Artist Talk - Skawennati & Jason Lewis


Skawennati and Jason Edward Lewis write, make art, invent technologies, and run workshops that teach Indigenous youth how to make video games and machinima (among other things). Their individual and collaborative works have been distributed and celebrated online, in gallery exhibitions, public installations, and at media and Indigenous arts festivals across Canada and internationally. Critical to their creative practice is the idea that their work in the virtual world helps to enact positive change in the real world.

 

 
DateThursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location

Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East, York University

In addition to their creative practice, Jason and Skawennati are co-directors of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC). AbTeC is an Aboriginally determined research-creation network of artists, academics, and technologists that seek to ensure Indigenous presence in online platforms and environments, video games, and virtual worlds that comprise cyberspace. AbTeC projects include Skins Workshops on Aboriginal Storytelling and Video Game Design, and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures. What futures we do we want to imagine, and then create, for our Aboriginal communities?

 

This keynote event is made possible by the Digitally Engaged Learning Conference (DEL 2018), hosted at York University for the first time in Canada.

We wish to acknowledge the generous support of the Academic Innovation Fund from the Office of the Associate Vice-President Teaching and Learning, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the Dean's Office in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, and the Department of Design.

We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technology and the Institute for Research on Digital Learning.
 



Skawennati& Jason Lewis
DateThursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Website Location

Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East, York University

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

In addition to their creative practice, Jason and Skawennati are co-directors of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC). AbTeC is an Aboriginally determined research-creation network of artists, academics, and technologists that seek to ensure Indigenous presence in online platforms and environments, video games, and virtual worlds that comprise cyberspace. AbTeC projects include Skins Workshops on Aboriginal Storytelling and Video Game Design, and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures. What futures we do we want to imagine, and then create, for our Aboriginal communities?

 

This keynote event is made possible by the Digitally Engaged Learning Conference (DEL 2018), hosted at York University for the first time in Canada.

We wish to acknowledge the generous support of the Academic Innovation Fund from the Office of the Associate Vice-President Teaching and Learning, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the Dean's Office in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, and the Department of Design.

We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technology and the Institute for Research on Digital Learning.
 

Venue & Address: 
Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East, York University
Skawennati& Jason Lewis
Keywords: 
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