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XXIV.1 January - February 2017
Page: 46
Digital Citation

Walking and wiring the land: Indigenous art practice in games


Authors:
Elizabeth LaPensée, Vicki Moulder

  In the following conversation, Vicki Moulder and Elizabeth LaPensée discuss the intersections of game development and LaPensée’s artistic practice. LaPensée’s social impact game Techno Medicine Wheel brings the digital to the land by using QR codes to encourage active engagement with traditional medicinal plants growing in urban spaces. Her motion game Manoominike brings the land to the digital in an exhibition that passes on vital teachings about wild ricing with an emphasis on reciprocity. Her singing game Honour Water merges both by using gameplay to pass on water songs that can and should be sung anywhere. Although different in…




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