We are an interdisciplinary research group and production studio led by Dr. Kate Hennessy at Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT). We are located in Surrey, British Columbia, minutes from Vancouver B.C., on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. We explore the collaborative development and evaluation of culturally specific applications of new media in public space, museums and communities, both online and on the ground. Our research is grounded in media-making, artistic practice, and ethnography of media in social practice. We are interested in materiality, ethics, and diverse cultures of making. Participatory production and research methodologies are emphasized, as are the development of reciprocal research, curatorial, and media production relationships with heritage institutions, Indigenous communities, and artists.
Video Produced by Justine Crawford, with additional videography by Aynur Kadir, Fiona P. McDonald, Stephanie Taniguchi, and Ali Huynh.