IMAA: Digital Shift – Opening Ceremony

Six online weekly round-table discussions
Opening Ceremony: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Digital Shift will be comprised of six weekly sessions, held online from 10am -12pm (Pacific time) each Thursday from September 17 to October 22, 2020. Each session will be made up of a one hour round-table conversation, followed by a virtual break-out, where participants will gather in working groups to discuss the issues raised during the conversation.

The six weekly round-tables will be focused on Indigenous digital sovereignty; racial justice and inclusivity; access, accessibility, and the Digital Divide; artists’ digital rights, including fair payment and intellectual property; and digital ethics, AI, algorithms, privacy and surveillance.

The Opening Ceremony will be held on September 16 at 10am PST.

Digital Shift will also showcase the work of artists from the Pacific Region (BC and the Yukon) through a rotating weekly program of film screenings, online artists’ works, and virtual walks by artists through different territories within the region. These pieces will be shown from September 17 to October 28.

More information on the round-tables and artistic programming to come! Go to our website for a detailed schedule:

Digital Shift is hosted by the FLUX Media Gallery, which is situated on the ancestral and un-ceded territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, including the WSANEC peoples of the Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tseycum and Tsawout First Nations (Victoria BC). The Gathering is presented in partnership with the Media Arts Alliance of the Pacific (MAAP), the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC) and IMAA.

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