Wampum.Codes

Wampum.Codes

Artist and Technologist Amelia Winger-Bearskin interviews native and indigenous people who make cool things with new technologies.

Episodes

August 11, 2023 62 mins

In this episode, our host, Amelia Winger-Bearskin, chats with musician, composer, and illustrator Oliva Komancheet about making music, keeping skills sharp, the magic of water, and connecting to ancestral wisdom.

To learn more about Olivia and listen to some of her music, check out the following links:

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Water is Life
This conversation aired live at Mozilla Festival March 20th 07:00 ET // 12:00 CET
you can view the immersive web VR experience here on Mozilla Hubs:
https://mozfest.myhubs.net/5AhCpr6/parables-experience

Witness an exchange about themes of Climate Justice and Water within Octavia E. Butler’s Parables series and connections to the work of brilliant cultural strategists, artists, scientists, and technologists...

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In this episode, the group chats with special guest, Lafayette Cruise, an urban planner, and futurist. Cruise’s practice engages projects at the intersection of urban planning and speculative fiction. We chat about Star Trek, public transit, storytelling, regalia, and more. Thanks for joining. 

Season 2 of the award-winning podcast Wampum.Codes bring you audio from live streams, on-location recordings, and some of the same formats y...

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Madebo Fatunde chats on live stream about the book Prophetic Culture, and what the practice of worlding can build for future generations.  Joined by members of Talk to Me About Water, this episode deepens our vibes on generational thinking and where to find hope in a changing world.

Season 2 of the award-winning podcast Wampum.Codes bring you audio from live streams, on-location recordings, and some of the same formats you know from...

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January 25, 2023 47 mins

Special Guest from the ISO (Indigenous Screen Office) Isabelle Ruiz, a Program Manager, (https://iso-bea.ca/staff/isabelle-ruiz/) joins a Climate Lounge Live stream with Martha Bearskin, Nour Batyne, and Eamon O'Connor to talk about immersive and interactive art incubators, residencies and why some artists are shy, like your host, Amelia Winger-Bearskin.

In this episode, we mention two opportunities for indigenous imm...

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In this episode,  Jon Corbett talks about ancestral code, his amazing coding language Cree#, and what it is like to build code from our ancestors one bead at a time, without breaking the thread.

You can read his interview with Daniel Temkin in Esoteric Codes here:
https://esoteric.codes/blog/jon-corbett

Jon Corbett's research website:
http://joncorbett.ca/default.html

Season 2 of the award-winning pod...

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In this episode host Amelia Winger-Bearskin (Seneca-Cayuga) debuts a new format: Climate Lounge a vibe shift for your day with members of the collective Talk to Me About Water, a group of global indigenous explorers who are seeking new ways to center the global water crisis in daily conversations.  In this episode, the guests talk about Artificial Intelligence, Deep Fakes, and join us as we wander through a particularly weird type ...

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A conversation with Game Designer, Writer, Musician, Coder, Beader and Artist Elizabeth LaPensée (Anishinaabe, Métis, and settler-Irish).  She has created groundbreaking works of indigenous game design and unique interactions with emerging technology since the internet was young. (Also, she beads pixel perfect screen shots from Super Mario Brothers in her spare time!)

We have known each other only though the internet and g...

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Indigenous Tech, Indigenous Knowledge: Wampum.codes as a model for decolonization

In this public panel, Amelia Winger-Bearskin brings together Indigenous artists, technologists and knowledge keepers to discuss how we can take an ethical approach to tech projects. The conversation will be a part of of Wampum.codes, her Mozilla Fellowship Project at the MIT Open Documentary Lab's Co-Creation Studio. Wampum is the practice of enco...

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Imagine being a 13 year old girl in the 90s and entering an AOL chat room where everyone is pretending to be YOU! The 90s:, dial-up, Rainbow Bright, and Eve LaFountain 'single handedly bringing down Disney's first reality TV show'.

In this episode Amelia and Eve chat about what it was like to be a teen Disney star, being Native in Santa Fe, Video Art, Experimental Film, Virtual Reality and were all early hac...

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March 23, 2020 82 mins

Me and MorningStar Angeline (MorningStar Angeline Wilson-Chippewa) get weird, wild and wonky while discussing her acting career, directorial debut and working crew on weird native films.  Most importantly we talk about how she is The Local Pedestrian Population (voice actor) in my favorite video game Red Dead Redemption 2.

Season 2 of the award-winning podcast Wampum.Codes bring you audio from live streams, on-location recordings, a...

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In this episode I chat with the director of the short film Little Chief, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2020.  Me and Erica are both from the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma and we chat about our ancestral land, the Cayuga language, shape shifters and migraine headaches which suck super hard.  We swear, but are also super nice I promise, it is just the New Yorker in us.

Season 2 of the award-winning podcast Wampum.Cod...

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We talk about Artificial Intelligence, quarantine, Coded Bias, and how wildlife trafficking has contributed to the the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dawn also talks about her film projects, her own podcast and her 3rd annual Freeland Film Festival in Green Lake, WI, which shares stories of inspiration - specific topics include human and wildlife trafficking, environmental issues, and Native American stories, especially centered aroun...

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The Shelter in Place order hit Los Angeles yesterday and comedy writer Joey Clift has already got jokes. Join us as we muse on life during shelter, how to help fellow artists friends, and talk Tig Nataro Twitter takeover. Joey also has a lot to say about cats and cat Facebook drama. I laugh a lot in this one.

Season 2 of the award-winning podcast Wampum.Codes bring you audio from live streams, on-location recordings, and some of the...

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Jade and Amelia talk about Jade's recent article for NDN Collective "Decolonizing Community Care in Response to COVID-19", life and love in the age of quarantine. We catch up on Jade's VR projects, 180 videos, magic and taking care of yourself.

Season 2 of the award-winning podcast Wampum.Codes bring you audio from live streams, on-location recordings, and some of the same formats you know from Season 1. Indigeno...

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In the second episode of Wampum.Codes Amelia Winger-Bearskin chats with DeLesslin "Roo" George-Warren about "Rock Hands" and naming new technologies in traditional native languages, wry tours of the Smithsonian, how native youth are the best and how not to lose hope during the Covid-19 shut in (...introverts it's your moment to shine!)

Season 2 of the award-winning podcast Wampum.Codes bring you audio from l...

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Amelia and Asha (two native Seneca women) talk about hacking tech for communal experiences, eating pancakes with virtual beings, transforming native casinos into Deep Space 9 and building an AR App for Theater geeks at an incubator on Broadway, NYC baby!

Season 2 of the award-winning podcast Wampum.Codes bring you audio from live streams, on-location recordings, and some of the same formats you know from Season 1. Indigenous guests ...

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