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ISEA2015: The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
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Wednesday, August 19 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Education Forum: The Value of Knowledge Transfer - Part 1

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This year the Forum takes place on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish People. We invite Indigenous participants from Canada and abroad, including  Maori, Navajo and Inuit representatives to discuss their perspectives on digital technologies in relation to their knowledge heritage, particularly based on personal and communal experience. In addition to traditional knowledge transfer, the Forum will open discussions on the impact of global and local paradigm shifts and blurred boundaries in our digital age, and how they may affect the transmission of knowledge across generations. Participants might address modes of knowledge transfer, sites of resistance, forms of cross-cultural collaboration, and means of disruption of settler-colonial relations. In the context of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, what strategies and tactics for knowledge transfer are currently shared, or can be shared in the future? What opportunities for cross-cultural, inter-generational collaboration exist?

Welcome by the First Nation Elder, Ian Clothier of ISEA International 
and Thecla Schiphorst, ISEA2015 Symposium Director.


Education Forum Part 1
9:30-9:45 First Nations Welcome
9:45-9:50 Welcome Ian Clothier, ISEA International
9:50-9:55 Welcome Thecla Schiphorst, Artistic Director, ISEA2015
9:55-10:00 Greetings Nina Czegledy Convener and Tyler Fox ISEA2015 Education Forum

10:00-10:10 Presentation by Jo Tito, Maori Artist, New Zealand
10:10-10:20 Presentation by Ninabah Winton, Navajo Artist, USA
10:20-10:30 Presentation by Stacey Aglook, Inuit Artist, Nunavut
10:30-10:40 Presentation by Dr. Dory Nason, Assistant Professor University of British Columbia
10:40-10:50 Presentation by Eldon Yellowhorn, Chair, First Nations Studies/Associate Professor, Archaeology
10:50-11:00 Presentation by Jenna Walsh, Indigenous Initiatives Librarian & Liaison for Archaeology, First Nations Studies, and Political Science W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University

Nina Czegledy
Tyler Fox

Sandra Semchuk
Ian Clothier

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Tyler Fox

Studio Director, IMD, University of Washington | Bothell
Tyler Fox is an artist, researcher and educator interested in posthumanism, relational ontology, process philosophy, assemblage, nonhumans, emergence, technology…and more. His work focuses on creating shared experiences between humans and nonhumans. He received his PhD from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University and an MFA in Intermedia from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. He holds... Read More →
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Thecla Schiphorst

Professor, SFU
Dr. Thecla Schiphorst is Associate Director and Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her background in dance and computing form the basis for her research in embodied interaction, focusing on movement knowledge representation, tangible and wearable technologies, media and digital art, and the aesthetics of interaction. Her research goal is to expand the practical... Read More →

Jenna Walsh

Indigenous Initiatives Librarian, Simon Fraser University
Jenna is Indigenous Initiatives Librarian at SFU. At UBC, her Interdisciplinary Studies BA focused on global Indigeneity, and she was in the First Nations Curriculum Concentration program for her Master of Library & Information Studies degree. Jenna was born and raised in Vancouver on unceded Coast Salish territory.

Wednesday August 19, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Studio D, Room 2270 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

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