Category New Media
ChatGPT, Exploitative Labour and the Digital Humanities
I asked ChatGPT to help me address the problem of invisible labour, including the exploitation of students and staff, in the digital humanities. The conversation includes ChatGPT’s thoughts on how artificial intelligence can help to address these issues.
“A Game 10,000 Years in the Making”: Never Alone /Kisima Ingitchuna and Adaptation as a Future-Oriented Technology
Addressing Iñupiaq video game development specifically, this essay demonstrates how adaptation, as demonstrated in the video game Never Alone, generates the conditions for sovereign storytelling in a digital format.
Adaptation and Indigenous Video Games
Never Alone remains one of the best-selling, Indigenous video games of all time. Understanding how the game uses adaptation provides deeper insight into that success.
Recoding Relations: Episode 3, Decolonial Digital
In Episode 3 we discuss how people studying and working in Indigenous studies and DH understand and define digital technologies. We also introduce some of the politics involved in working across and between these fields.
Using the Digital Humanities in Indigenous Studies Classrooms
Six digital humanities assignments to use in Indigenous studies classrooms. Including Wikipedia, Twine, Netlytic. Audacity and more.
Indigenous New Media and Critical Digital Humanities
A history of Indigenous new media and digital sovereignty and its intersections with critical digital humanities.
Recoding Relations: Episode 2, Indigeneity in DH
Listen to the episode here In Episode 2 we explore what Indigeneity might mean within the digital humanities. We listen to pieces by Jordan Abel, Michelle Nahanee, and Maize Longboat about their Indigeneity and how that manifests in the work they do. Jordan touches on his back story and how that inspired the creation of […]
Recoding Relations: Episode 1, People Over Tools
Listen to part one of Recoding Relations, a four part podcast series on Indigenous Studies and the Digital Humanities.
“How do I play these” (with your thumbs, asshole): Attending to the Indigenous structure of video games within the contexts of digitālis nullius
For me, the process of writing about Indigenous games begins with thinking about the relationship between gaming, code, and settler colonialism, as well as the ways in which I am complicit in what I call digitālis nullius, the erasure of Indigenous presence from technological spaces. As I hope to make evident as I progress through this blog post, code, narratology, and game mechanics are not abstract from larger conversations about settler colonialism and Indigenous sovereignty.