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Indigenous Peoples Are Decolonizing Virtual Worlds

In an industry marred by its lack of self-awareness, one project is creating a more inclusive vision of the world

Cecilia Keating
Aug 20, 2018 · 7 min read
“Hunter of the Altered Game” by Ray Caplin, 2015. Image courtesy of AbTec’s Illustrating the Future Imaginary project.

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“Māhoe.” by Briana Makanamaikalani Wright, 2017. Image courtesy of Nā ‘Anae Mahiki collective. 2017.

“Do we really want those biases trained into future technologies and A.I.?”

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“ᐋᐣᒋᓈᑯᐑᐦᐃᑎᓱ /aandjinaagowiihidizoaandjinaagowiihidizo /s/t/h/e/y transfigure themselves” by Connor Pion, 2017. Courtesy of AbTec’s Illustrating the Future Imaginary project.

“We are, sadly, at the stage where simply stating Indigenous presence is a still a radical thing, in both the real world and within virtual spaces.”

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“Pueo” by Briana Makanamaikalani Wright, 2017. Courtesy of AbTec’s Illustrating the Future Imaginary project.

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