Category Archives: Language

What happened at the symposium…

Many thanks to everyone who made the Digital Natives Symposium such a great event. It will give us a great deal to consider and reflect upon as we move toward producing a publication for the project. Since so many of … Continue reading

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An anecdote about naming and language:

In the summer of 2010, an idea was circulated in the press that concerned the suggested renaming of Stanley Park in recognition of the Squamish village once located within the present boundaries of the popular tourist destination. With the heightened … Continue reading

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Distance is not an evil that should be abolished. It is the normal condition of any communication.

These words of Jacques Rancière’s have been taken from a speech entitled “The Emancipated Spectator” that he originally addressed to the 5th International Summer Academy in Frankfurt, Germany on 20 August 2004, and which has since been compiled as part … Continue reading

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Learning through translation

I’m so grateful to Marianne and Gloria Nicolson for their work in translating some of the Digital Natives messages to Kwak’wala. We had a fascinating email exchange about how to convey the meaning of several of the messages in English, … Continue reading

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First Nations Relationship Status: It’s Complicated

I think this Facebook inspired tweet gives my best reflection on the complicated nature of both the contested land, my own identity and the rise of social media in our contemporary world. My tweet is “First Nations Relationship Status: It’s … Continue reading

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Michael Turner’s blog

Michael talks about his contribution & the project in general here.

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Hot Spot

I love this billboard. It’s a rare example of how a familiar sort of object can carry irony right up from its underpinnings. In this most regulated city, it maneuvers its way past being out of place, and brings the … Continue reading

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