SXSW EDU 2022
Native American Narratives and Extended Reality
This panel will focus on new Native-developed XR technologies that extend tribal oral traditions, transforming public understanding about history and the Native American experience, and empowering new generations to advance their cultural heritage while pursuing academic and career goals. Our diverse group of panelists are blazing new trails in education, extending the continuum of their culture into the present day with innovations in medicine, STEM education, and language and cultural studies.
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- XR and the Primacy of Place in oral traditions: an understanding of the transformational nature of narratives in just-in-time, site-specific settings.
- XR and Representation: the value of primary source narratives in advancing indigenous cultures authentically, and the role of accessible XR practices.
- XR and Cultural Preservation: best practices in XR that can future-proof the multi-dimensional aspects of oral traditions for future generations.
- Alec Calac, 4th year medical student / President and Founder, UC San Diego School of Medicine Association of Native American Medical Students
- Stanley Rodriguez, EdD, Board Member, Professor, Kumeyaay Community College
- Brandie Taylor, Vice-Chairwoman, Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel
Catherine Eng, Co-Founder, CTO, OurWorlds, Inc.