This weekend ArtEngine & Impact Hub Ottawa host a forum on how planning our cities and our communities is impacted by digital technology.Continue reading
Ice cream or traffic ticket, it’s never fun to get pulled over by the police – especially if you’re black.
This article, The Digital Afterlife of Lost Family Photos, is a thoughtful reflection on how something as seemingly benign as an old polaroid separated from its owner can create an ethical entanglement when an art project includes digitized images of people uploaded in social sharing platforms. Continue reading
(IMAGE: Quartz Africa)
In the satirical Instagram account for Savior Barbie, Barbie is in Africa running an NGO that provides drinking water to locals. “Harnessing broken white hearts to provide water to those in Africa, one tear at a time,” the tagline for her organization reads. The account, started a month ago by two 20-something white women who have worked in East Africa, now has over 18,000 followers.
Indigenous developer Darrick Baxter talks on his experience of creating an Indigenous language app. Continue reading
ANISHINABEK NATION uses digital publishing platform ISSUU to produce online books speaking to a variety of topics, including children’s books on the subject of the Residential School System in Canada. Little Butterfly Girl “a story of how a little girl loses her spirit and identity during her time at Indian Residential School” was published in 2015. Continue reading