Mending Technology

Reimagining Technology Through Brujería and Ancestral Teachings

Gabriela Aveiro-Ojeda

Through the lens of indigenous futurism, Gaby will help us reimagine technology in contexts that are free of oppressive colonialism.

Using a Twine game, Gaby will explore how technology is seen as “new/advanced” but indigenous traditions are seen as “old/outdated” when in fact the two can coexist. She’ll go over different forms of expression of technology/AI in videogames, examples that successfully showcase technological advancement, as well as examples that emulate colonialist behaviours.

Indigenous futurisms can help mend the gap that exists between technology and indigenous cultures as a result of colonialist attitudes – learn how.