Reimagining Technology Through Brujeria and Ancestral Teachings
Gabriela Aveiro-Ojeda @babbygoth
Through the lens of indigenous futurism, Gaby will help us reimagine technology in contexts that are free of oppressive colonialism.
Using a Twine game, Gaby will explore how technology is seen as “new/advanced” but indigenous traditions are seen as “old/outdated” when in fact the two can coexist. She’ll go over different forms of expression of technology/AI in videogames, examples that successfully showcase technological advancement, as well as examples that emulate colonialist behaviours.
Indigenous futurisms can help mend the gap that exists between technology and indigenous cultures as a result of colonialist attitudes – learn how.
This talk is part of the Damage Camp conference on September 8.