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Crows, Eels, and Headsets: Entwining human and nonhuman futurities with Michelle Lee Brown
September 28 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Join us for a live Zoom broadcast of Michelle Brown Lee’s presentation, view online or join a live-cast in CCS122.
Michelle Lee Brown Bio (from WSU website):
Michelle Lee Brown is the Assistant Professor of Indigenous Knowledge, Data Sovereignty, and Decolonization at Washington State University, in their Digital Technology and Culture Program. She is a recent Eastman Fellow at Dartmouth College in their department of Native American and Indigenous Studies, and recently completed her PhD in the Indigenous Politics and Futures Studies programs in the Political Science Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her work articulates Indigenous political praxis and futures through digital SF; she has published peer-reviewed work on the “Never Alone” video game, a methods chapter on Indigenous political theory approaches to videogame research, and “Liminal” – a comic in the recent Relational Constellation collection from MSU Press and Native Realities Press. She is part of the Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence Working Group, and her chapter in the Position Paper is titled “Wriggling Through Muddy Waters: Revitalizing Euskadunak Practices with AI Systems.”
Euskalduna from Lapurdi (Biarritz/Miarritze Côte des Basques), she grew up on Wampanoag territories around Buzzards Bay and now lives on Umatilla, Cayuse, and Walla Walla lands and waters. She strives to uphold her relational commitments to these communities and is grateful to be working with WSU and DTC to imagine and build otherwise.
More about her practice and praxis can be found at www.michelleleebrown.com