Self-determination in a Digital Age is a project I co-lead with Dr. Diego Soares (Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil) in partnership with one Kayapó community (Brazil) and a local Kayapó NGO. The project explores the centrality of digital “media worlds” in one Kayapó village, paying attention to the production, consumption, and reception of digital media technologies. From an approach that combines the strengths of feminist political ecology, Science and Technology Studies, and decolonizing research methodologies we offer an intersectional analysis of different generational and gendered conceptualizations of and engagements with digital media technologies as well as their circulations across time and space. With a strong engagement component of this work, we are working with the community on building a digital media center and training youth in digital media production. Since January 2015 we have partnered with EPICS at Purdue University on this project (https://engineering.purdue.edu/EPICS) and have a large team of graduate and undergraduate students from UFU and Purdue working with us. Stay posted for more information.
Check out work from the Purdue 2017 Envrionmental and Ecological design team here:
and ongoing work at this blog/webiste: www.kokojagoti.org