20 Books on New Media and Social Justice

List of books on new media and social justice that centres how the legacies of power affect the digital. Read more

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... Read more

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. Read more

“How do I play these?” (with your thumbs, asshole)

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… Read more

Recoding Relations: Dispatches from the Symposium for Indigenous New Media

David Gaertner and Melissa Haberl In June 2018, scholars, developers, artists, and community members from over twenty institutions and three continents gathered on the ancestral and unceded territory of the WSÁNEĆ, Lkwungen, and Wyomilth peoples to participate in the inaugural... Read more

What is Indigenous New Media? Listen to Recoding Relations!

Check out our 4-part audio mini-series on Indigenous new media. Produced by David Gaertner, Melissa Haberl, and Autumn Schnell. All 4 episodes available for download and streaming here. Read more

Best Practices for Approaching Indigenous Studies through the Digital Humanities

The following summary of best practices was compiled out of the Symposium for Indigenous New Media as a primer for digital humanists that want to engage with Indigenous peoples and data. It is by no means comprehensive. We hope that... Read more

Towards Closure as a Relational Methodology

The colonial gaze is characterized not only by scopophilia, a drive to look, but also by an urge to penetrate, to traverse, to know, to translate, to own and exploit. The attitude assumes that everything should be accessible to those... Read more

Why We Need to Talk About Indigenous Literature and the Digital Humanities

Will cyberspace enable old knowledge to be experienced and expanded or will cyberspace create the the present anew each day, so that there never again is tradition or a past? –Loretta Todd Over the holiday break, while the in-laws were... Read more

FNIS 454: Indigenous New Media and Digital Storytelling

FNIS 454: Indigenous New Media and Digital Storytelling Instructor: Dr. David Gaertner Email: david.gaertner@ubc.ca Overview See the Novel Alliances New Media reading list here Following the 1997 launch of Skawennati’s (Mohawk) CyberPowWow, digital space has become a vital new territory... Read more