Authentic Indigenous Storytelling in VR
You’d be remiss if you don’t come away savoring the thick taste of wet pinewood smoke as the indigenous presenters take you virtually along a river who waters the thirst of 18 Million. Join Standing Rock water protectors along the frozen banks of the Missouri to her headwaters for a sleepy mountain town’s AR art. The presenters will inspire and introduce you to Native American new media activism. Experience immersive technology that’s giving voice to endangered languages and perspectives.
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- How can VR/AR support respectful preservation of Native American cultures, languages, and traditions while expanding uninformed minds?
- How can other technologically-innovative artists and engineers pool their skills to collaborate with and give voice to Indigenous communities?
- Which projects demonstrate interactive storytelling in activism, parks and museums, language learning, and art as examples for VR with a purpose?
Heather Barfield, Board Member, EFF-Austin, Digital Arts Coalition