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Building Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace

February 28, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Manoa Campus, Saunders 624 Add to Calendar

Presentation by Jason Lewis and Skawennati, co-directors of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC), present several projects which demonstrate their attempts at creating Aboriginally-determined spaces in the websites, video games, virtual worlds and other networked, non-physical places that we inhabit. They discuss the goals and outcomes of Skins, an award-winning workshop that teaches Aboriginal youth how to “translate” traditional and contemporary stories into video games, as well as TimeTraveller™, an award-winning machinima series following the adventures of a young Mohawk man from the 22nd century as he revisits events of importance to the First Nations of Turtle Island. They close by using the AbTeC experience to argue for the need to promote and support the Indigenous future imaginary.


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Political Science, Manoa Campus

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Kathy Ferguson, (808) 956-8357, kferguso@hawaii.edu, http://www.politicalscience.hawaii.edu/

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