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New Media as a Platform for Indigenous Self-Representation and Socio-Political Activism: As Seen Through TimeTraveller™ and Skins

Roy, Amanda (2014) New Media as a Platform for Indigenous Self-Representation and Socio-Political Activism: As Seen Through TimeTraveller™ and Skins. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Roy, Amanda
Abstract:

This research considers how Indigenous people utilize new media as an effective tool for representing themselves and to address socio-political issues. Aboriginal Territories in Cyber Space (AbTec) is an online networking project created by Indigenous artists Jason Lewis and Skawennati Fragnito. Two projects created through AbTeC, TimeTraveller, a machinima production, and Skins, a video game workshop for Indigenous youth will be the focus of this research. Each project addresses different issues such as historical conflicts, representations of Indigenous people, online Indigenous territory, combining traditional practices with contemporary platforms, and integrating Indigenous people into the field of new media. AbTec, TimeTraveller™ and Skins are important because they serve
as examples of successful new media projects. This MRP argues that new media presents a unique opportunity to challenge dominant ideologies, utilize selfrepresentation to address socio-political issues, exert identity, and compliment culture.

Date: April 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indigenous people, new media, socio-political issues, Aboriginal Territories, Cyber Space, online networking, video game workshop, Inditraditional practices, and contemporary platforms.
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2016 14:44
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2016 14:44
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/356

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