Monthly Archives: April 2009

Scathing review of Remix: New modernities in a post-Indian world

Posted on April 22, 2009, 3:44 pm, by Angela, under Uncategorized.

The Globe and Mail article “Aboriginal art show riddled with clichés” critiques the show Remix: New modernities in a post-Indian world, now showing at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Digital Drum: Aboriginal Media Production

Posted on April 8, 2009, 3:04 pm, by Jason, under Uncategorized.

Beth pointed us to a new resource for talking about and disseminating Aboriginally-created media, sponsored by APTN, called Digital Drum: Digital Drum is a place for Aboriginal Cultural expression — for example: storytelling, media literacy, community traditions, activism and music. One of the main ideas for us was that Digital Drum | Tambour digital would […]

Interview with Michael Sheyahshe

Posted on April 6, 2009, 1:38 pm, by Elizabeth LaPensée, under Artists, PEOPLE.

Michael Sheyahshe, who owns alterNative Media, is the author of Native Americans in Comic Books, which explores Native representation in the comic book field. Since it’s such a small world, he is also friends with Steve Sanderson, a comic book artist and writer who has participated as a guest mentor at the AbTeC Skins workshop […]

Newsletter #18 – Resident Evil 5 Racism Controversy Spreads to Mainstream Media, Will Games Grow Up?, and How an Online World Ends

Posted on April 2, 2009, 12:27 pm, by Morgan, under NEWSLETTER.

WHILE it’s hard to argue that games – and gamers – haven’t gotten more sophisticated over the past 20 years since their invention in some ways they are still stuck in what could be compared to the Silver Age of Film. While animations and graphics are rendered during runtime in a kind of fidelity that is increasingly indistinguishable from the pre-rendered graphics used in movies, they have yet to capture the breadth of content – and diverse audiences – that films have. Perhaps a better point of comparison than film is music, however, specifically Hip-Hop – which, despite it’s incredible popularity, is is still portrayed in the mainstream media as being mostly sexist and violent. In actuality it is an an incredibly diverse popular medium, and even more so if you one of the subscribers the the whole “4 elements of hip-hop” school of thought – the culture it spans then includes breaking, DJing, graffiti, and MCing. It makes one wonder what the 4 elements of gaming could be?

First Nations / Second Life

Posted on April 1, 2009, 10:39 am, by Jason, under Uncategorized.

Skawennati and I were interviewed about AbTeC for Concordia’s in-house alumni magazine. The article just came out—and Hunter has his first cover: