Introduction

  • Josh Harle Director of Tactical Space Lab, UNSW Visiting Fellow
  • Angie Abdilla Old Ways, New
  • Andrew Newman Research Institute for Art and Technology
Keywords: culture, technology, digital media, art, storytelling

Abstract

This is a book about storytelling: the stories that we tell to make sense of the world and share knowledge, and how these stories determine how we live. Storytelling is a cultural activity which is both epistemological, and ontological, and embedded in these stories are the values and perspectives held by the communities that tell them.

Author Biographies

Josh Harle, Director of Tactical Space Lab, UNSW Visiting Fellow

Dr Josh Harle is a multidisciplinary researcher and media artist with a background in computer science, philosophy, and fine arts. His practice explores the contemporary use of digital technologies to map and make sense of the world, critiquing the opaquely ideological practice of digital capture. He is the founder and director of Tactical Space Lab, an experimental VR studio, and a UNSW Art & Design Visiting Fellow.

Angie Abdilla, Old Ways, New

Angie Abdilla Trawlwoolway (Tasmanian Aboriginal), founder and CEO of Old Ways, New, leads the team of Indigenous consultants and technologists, developing social and environmental sustainability through integrated research, service and product design, and the development of deep technologies - all informed by our old ways, new. Angie is a Fellow of The Ethics Centre and regularly lectures on human-technology interactions and interrelationships at the University of Technology Sydney.

Andrew Newman, Research Institute for Art and Technology

Andrew​ ​Newman​ researches ​Artistic​ ​Technology​ ​at​ ​RIAT.​ ​His​ ​focus​ ​is on​ ​knowledge​ ​production​ ​in​ ​outsider epistemic​ ​cultures.​ ​He​ ​is​ ​a​ ​founding editor​ ​of​ ​the​ ​​Journal​ ​for​ ​Research Cultures​,​ ​his​ ​publications​ ​include​ ​“Fake Organum:​ ​The​ ​Uneasy​ ​Institutionalisation  of​ ​Art​ ​as​ ​Research”​ ​(2017),​ ​“Cryptocurrencies​ ​as​ ​Distributed​ ​Community Experiments”​ ​(2014)​ ​and​ ​“Experimental Cultures​ ​and​ ​Epistemic​ ​Spaces​ ​in​ ​Artistic  Research”

Published
2018-10-15
How to Cite
Harle, Josh, Angie Abdilla, and Andrew Newman. 2018. “Introduction”. In Decolonising the Digital: Technology As Cultural Practice, 9-16. Sydney: Tactical Space Lab. http://ojs.decolonising.digital/index.php/decolonising_digital/article/view/Introduction.
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Introduction