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Infusing Virtual Worlds with Indigenous Science and Neurodiversity

Description

Western Science has a lot to learn from Indigenous Science, it’s a co-evolution of HCI (Human Computer Interaction) knowledge that is so key, right now. We are in the tools building decade. For the past several years LINK (Living Indigenous Network of Knowledge) has been at the forefront building XR tools for global Indigenous communities to create their own stories. At the same time AXRI has been building tools and understanding for neurodivergent communities to participate in virtual worlds/building. At the very core, it's about embedding and/or infusing Indigenous and Neurodivergent values and essence into any object oriented design processes. It's integrated thinking and individualized storytelling at a time where we haven’t yet finished the “proverbial" book on Universal Access & Design. This realtime conversation of what is happening in Russia/Ukraine applies. The LINK of tribal networks can use XR to cross borders and boundaries to help tell stories and be translators when physical access is shut down.

Speakers

Virtual Designer and Neurodiversity Advocate , AXR Institute
Professor , University of Idaho
Research Scientist , University of Idaho
Tech Humanist, XR Strategist , The Collaboratorium

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