[deep-conference] We Count Webinar Invitation: 22nd-Century Proto-Typing: Strategies for Building Indigenous Future Imaginaries

Gloria Bernal Gomez gbernalgomez at ocadu.ca
Fri Dec 4 16:41:36 UTC 2020

Please accept our apologies for message duplications from cross-posting this announcement. You are invited to participate in the following Zoom Webinar event for We Count, hosted by the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University.

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Topic: 22nd-Century Proto-Typing: Strategies for Building Indigenous Future Imaginaries
Guest Speaker: Jason Edward Lewis, Concordia University
When: December 9, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12 PM (EST)

Description: Based in Lewis’ research-creation work over the last two decades, this talk will explore the concept of the future imaginary and make an argument as to why it is important that Indigenous people engage in creating them. Drawing on material from the Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace research network, the Initiative for Indigenous Futures partnership, the Illustrating the Future Imaginary commissions, the Skins Workshops on Aboriginal Storytelling and Video Game Design, and the Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence Working Group, Lewis will discuss the strategies that his collaborators and he have developed for articulating desired futures, and building the capacity to make them real.

Jason’s presentation will be based on an essay he co-wrote with Noelani Arista, Archer Pechawis, and Suzanne Kite:
Making Kin with the Machines, 2018.
You can access it here: https://jods.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/lewis-arista-pechawis-kite/release/1

Jason Edward Lewis [Canada / US ] is a digital media theorist, artist, and software designer. He founded Obx Laboratory for Experimental Media, where he directs research/creation projects exploring computation as a creative and cultural material. Lewis is deeply committed to developing intriguing new forms of expression by working on conceptual, critical, creative and technical levels simultaneously. He is the University Research Chair in Computational Media and the Indigenous Future Imaginary as well as Professor of Computation Arts at Concordia University, Montreal. Born and raised in northern California, Lewis is Hawaiian and Samoan. www.jasonlewis.org

To register, please visit the following link:

Captions will be provided for this event. ASL Interpreting will be available upon request.

We look forward to you joining us!


We Count Team

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