Coded Territories: Tracing Indigenous Pathways in New Media Art

Edited by Steven Loft and Kerry Swanson and Jackson 2Bears and Archer Pechawis and Jason Edward Lewis and Stephen Foster and Candice Hopkins and Cheryl L’Hirondelle and Steven Loft

© 2014

This collection of essays provides a historical and contemporary context for Indigenous new media arts practice in Canada. The writers are established artists, scholars, and curators who cover thematic concepts and underlying approaches to new media from a distinctly Indigenous perspective. Through discourse and narrative analysis, the writers discuss a number of topics ranging from how Indigenous worldviews inform unique approaches to new media arts practice to their own work and specific contemporary works.

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  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.5in x 0.5in x 8.5in
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Coded Territories: Tracing Indigenous Pathways in New Media Art

Edited by Steven Loft and Kerry Swanson and Jackson 2Bears and Archer Pechawis and Jason Edward Lewis and Stephen Foster and Candice Hopkins and Cheryl L’Hirondelle and Steven Loft

© 2014

This collection of essays provides a historical and contemporary context for Indigenous new media arts practice in Canada. The writers are established artists, scholars, and curators who cover thematic concepts and underlying approaches to new media from a distinctly Indigenous perspective. Through discourse and narrative analysis, the writers discuss a number of topics ranging from how Indigenous worldviews inform unique approaches to new media arts practice to their own work and specific contemporary works.

Product Details

  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.5in x 0.5in x 8.5in

This book directs our attention to the ways of knowing, logics, beliefs and traditions that drive uniquely Indigenous visions . . . It offers important lessons to help us collectively navigate the evolving landscape of the network society.

-Rob McMahon, BC Studies


Not to be missed!

-Centre for Imaginative Ethnography


Coded Territories takes the reader on a journey through time, story and imagination that joins past, present and future . . . powerful, absorbing and challenging.

-Terry Huffman, ALTERNATIVE

Steven Loft was recently the National Visiting Trudeau Fellow at Ryerson University. Previously, he was the Curator-in-Residence of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada and Director/Curator of the Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg.|
Kerry Swanson has worked in the Indigenous media arts sector for over a decade. She is the former Executive Director of the imagineNATIVE Fim + Media Arts Festival. She currently works for the Toronto Arts Council.

Jason Ryle

Foreword
Donia Popescu

For Iktomi

Introduction: Decolonizing the Web
Steven Loft

1. My Post-Indian Technological Autobiography
Jackson 2 Bears

2. Indigenism: Aboriginal World Views as Global Protocol
Archer Pechawis

3. A Better Dance and Better Prayers: Systems, Structures, and the Future Imaginary in Aboriginal New Media
Jason Edward Lewis

4. Documentative: Inclusivity and the Ethics of Interactive Documentary in an Indigenous and Participatory Context
Stephen Foster

5. If History Moves at the Speed of Its Weapons?
Candice Hopkins

6. Codetalkers Recounting Signals of Survival
Cheryl L?Hirondelle

7. Mediacosmology
Steven Loft










BPAA Alberta Book Award for Scholarly and Academic Book
2015