sami People (5/19/2013) - The Saemieh, hereafter referred as to as Sami, are the indigenous population of the Scandinavian Peninsula in Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia. Although Samis are best known for their reindeer husbandry,… ...
  • Mukurtu CMS (5/15/2013) - The Mukurtu project began in the remote Central Australian town of Tennant Creek with the creation of the Mukurtu Wumpurrarni-kari Archive. The project was born from the needs of the Warumungu Aboriginal community… ...
  • Indigenous people and e-nabling technologies: An analysis of recent experiences in northern and central Australia (5/15/2013) - Abstract The potential of e­tools, e­media and e­learning to support the goals of Indigenous people, their communities and organisations for cultural, social and economic sustainability, is still relatively unrealised, particularly in the more… ...
  • Indigeneity and Technology: Podcast Interview with Dr. Michael Marker on Radio EPLT (5/14/2013) - A "Down the Hall" podcast from Jun 8th, 2012, hosted by Dave Roy [source] "What effect has the increasing use of technology had on Indigenous education and the passing on of knowledge from… ...
  • Recurring Questions of Technology: The Role of Technology in Indigenous Language Revitalization (5/13/2013) - About Dr. Galla, the presenter From her bio: "Born in Hilo and raised in a sugar plantation town, Pahala, in Kaʻū, I was exposed to an array of languages and cultures from a… ...
  • ICT4D @ Tulane: Student perspectives on ICT4D (5/12/2013) - The content of this blog is generated by students enrolled in Tulane University’s IDEV4100: Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) course. Students in the course are generally junior and senior students, majoring… ...
  • South Africa To Launch National Traditional Knowledge Recording System (5/10/2013) - Published on ip-watch.org 10 May 2013 by Catherine Saez, Intellectual Property Watch While diplomats are trying to find consensus on an international instrument to protect traditional knowledge at the World Intellectual Property Organization, some… ...
  • Appropriating Technology for social justice and human development (Tony Roberts’ blog) (5/10/2013) - Appropriating Technology is the blog of Tony Roberts (aka @phat_controller) Tony's bio from his site: "After 25 years as a practitioner I have recently returned to school to study how ICT4D should be… ...
  • Using Citizen Media Tools to Promote Under-Represented Languages (4/19/2013) - This conversation, hosted by New Tactics in Human Rights, took place between November 16-22, 2011. Conversation Summary From the New Tactics website: Thank you for joining New Tactics, Rising Voices, Indigenous Tweets, and… ...
  • Coded Stories: weaving bar codes, Mapuche textiles, and digital identities (4/15/2013) - About Coded Stories From the Coded Stories website: "An indigenous people, struggling to preserve their traditions. An artist, looking to merge the oldest creative traditions and the newest technologies, while calling attention to… ...
  • Living Our Indigenous Languages in a Multimedia Technology Enhanced World (3/21/2013) - About the Event Saturday April 13, 2013 9:30am – 3:30pm Sty-Wet-Tan Hall UBC First Nations Longhouse 1985 West Mall RSVP to this Language Gathering FREE and open to the public Pay parking available… ...
  • New technology maps Inuit knowledge: “A profound tool for reversing discrimination” (3/21/2013) - OTTAWA — About 25 kilometres southeast of Arctic Bay, on the northern shore of Adams Sound, there is a place called Qajuutinnguaq. It means “Hill shaped like a chisel.” You wouldn’t find it… ...
  • First Nations First Mile Project: putting the “last mile first” (2/14/2013) - Canadian First Nations communities outside of major centers remain underserved by Internet providers, receiving minimum service at a maximum price. Due to their isolation and small populations, many First Nations rely on Internet to… ...
  • First Nations First Mile Project (2/14/2013) - Canadian First Nations communities outside of major centers remain underserved by Internet providers, receiving minimum service at a maximum price. Due to their isolation and small populations, many First Nations rely on Internet to… ...
  • Digitisation of Community Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries: A Strategy for Uganda (2/10/2013) - Abstract Ugandans aspire for positive cultural values for the promotion of socio-economic development and equal opportunities for all – a heritage that is free of negative cultural values, practices and traditions. However, the… ...
  • Decolonizing the Digital North: Roadblocks to Inuit internet access (1/31/2013) - Arctic Frontiers conference presentation Rachael Petersen, Ethnos Project collaborator and independent researcher, recently gave the presentation below on indigenous internet access at the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway. The presentation, titled "Decolonizing the Digital… ...
  • Can the digital age save the Cherokee language? (1/30/2013) - Phil Cash Cash, who runs the Indigenous Language and Technology listserv at the University of Arizona, sent this out today... Can the digital age save the Cherokee language? The halls of Facebook, Google… ...
  • Four Directions Teachings: Indigenous Knowledge from five First Nations (1/27/2013) - A few days ago, Jennifer Wemigwans with Invert Media sent me a message suggesting a resource for the Ethnos Project Resource Database: Four Directions Teachings. Thought I'd step it up a notch and… ...
  • Four Directions Teachings (1/27/2013) - About Four Directions Teachings From the Four Directions website: The goal for the project was to create an engaging site where people could experience Indigenous knowledge and philosophy and where educators could incorporate… ...
  • Digital Technology for Indigenous Empowerment (1/23/2013) - The article below was originally published on the Christensen Fund website on September 5, 2012 by Ken. Olisarali Olibui carries a Kalashnikov rifle in one hand and a camera in the other. A… ...
  • Technology, ephemera & ICT4D: an interview with Mark Oppenneer of the Ethnos Project (1/15/2013) - Wouldn't you know it! Soon after Rachael Petersen joined up with the Ethnos Project, she turned the proverbial microphone on me and conducted a proper interview. I thought I'd post a link from… ...
  • The Arviat Film Society: Indigenous Youth Document History from an Inuit Perspective (1/4/2013) - The Arviat Film Society Arviat is a predominantly Inuit city in the high western Arctic, and the third largest in Canada’s newest province, Nunavut. For more than two years, a group of volunteer… ...
  • The Arviat Film Society (1/4/2013) - The Arviat Film Society Arviat is a predominantly Inuit city in the high western Arctic, and the third largest in Canada’s newest province, Nunavut. For more than two years, a group of volunteer… ...
  • Great way to start 2013… the Ethnos Project welcomes a new collaborator, Rachael Petersen (12/31/2012) - I am excited to announce that Rachael Petersen is now part of the Ethnos Project! Rachael is a 2012-2013 Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellow investigating indigenous peoples' use of technology around the world.… ...
  • Our Side of the Divide: African Perspectives on Information and Communication Technologies (12/11/2012) - Introduction This booklet is part of a broad strategy called ‘Speaking for Ourselves’. It recognises, that while the African perspective on the digital divide is underrepresented in the context of the World Summit… ...
  • Workshop: Digital Media for Speakers of Endangered Languages in Latin America (12/5/2012) - Originally posted on rising.globalvoicesonline.org by Eddie Avila on 30 November 2012 Rising Voices Note: Rising Voices is pleased to be collaborating with this upcoming event in early 2013. This is a translation of the original website… ...
  • Secwepemctsin language app for Nintendo DSi and soon iPad (12/5/2012) - From The Daily News (Kamloops): Nintendo scores for native language "With as few as 150 fluent Secwepemctsin speakers remaining, most of them over age 65, the Secwepemc Cultural Education Society has come up… ...
  • Acknowledging Indigenous protocols: Traditional Knowledge (TK) licenses and fair-use labels (11/28/2012) - From the Mukurtu website: Mukurtu CMS (mentioned before on this site) makes it possible for you to share your digital cultural heritage using a set of innovative traditional knowledge licenses and labels specifically… ...
  • Decolonial Media Aesthetics and Women’s ICT4D Video (11/26/2012) - Dalida Maria Benfield, artist, activist, and Berkman Center fellow ... speaking at The Berkman Center Luncheon Series, a weekly series of informal luncheons and other meetings, providing students, fellows, faculty, and anyone who… ...
  • Language app: Iwaidja (11/14/2012) - Ma! Iwaidja app on iTunes The Ma! Iwaidja app is an initiative of the Minjilang Endangered Languages Publication project (also known as Iwaidja Inyman), based on Croker Island in Northwestern Arnhem Land in… ...
  • Organization Highlight: World Oral Literature Project (11/11/2012) - About the Project From the project website: "The World Oral Literature Project is an urgent global initiative to document and disseminate endangered oral literatures before they disappear without record. The Project supports local… ...
  • World Oral Literature Project (11/11/2012) - About the Project From the project website: "The World Oral Literature Project is an urgent global initiative to document and disseminate endangered oral literatures before they disappear without record. The Project supports local… ...
  • Living Tongues Endangered Language Resources (11/10/2012) - The folks at Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages have put together a fine list of language archives and online resources dealing with endangered languages. Here is the intro from their website: "People… ...
  • Being Human: Human-Computer Interaction in the year 2020 (10/21/2012) - "The question persists and indeed grows whether the computer will make it easier or harder for human beings to know who they really are, to identify their real problems, to respond more fully… ...
  • The eBario project and their vision for Indigenous people and ICT (10/20/2012) - eBario Sdn Bhd operates the eBario project, which is a multi-award winning initiative that brought computers and the internet to the isolated communities of Kelabit people living in the remote highlands of northern Sarawak, one the… ...
  • The eBario project (10/20/2012) - eBario Sdn Bhd operates the eBario project, which is a multi-award winning initiative that brought computers and the internet to the isolated communities of Kelabit people living in the remote highlands of northern Sarawak, one the… ...
  • A decade of ICT4D: two academic perspectives (10/14/2012) - Two recent papers provide insights into the trends and changing field of ICT4D. The first is a 2011 paper by Ricardo Gomez, Luis F. Baron, and Brittany Fiore-Silfvast: The Changing Field of ICTD:… ...
  • eBorneo: Information and Communication Needs and Opportunities for Remote Indigenous Communities (10/8/2012) - The eBorneo research project is being undertaken by eBario Sdn Bhd in partnership with the Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and the assistance of research interns from the… ...
  • IICD project profile: ICT for Strengthening the Capacities of Female Indigenous Leaders – Bolivia (10/2/2012) - In July of last year I highlighted an organization called IICD (worth a visit if you haven't see it). IICD has quite a few projects in their database, but this one is of… ...
  • ICTs and Indigenous People (10/2/2012) - Introduction Article 15 of the WSIS Declaration of The World Summit on the Information Society states "In the evolution of the Information Society, particular attention must be given to the special situation of… ...
  • Special Issue of the Journal of Material Culture: Digital Subjects, Cultural Objects (9/30/2012) - The Journal of Material Culture is concerned with the relationship between artefacts and social relations irrespective of time and place and aims to systematically explore the linkage between the construction of social identities… ...
  • Digital Subjects, Cultural Objects (9/30/2012) - Special Issue of the Journal of Material Culture The Journal of Material Culture is concerned with the relationship between artefacts and social relations irrespective of time and place and aims to systematically explore… ...
  • Cry Rock: a short documentary about stories, memory and Nuxalk tradition (9/29/2012) - Synopsis [from the Cry Rock website] Less than fifteen Nuxalk language speakers and storytellers remain in Bella Coola, British Columbia. One of these elders is the director Banchi Hanuse’s 80-year-old grandmother. In a… ...
  • Digital Memories: Exploring Critical Issues (9/28/2012) - This publication is available through the Inter-Disciplinary Press(many good things there - definitely worth checking out). Contents Introduction Anna Maj and Daniel Riha Part I: Theories and Concepts in Digitizing Individual and Community Memory… ...
  • Connect a School, Connect a Community: Providing ICTs to Indigenous Peoples (9/22/2012) - This post was created to share a document called "Providing ICTs to Indigenous Peoples" which is part of a best practices toolkit created by the ITU's Connect a School, Connect a Community initiative.… ...
  • Connect a School, Connect a Community: Toolkit of Best Practices and Policy Advice (9/22/2012) - About Connect a School, Connect a Community From the connectaschool.org website: "Connecting all primary, secondary and post-secondary schools to ICTs by 2015 was one of the targets set by world leaders at the… ...
  • Digitising and handling Indigenous cultural resources in libraries, archives and museums (9/15/2012) - Abstract Indigenous cultural resources expose long memory trails which extend from understandings of origins to engagement with contemporary challenges. The tangible traces of aeons old intangible experience, they include practical and ceremonial artefacts… ...
  • Aboriginal Culture in the Digital Age (9/14/2012) - Introduction The object of this paper is to bring a holistic perspective to the implications of ICT for Aboriginal ways of living, thinking and knowing. Is ICT the potent enabler for the promotion,… ...
  • Digital Identity: The Construction of Virtual Selfhood in the Indigenous Peoples’ Movement (9/14/2012) - Abstract Inventions have their greatest impact when they go beyond their possible practical applications and act upon the imagination. When Martin Behaim invented the first globe in 1490, a functionally useless object consisting… ...
  • African Fractals, Virtual Bead Looms, and other Culturally Situated Design Tools (9/5/2012) - Culturally Situated Design Tools While solutions to the "digital divide" are often imagined as a one-way bridge, there are a variety of ways in which we can create a two-way bridge alternative. Culturally… ...
  • Culturally Situated Design Tools (9/5/2012) - While solutions to the "digital divide" are often imagined as a one-way bridge, there are a variety of ways in which we can create a two-way bridge alternative. Culturally Situated Design Tools (CSDTs)… ...
  • ICTs and Indigenous pedagogy: Techniques of resistance in chat rooms (9/4/2012) - Abstract This paper draws upon the ideas and scholarship encapsulated by a core unit at QUT in Indigenous Education. This unit was developed and written by Indigenous staff in the university's Oodgeroo Unit… ...
  • Information Technology and Indigenous Communities: symposium presentations (9/3/2012) - Donwload the symposium program (PDF) This 2010 AIATSIS Research Symposium was co-hosted with the Australian National University and the National Film and Sound Archive and in conjunction with the National Recording Project's 9th… ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge & the Cultural Interface: Underlying issues at the intersection of knowledge & information systems (9/2/2012) - Introduction I am aware as I begin this plenary paper that members of the library profession that are drawn to a presentation slotted under the theme, Indigenous Knowledge, are most likely interested in… ...
  • Digitised Indigenous Knowledge in Cultural Heritage Organisations in Australia & New Zealand (9/2/2012) - Abstract This research project investigates the digital collections from selected heritage organisations, exploring how and if the rights of Indigenous peoples are being protected by policy and protocol documents on the Web. It… ...
  • Sustaining Indigenous Culture: The Structure, Activities, and Needs of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (9/2/2012) - Introduction Sovereignty, self-determination, and self-governance are primary goals of Indigenous nations worldwide—and they take important steps toward those goals by renewing control over their stories, documents, and artifacts. In the U.S., the last… ...
  • Taonga Online: Managing and Preserving Culture in a Digital Age (8/19/2012) - Introduction The pace of change of information technology is not in dispute. We are all familiar with the way electronic storage media become obsolete. The hardware and software combinations that use these storage… ...
  • Research Project: Indigenous Knowledge Technologies (8/18/2012) - I recently received a note from Kasper Rodil, a PhD Fellow in Aalborg University's Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, who shared with me a new website focused on Indigenous knowledge and… ...
  • The Indigenous Languages and Technology (ILAT) Listserv (8/18/2012) - About the ILAT discussion list The Indigenous Languages and Technology (ILAT) discussion list is an open forum for community language specialists, linguists, scholars, and students to discuss issues relating to the uses of… ...
  • Our original aim was the same as usual: to bring them sustainable development (7/29/2012) - A two-parter... take a moment to enjoy this sharp and satirical snapshot of development (There You Go! written and illustrated by Oren Ginzburg and published by Survival International in 2006) and then another… ...
  • There You Go! (7/29/2012) - A two-parter... take a moment to enjoy this sharp and satirical snapshot of development (There You Go! written and illustrated by Oren Ginzburg and published by Survival International in 2006) and then another… ...
  • Smartphones promoted as a tool for indigenous forest protection (7/26/2012) - Excerpt Smartphones beeping in the woods may be a welcome presence that augurs the increased ability of indigenous communities to be stewards of their own biodiverse forests. Representatives of these communities and their… ...
  • Plugging in Indigenous knowledge: connections and innovations (7/24/2012) - Presented at the Fulbright Symposium: "Indigenous people in an interconnected world." Published as: Plugging in Indigenous knowledge - connections and innovations." In Australian Aboriginal Studies 2000:2, pp 39-47. An earlier version of this… ...
  • Towards Preserving Indigenous Oral Stories Using Tangible Objects (7/21/2012) - Abstract Handcrafted beadwork produced by the BaNtwane people of South Africa is loaded with meaning. Communicating indigenous oral stories is important for passing on culture-specific traditions and community memory, such as the meaning… ...
  • Time Machine 1986: Linguists call for TV to save Aboriginal languages (7/15/2012) - Click image to see a larger version of the article. More articles by Geoff Maslen at The Age. ...
  • Indigenous Identities: Oral, Written Expressions and New Technologies (7/15/2012) - A UNESCO publication about the 2001 Symposium bearing the same name... Foreword This report summarizes the key issues raised, experiences shared and conclusions reached by participants during the course of four days of… ...
  • Participatory Learning and Action: Change at Hand – Web 2.0 for Development (7/11/2012) - A joint publication of The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) Table of Contents PART I: OVERVIEW 1. Change at hand: Web… ...
  • Chumpi and the Waterfall: the future of the Achuar of Chicherta (7/11/2012) - Chumpi and the Waterfall Excerpt from the Achuar movie site: Chumpi and the Waterfall (TeleAndes) was filmed in the Achuar community of Chicherta in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, the last community on the… ...
  • Spider Stories 2011: ICT4D experiences, knowledge, & lessons learned (7/2/2012) - A publication of the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER) Contents Mapping the network and its activities ICT4Democracy in East Africa Network SMS for human rights Commission for Human Rights and… ...
  • ICTs and New Indigenous Mobilities? Insights from Remote Northern Territory Communities (7/1/2012) - Published in the Journal of Rural and Community Development, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2012) Abstract Like most of the jurisdictions highlighted in this edition, the Northern Territory of Australia has a large Indigenous… ...
  • Other side of the divide: Latin-American and Caribbean Perspectives on the WSIS (7/1/2012) - Introduction The process generated around the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is an opportunity to present to the world the contributions that from Latin America and the Caribbean have been made… ...
  • Natives on the Electric Frontier: Technology and Cultural Change on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation (6/30/2012) - Abstract This dissertation examines the relationship between technology and cultural change on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, home to 7000 Lakota Indians. Recently, a number of popular authors have suggested… ...
  • Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops? The Paiter Surui People & Google Earth… (6/26/2012) - I've been following the curious story of Chief Almir Surui and his relationship with Google Earth since 2007. I was delighted to see that Mashable ran an article about the Pater Surui which… ...
  • FirstVoices Chat App enables Indigenous language speakers to text in their own language (6/25/2012) - FirstVoices Chat From the First Peoples’ Cultural Council press release (in full below): Brentwood Bay, B.C. – FirstVoices Chat, an Indigenous language texting app for Facebook Chat and Google Talk, is now available… ...
  • Endangered Languages: a project to support language preservation and documentation around the world (6/23/2012) - About the Endangered Languages Project Website: http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/ From the Endangered Languages Project site: Humanity today is facing a massive extinction: languages are disappearing at an unprecedented pace. And when that happens, a unique… ...
  • Endangered Languages Project (6/23/2012) - From the Endangered Languages Project site: Humanity today is facing a massive extinction: languages are disappearing at an unprecedented pace. And when that happens, a unique vision of the world is lost. With… ...
  • Follow the Sun: Australian Indigenous Communities & Information Technologies (6/21/2012) - The following three recordings are from 2012 Follow the Sun, an online learning futures festival hosted by University of Leicester from 27–30 March 2012. You can find more excellent presentations on their website.… ...
  • The Herero people of Erindiroukambe: using tablet PCs to preserve indigenous knowledge (6/21/2012) - "Tablet PCs preserve indigenous knowledge" by Niall Firth, published 18 June 2012 in New Scientist Magazine issue 2869. Tablet computers could help villagers in the Kalahari desert preserve cultural knowledge and traditional techniques… ...
  • Pacific Intangible Cultural Heritage Mapping Toolkit (6/20/2012) - Introduction The Pacific Intangible Cultural Heritage Mapping Toolkit was developed by Sipiriano Nemani, Policy and Planning Analyst at the Department of National Heritage, Culture and Arts in Suva, Fiji, and commissioned by the… ...
  • How to build an Indigenous Digital Library through Community Participation: the case of the Ulwazi Programme (6/17/2012) - Presented at the SCECSAL Conference in Nairobi, Kenya (June 4-8, 2012) Abstract African Libraries and Information Centres are poorly equipped to make a meaningful contribution to the current global digital knowledge economy. The… ...
  • Acción comunitaria en la red (Community Action in the Net) (6/15/2012) - Español: La rápida adopción de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación, en todos los entornos sociales, ha comportado que las interacciones entre grupos dejen de circunscribirse en un espacio y tiempo… ...
  • Indigenous-Infused Digital Games: a New Model for Self-Sufficiency and Social Impact (6/12/2012) - Introduction Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) is the primary educational, workforce development and social service provider for Alaska Native and American Indian people (AN/AI) in the Anchorage/Cook Inlet Region of Alaska. As an… ...
  • The Evolving Braid: an Ethnography of Technology Change in Uganda (6/2/2012) - Thanks to Melissa for allowing me to share her recently published dissertation! Abstract If there’s one thing one can expect from information technology deployments in developing countries–it’s the unexpected. From 2007-2010, I combined… ...
  • The Enduring Voices Project’s Talking Dictionaries (5/24/2012) - Introduction For years the Enduring Voices team has helped communities around the world to preserve their culture by preserving their language. A key element to that has been recording individual speakers and cataloguing… ...
  • Talking Dictionaries (5/24/2012) - Introduction: The Enduring Voices Project's Talking Dictionaries For years the Enduring Voices team has helped communities around the world to preserve their culture by preserving their language. A key element to that has… ...
  • Accelerating Development Using the Web: Empowering Poor & Marginalized Populations (5/22/2012) - The World Wide Web Foundation is proud to announce the publication of Accelerating Development Using the Web: Empowering Poor and Marginalized Populations. Generously supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, the book is a compendium… ...
  • What are you doing for World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development? (5/20/2012) - May 21, 2012: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Cultural diversity is crucial for development The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, proclaimed by the UN General… ...
  • ICTS for Intercultural Dialogue: An Overview of UNESCO’s Indigenous Communication Project (5/19/2012) - Abstract Using ICTs to preserve and revitalize Indigenous cultures and to promote intercultural dialogue is the aim of UNESCO’s ICT4ID Project. Five pilot projects were conducted in 2004-2005 in Africa and South America… ...
  • Blacktracker: GPS-based Smartphone app for Indigenous Heritage (5/16/2012) - In February 2012, 35 youth from regional Australia set out to improve regional Australia for young people at the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra. Nine groups were formed, with the aim to… ...
  • Blacktracker (5/16/2012) - Blacktracker: GPS-based Smartphone app for Indigenous Heritage Have you ever wondered about the traditional owners of the land you're on? And not known where to find out about their cultures and traditions? As the… ...
  • Dreamcatcher Informatics: Information Technology to Support Indigenous Peoples (5/15/2012) - This post is about a project that hasn't quite finished incubating, but looks very interesting from the perspective of community memory, cultural mapping, and land use consultation. What follows is cobbled together from… ...
  • Dreamcatcher Informatics (5/15/2012) - The Dreamcatcher Informatics project In 2009-2010, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport recommended the Dreamcatcher Informatics project (under the auspices of the Department of Environment and Resources Studies at the University… ...
  • Lokavidya goes virtual? Indigenous knowledge in the Gatesian Age (5/6/2012) - Abstract This paper attempts to address the issue of virtualizability of lokavidya. Lokavidya has been conceptualized as the vidya (value-laden knowledge) possessed by the farmers, artisans, women and tribal societies the world over… ...
  • UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage YouTube playlists 2008-2012 (5/3/2012) - Note: 2012 playlist added on December 8, 2012 Below are five playlists from UNESCO's YouTube account. Each playlist includes a selection of Intangible Cultural Heritage videos from around the world. Grab a cup… ...
  • The Social Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on Australian Indigenous Cultural Preservation Efforts (5/3/2012) - This video documentary and the accompanying paper were created by Daniel C. Hottle in fulfillment of requirements for his Masters degree in Digital Storytelling from Ball State University. From the BSU Digital Storytelling… ...
  • The Potential of the Internet for Development: Digital Divides and Uneven Geographies of Knowledge (4/17/2012) - A talk to DFID by Dr. Mark Graham of the Oxford Internet Institute The Internet and other new technologies have put information at the centre of the global economy. It is therefore important… ...
  • Global Competition: Mobile4D Applications for Impact and Sustainability (4/14/2012) - A Mobile4D Application Generator and Implementation Initiative Mobile phones and smart applications have become an important if not the key factor in many current development initiatives. One of the main questions remaining is:… ...
  • Mobile Technologies & Empowerment: Enhancing human development through participation & innovation (4/6/2012) - I haven't focused many blog posts here on mobile technologies for development - which is odd considering my interest in them. Over the last few years, I have worked as web developer and… ...
  • Organization Highlight: The Ulwazi Programme (3/24/2012) - The Ulwazi Programme is several things: a collection of technologies, social initiatives and research endeavors. On one hand, it is an online community-sourced website database and informative blog. On the other hand, Ulwazi… ...
  • The Ulwazi Programme (3/24/2012) - The Ulwazi Programme is an initiative of the eThekwini Municipal Library to preserve the indigenous knowledge of local communities in the greater Durban area. This innovation, developed and implemented by the Software Applications… ...
  • Return: The Photographic Archive and Technologies of Indigenous Memory (3/17/2012) - Abstract This paper considers the intersection of Aboriginal traditions surrounding photography and the use of new technologies as both a research tool and a community resource. Over recent decades Australian cultural institutions have… ...
  • Some challenges for Information and Communication Technologies in Indigenous Knowledge preservation (3/11/2012) - Abstract Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are the basis for social appropriation in local communities. ICTs hold significant potential for positive benefits for local communities to deal with ‘digital’ connectivity and global knowledge… ...
  • Access and Control of Indigenous Knowledge in Libraries and Archives: Ownership & Future Use (3/11/2012) - Abstract Last year, a friend of mine from a remote community in Arnhem Land, in northern Australia, came down to Canberra to look through various collections that pertained to his community and his… ...
  • Cultural Imperialism & Pedagogical Possibilities Emerging from Youth Encounters w/ Internet in Africa (3/11/2012) - Abstract Many academic and popular writers have warned that the internet could be another form of cultural imperialism used by corporate-led western powers to force feed western values and worldviews to the rest… ...
  • ICTs, KM and Indigenous Knowledge: Implications to Livelihood of Communities in Ethiopia (3/7/2012) - Full Title: Information and Communication Technologies, Knowledge Management and Indigenous Knowledge: Implications to Livelihood of Communities in Ethiopia Introduction This brief paper discusses the role of information and communication technologies in gathering, storing… ...
  • Organization Highlight: Living Cultural Storybases (LCS) (3/6/2012) - Nurturing the oral heritage of minority cultures in a digital world The following text is from the Living Cultural Storybases website: http://storybases.org/ Misson LCS seeks to nurture the oral heritage of minority cultures by… ...
  • Living Cultural Storybases (LCS) (3/6/2012) - Nurturing the oral heritage of minority cultures in a digital world The following text is from the Living Cultural Storybases website: http://storybases.org/ Misson LCS seeks to nurture the oral heritage of minority cultures by… ...
  • Ogoki Learning Systems Releases Open Source Native Language App Code (3/6/2012) - Ogoki Learning Systems Inc. is releasing their App code for free The following text is from the Ogoki Learning Systems Inc. website: Would you like your own Aboriginal language app for the iPad, iPhone… ...
  • Open Source Native Language App Code (3/6/2012) - Ogoki Learning Systems Inc. is releasing their App code for free The following text is from the Ogoki Learning Systems Inc. website: Would you like your own Aboriginal language app for the iPad, iPhone… ...
  • Travelling Through Layers: Inuit Artists Appropriate New Technologies (3/6/2012) - When the time came a few years ago to find an Inuktitut term for the word "Internet," Nunavut's former Official Languages Commissioner, Eva Aariak, chose ikiaqqivik, or "traveling through layers" (Minogue, 2005, n.p.).… ...
  • Digital Cultural Communication: Enabling new media and co­creation in South­East Asia (3/4/2012) - Abstract Digital Cultural Communication (DCC) is a new field of research and design which seeks to build a co­creative relationship between the cultural institution and the community by using new media to produce… ...
  • Queensland Stories: community, collections and digital technology at the State Library of Queensland (2/27/2012) - Abstract In the vast state of Queensland, the ability to create and share stories about people, places, landscapes and ecology using digital technology and the World Wide Web bridges distance and difference. The… ...
  • Information and Communication Technologies for Cultural Transmission Among Indigenous Peoples (2/19/2012) - Abstract The global digital divide threatens to exclude millions of people from the potential benefits of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), especially computers and the Internet. Many of these people live in rural,… ...
  • Invisibility and the Ethics of Digitalisation: Designing So As Not To Hurt Others (2/19/2012) - Abstract The diversity of knowledge is crucial for finding credible and sustainable alternatives for living together. Yet, a preoccupation with content and connectivity obscures the role of information technology in making invisible different… ...
  • Why to be Wary of “Design for Developing Countries” (2/15/2012) - I was forwarded a copy of this article a few years ago by a colleague - and just thought of it again recently. Thankfully, I was able to find a link to it… ...
  • IKRMNA: Making Collective Memories with Computers (2/5/2012) - This post contains abstracts and links to a selection of papers written about Indigenous Knowledge and Resource Management in Northern Australia (IKRMNA). From their website: IKRMNA was a three year 2003-2006 ARC Linkage… ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge & Resource Management in Northern Australia (IKRMNA) (2/5/2012) - Indigenous Knowledge and Resource Management in Northern Australia (IKRMNA) was a three year 2003-2006 ARC Linkage Project to support and develop Indigenous databases that maintain and enhance the strength of local languages, cultures… ...
  • Indigenous Language Usage in a Digital Library: He Hautoa Kia Ora Tonu Ai (1/22/2012) - Abstract The research described in this thesis examines indigenous language usage in a digital library environment that has been accessed via the Internet. By examining discretionary use of the Māori Niupepa and Hawaiian… ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge Management: Software Tools, Rights Markup Extensions, and the Role of ICTs (1/22/2012) - This post is a Jane Hunter trifecta. Dr. Hunter is currently a Professorial Research Fellow & Leader of the eResearch Lab at The University of Queensland's School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.… ...
  • Citizen-created content, digital equity and the preservation of community memory (1/18/2012) - Abstract While the complex issues concerning the protection and preservation of digital assets are better understood by the information professions, there is still much thinking required about the preservation and protection of the… ...
  • Indigenous Digital Collections (1/14/2012) - An article by Nicholas Nakata (2007) Abstract The intersection of public institutions managing large amounts of information and knowledge and new information and communication technologies has brought forward exciting and innovative changes to… ...
  • The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation (1/9/2012) - An international conference 26-28 September 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada From the UNESCO website: UNESCO proposes to organize an international conference from 26 to 28 September 2012 in Vancouver (BC) Canada, to explore… ...
  • Ilinniarnaqsivuq / Time for School (1/7/2012) - I just learned about this project from an @IsumaTV tweet that points to a post on Stacey Aglok's Puhitaq blog. Ilinniarnaqsivuq / Time for School From the concept document presented below: Time For… ...
  • International Journal of Education and Development using ICT (IJEDICT) (1/7/2012) - About the Journal The International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) is an e-journal that provides free and open access to all of its content. It aims to… ...
  • Using ICT to place Indigenous Knowledge Systems at the heart of Education for Sustainable Development (1/2/2012) - Abstract Existing ICT implementation are largely top-down in their information flow: from experts to target groups. Merely incorporating indigenous knowledge within this structure places it at a considerable disadvantage. A wealth of knowledge… ...
  • Free & Open Source Digital Curation, Asset Management & Community Archiving Systems (12/28/2011) - Updates 12/30/11: Added Archon, Kete, and Open Exhibits. 5/12/12: Added DAITSS, DPSP, HOPPLA, and RODA. 6/8/12: Added Vannotea & Indigenous Knowledge Management Software. 5/13/13: Added ELAN. 7/5/15: Added ArchivesSpace, CollectionSpace, Islandora. In honor… ...
  • The Asháninka and the Internet (12/25/2011) - The other day, I found an IDRC report about the Asháninka and their use of the Internet dating back to 2000. Coincidentally, the Atlantic just ran a post about the Asháninka based on… ...
  • Indigenous People on the Web (12/24/2011) - Abstract This paper explores the ways in which Indigenous people around the world are participating in the World Wide Web, through establishing their own websites or accessing services via the Web. Indigenous websites… ...
  • Miromaa Aboriginal Language & Technology Centre (12/22/2011) - What is Miromaa? From the Miromaa website: Miromaa is a program which we [Arwarbukarl Cultural Resource Association, Inc. (ACRA)] have developed to aid in language preservation, reclamation and dissemination work, it is a… ...
  • Recovering and Celebrating Inuit Knowledge through Design: The Making of a Virtual Storytelling Space (12/22/2011) - Dr. Scott Heyes (Assistant Professor at the University of Canberra) presented this paper at the Indigenous Knowledge and Technology Conference (IKTC 2011) in Namibia on 2-4 November. Dr. Heyes is a Cultural Geographer… ...
  • The Power of Mobile Technology for the Exchange of Indigenous Knowledge (12/21/2011) - The Number in My Pocket: The Power of Mobile Technology for the Exchange of Indigenous Knowledge Betsie Greyling (with Ulwazi) and Niall McNulty presented a poster by this name at the The Third… ...
  • Digitizing Indigenous Culture: the Maasai of Laikipya (12/18/2011) - This collection of press releases, articles, and presentation slides tells the ongoing story of the Maasai of Laikipya and their use of technology to preserve and sustain their cultural heritage starting in 2006… ...
  • Human-Computer Interaction for Development: The Past, Present, and Future (12/15/2011) - Abstract Recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in research into the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the context of developing regions, particularly into how such ICTs might be appropriately… ...
  • Ara Irititja: Stories from a Long Time Ago (12/11/2011) - Welcome to Ara Irititja From the Ara Irititja website: "Ara Irititja means ‘stories from a long time ago’ in the language of Anangu (Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people) of Central Australia. The aim of… ...
  • Digital Songlines project (12/7/2011) - A kind fellow by the name of Jeremy just sent me a message letting me know that the link to the Digital Songlines page no longer works. After looking around a bit online,… ...
  • Transforming Communities: Technologies for Teaching and Learning Endangered Languages (11/24/2011) - Introduction Māori are the indigenous people of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Māori is one of three official languages of the country, but is not compulsory in schools. Only 4% of Aotearoa/NewZealand’s total population of around… ...
  • IT System to Support Indigenous Knowledge Preservation (11/15/2011) - Originally published on the School of Information Technology blog (Polytechnic of Namibia) by Linus Kamati on 20 September, 2011. Local and traditional knowledge is shared orally within rural communities; such as through telling of… ...
  • Mukurtu Demo released & other good news… (9/30/2011) - This is a follow-up post to "Mukurtu gearing up for Spring 2011 release" dated February 27, 2011. Update #1: Mukurtu 0.5 Demo release is now available. Update #2: Mukurtu receives $484,772 National Leadership… ...
  • Of local interest: The 2011 Saratoga Native American Festival (9/29/2011) - I rarely if ever wax personal on this blog, but I would like to share news about an upcoming local festival here in Upstate New York called the Saratoga Native American Festival. It… ...
  • Aligning needs and means: On culture, ICT and knowledge in development cooperation (9/29/2011) - Abstract This paper takes an interdisciplinary view on the societal role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The applied research case discussed in building a global online community of practice for people working… ...
  • Geoweb: Indigenous Mapping of Intergenerational Knowledge (9/16/2011) - Abstract This thesis examines the transmission of intergenerational cultural knowledge on eastern James Bay Cree lands. Geospatial technologies and the representation of Cree knowledge are explored, with emphasis on the geoweb. A geoweb… ...
  • A New Visualization Approach to Re-Contextualize Indigenous Knowledge in Rural Africa (9/15/2011) - Abstract Current views of sustainable development recognize the importance of accepting the Indigenous Knowledge (IK) of rural people. However, there is an increasing technological gap between Elder IK holders and the younger generation… ...
  • African Languages in a Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities for Indigenous Language Computing (9/13/2011) - About the Book Offering practical approaches to finding a place for African languages in the information revolution, this overview lays the foundation for more effectively bridging the "digital divide" by finding new solutions… ...
  • Indigenous technology design and its challenges (9/13/2011) - Christopher Hoadley, Educational Communications and Technology program at New York University ... speaking at The Berkman Center Luncheon Series, a weekly series of informal luncheons and other meetings, providing students, fellows, faculty, and… ...
  • The use of ICT for the preservation of Aboriginal culture: the Badimaya people of Western Australia (9/7/2011) - Abstract Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been applied successfully to numerous remote Indigenous communities around the world. The greatest gains have been made when requirements have been first defined by Indigenous members… ...
  • Preserving Endangered Languages using a Layered Web-based Archive (9/6/2011) - Abstract Many human languages, an essential part of culture, are in danger of extinction. UNESCO estimates that at least a half of the world's 6500 spoken languages will disappear within the next 100… ...
  • Indigenous education: Creating classrooms of tomorrow today (9/4/2011) - At the recent 2011 Research Conference "Indigenous Education: Pathways to success" hosted by the Australian Council for Educational Research, Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney (Dean of Aboriginal Education, Director of the Wilto Yerlo Centre at… ...
  • Technology, Education and Indigenous Peoples: the case of Maori (9/4/2011) - Introduction Technology was introduced, as a formal 'subject', into New Zealand's compulsory education curriculum in 1993, as part of the 'stunning' changes which commenced at all levels in 1988. The government's latest paper… ...
  • Home Internet for Remote Indigenous Communities (9/4/2011) - Executive Summary Research to date shows that many remote Indigenous communities have little access to the internet and make little use of it. The Indigenous population living in remote and very remote parts… ...
  • Culture and technology: a study on the 1997 theme (9/2/2011) - The purpose of this study is to stimulate a reflection on the relationship between culture and technology, and the role of culture in technological development. It also seeks to raise issues pertaining to… ...
  • Indigenous technology and culture in the technology curriculum (8/27/2011) - Abstract Since the collapse of apartheid and the first democratic elections of 1994, education in South Africa has undergone fundamental transformation and part of this transformation was the reconstruction of the school curriculum.… ...
  • Māori Maps: Gateway to Māori world of Marae (8/18/2011) - "Māori Maps is a gateway to the Māori world of marae. It aims to take visitors to the gateway of marae around Aotearoa/New Zealand; beyond that point, visitors can make their own interactions… ...
  • Trust and Technology: building an archival system for Indigenous oral memory (8/10/2011) - An excerpt from the Final Report of the Trust & Technology Project (2004-2006) Project Outline: The Trust & Technology (T&T) Project is an ARC Linkage project, with a partnership between Caulfield School of… ...
  • The Impact of Digital Technology on Indigenous Peoples (8/10/2011) - An excerpt from Ecoliterate Law: Globalization & the Transformation of Cultures & Humanity If indigenously founded Internet resources and technologies are any indication of Indigenous peoples’ willingness to embrace the technological era, the answer… ...
  • Organization Highlight: International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) (7/31/2011) - A new Ethnos Project feature... highlighting organizations of interest. From the IICD website: "At IICD, people are at the heart of what we do. We believe people need access to information to improve… ...
  • A question about the effects of ICTs on minority languages and culture (7/17/2011) - I missed this interview with Ritse Erumi (posted by Watan Vota on ICTWorks web site in February 2011). I invite you to read the whole interview here. Below is an excerpt in which… ...
  • The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (7/8/2011) - The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC) strives to become the foremost international forum for practitioners, teachers, researchers and policy makers to share their knowledge and experience in the design,… ...
  • Appropriate ICT as a Tool to Increase Effectiveness in ICT4D: Theoretical considerations… (7/8/2011) - Abstract The need to bridge the digital divide is no longer a point of discussion and therefore focus has shifted to the design and implementation of programs that have the potential to close… ...
  • Cultural Issues in the Adoption of Information and Communication Technologies by Indigenous Australians (6/19/2011) - Abstract This paper investigates cultural issues concerning Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Indigenous Australians. Firstly, it examines whether the low adoption of ICTs by Indigenous Australians derives from a rejection of Western… ...
  • Taking Ownership: Strengthening Indigenous Cultures and Languages Through the Use of ICTs (6/18/2011) - Indigenous peoples make up 5% of the world's population, occupy over 20% of the earth's landmass, and pursue self - determination and sovereignty in all 73 countries in which they dwell. [3]Technology is… ...
  • Beyond preservation: New directions for technological innovation through intangible cultural heritage (6/15/2011) - Abstract While many digitization projects are currently underway, to help preserve Indigenous traditions, few explore the full potential of the development of digital media and networked technology through Indigenous cultures. This paper outlines… ...
  • A Forum for Indigenous Culture Building and Preservation (6/13/2011) - Abstract This paper provides a context for a professional forum to consider the roles that can be played by museums, museologists, technologists and Indigenous cultural community members to support and rebuild cultural communities… ...
  • A model for community participation in African libraries to preserve Indigenous Knowledge (5/30/2011) - Before you begin reading the essay, you may wish to listen to Betsie Greyling talk about the Ulwazi Programme in this video: Abstract Africa and African libraries and information centres are poorly equipped… ...
  • Discourse, ‘Development’ & the ‘Digital Divide’: ICT & the World Bank (5/27/2011) - Abstract Information and communication technology(ies) (ICT) is tipped to play an increasingly enabling role in the inclusion and exclusion of groups from participation in the discourse of 'development', with material consequences. In affecting… ...
  • ETEC 521: Indigeneity, Technology and Education (5/26/2011) - One of my guilty pleasures is reading the class blog for ETEC 521: Indigeneity, Technology and Education, a course taught at the University of British Columbia in their Master of Educational Technology program.… ...
  • Building Indigenous social capital in an online world (5/23/2011) - Abstract This paper examines the nexus between social relations of mutual benefit, information communication technology (ICT) access and social inclusion. More specifically, a case study methodology is used to examine the role of… ...
  • HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory (5/22/2011) - The world didn't end on May 21st. Don't be sad. There's a cool new journal to check out... From their website: HAU, Journal of Ethnographic Theory, is an international peer-reviewed, open-access online journal… ...
  • ViTu: a system to help the Mexican people to preserve and celebrate their culture (5/18/2011) - This paper (excerpted below) by Mónica Isabel González Arribas, Emilio Sánchez Sánchez, and Edgar de los Santos Ramírez was presented at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011)… ...
  • Re-framing HCI through local and indigenous perspectives (5/17/2011) - This post provides information about "Re-framing HCI through local and indigenous perspectives," one of several workshops that will be held at this year's Interact2011 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Lisbon, Portugal. Interact2011 Workshop… ...
  • Time Machine 1997: The Internet and Indigenous Groups (5/15/2011) - Fourteen years ago, Cultural Survival Quarterly published an issue focused on the Internet and Indigenous groups. The pieces are introduced below with links to the articles in full. It is interesting to see… ...
  • Design, Development and Research 2011 (5/7/2011) - Inaugural Conference on Design, Development and Research 2011 Bellville, Cape Town September 23, 2011 – September 27, 2011 Design is integral to the IT discipline, e.g. it is an important component of the… ...
  • Ten Canoes: too much to fit… (4/18/2011) - "From almost the beginning, there were too many things that too many people wanted for them all to fit in just one feature film." This is not so much a sell for the… ...
  • Managing Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions: Is Technology the Solution? (4/16/2011) - Abstract This paper discusses current issues surrounding the management of indigenous knowledge (IK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) in libraries, archives and other cultural institutions. It addresses the need for: (1) ethical policies… ...
  • Indigenous Tweets (4/13/2011) - Indigenous Tweets is a website and accompanying blog by Kevin Scannell, a professor of Computer Science at Saint Louis University. To explain the project, I quote from the Indigenous Tweets blog: Project Background… ...
  • Indigenous Language Revitalization and Technology: From Traditional to Contemporary Domains (4/13/2011) - This paper describes critical areas in which technology plays a role in language and culture revitalization and explores efforts made by Indigenous communities to preserve, maintain and revitalize their Indigenous language with the… ...
  • Repatriation, Digital Media, and Culture in the Virtual Museum (4/10/2011) - A presentation by Kate Hennessy. Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS). Many Canadian First Nations and Aboriginal organizations… ...
  • Postcolonial Computing: A Lens on Design and Development (4/9/2011) - Abstract: As our technologies travel to new cultural contexts and our designs and methods engage new constituencies, both our design and analytical practices face significant challenges. We offer postcolonial computing as an analytical… ...
  • A New Organization to Address Poverty Through Human-Centered Design (3/9/2011) - Reposted without edits from IDEO.com IDEO announces new organization to address poverty through human-centered design. March 7, 2011 — Palo Alto, Calif. — Today IDEO announced that in the fall of this year,… ...
  • Mobile Technology, Gender and Development (3/8/2011) - Mobile Technology, Gender and Development is a University of Jyväskylä based research project focusing on the use and cultural meanings of mobile technology in Africa, India and Bangladesh. From the first post on… ...
  • Technology Snapshot: Indigenous Language & Cultural Preservation (3/4/2011) - How is the web impacting aboriginal communities? Phillip Djwa's work focuses on the key components of social responsibility through technology. He's worked for a wide variety of technology companies in senior positions for… ...
  • Problematizing Indigenous Aesthetics (3/3/2011) - In 1966, Sol Worth (professor of Communication from the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania) and John Adair (professor of Anthropology at San Francisco State University) set out to find… ...
  • Communication for Social Change (3/1/2011) - If we had two friends who wished to establish a healthy relationship together, we might give them some basic advice: listen to one another, respect your differences, try to see things from the… ...
  • HCI for the Developing World (3/1/2011) - President Truman, in his 1949 inaugural address, announced his plan for America to “embark on a bold new program for making the benefits of our scientific advances and industrial progress available for the… ...
  • Book Review: Encountering Development by Arturo Escobar (3/1/2011) - Escobar's Encountering Development evolves around the thesis that “the discourse and strategy of development produced its opposite: massive underdevelopment and impoverishment, untold exploitation and oppression.” He approaches this through a discursive analysis of… ...
  • ICTs and the Backstretch: an Ethnography (3/1/2011) - ICTs and the Backstretch: an Ethnography of the Backstretch Employees of the Saratoga Race Track and their use of the Backstretch Global Communications Center As Ellen McHale points out in An Ethnography of… ...
  • Language Preservation Technology: Online Torwali (Kohistani) Dictionary (2/28/2011) - Reposted from the Center for Language Engineering website: On the occasion of International Mother Languages Day (21st February 2011), Center for Language Engineering at Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science, University of Engineering and… ...
  • Colonization and cultural reclamation as seen through the lens of Octavia E. Butler’s Dawn (2/28/2011) - A reflection on colonization and cultural reclamation as seen through the lens of Octavia E. Butler's Dawn Imagine a fixed moment in time, suspended, frozen. It is the moment when a tadpole becomes… ...
  • Expanding the Knowledge Base: Managing Extended Knowledge at the National Museum of the American Indian (2/26/2011) - Abstract A Native American basketmaker was hired to teach a college class in Indian crafts. Each day she began and ended her class by having her students sing songs she had taught them,… ...
  • A Value Sensitive Design Approach to Indigenous Knowledge Management Systems (10/19/2009) - Indigenous cultures across the planet are disappearing. In 2007, Wade Davis, a Harvard-trained ethnobotanist, presented at the TED conference on the (subject of endangered cultures). He said, “When each of you in this… ...
  • Negotiating Community Resistance (8/13/2009) - “Esdunèna keh kudoge dahkwandēʼ tedètsʼet. Neni dahtsʼadi netʼē dahkwandē tsʼèn keniden. Dahtsʼadi etʼē dahkwandēʼ. Dahkwandēʼ niʼushdèn shį̀. Dahkwandēʼ tsʼèn keniden. Dahkwandēʼ tsʼèn keniden.” [“To all my children, we are losing our language. You… ...
  • ICT4D: Seeking the spaces inbetween (5/17/2009) - Introduction There is a story from the Turkish tradition about Nasruddin Hodja who at the time was serving as the kadi of Aksehir. Two men came to visit seeking resolution in a dispute.… ...