Augmented Humanity

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Augmented Humanity is produced by the New Mexico Humanities Council in partnership with KUNM.  Our guests on this show are modern explorers working at the intersection of technology and the humanities who help us to understand ourselves and the worlds we create in this digital age. They are thinkers, creators, makers and academics, all working in diverse fields. Together we discuss what we can understand about ourselves and others with the use of this technology; how the technology changes us or advances us; the implications for public or academic humanities; and the best tools and practices for applying this technology. Host Ellen Dornan is the digital humanities program officer for NMHC. Host Craig Goldsmith owns 1uffakind Design and is the host of The Coffee Express on KUNM. 

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Jennifer Jenkins, Principal Investigator with the Tribesourcing Southwest Film Project, works at the intersection of literature, film, and archival curation in the American Southwest and northern Mexico, with faculty appointments at the University of Arizona. We’re also joined by Project Manager Melissa Dollman. Melissa is an A/V archivist, researcher, and PhD candidate at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Jennifer Jenkins, Principal Investigator with the Tribesourcing Southwest Film Project, works at the intersection of literature, film, and archival curation in the American Southwest and northern Mexico, with faculty appointments at the University of Arizona. We’re also joined by Project Manager Melissa Dollman. Melissa is an A/V archivist, researcher, and PhD candidate at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Jennifer Jenkins, Principal Investigator with the Tribesourcing Southwest Film Project, works at the intersection of literature, film, and archival curation in the American Southwest and northern Mexico, with faculty appointments at the University of Arizona. We’re also joined by Project Manager Melissa Dollman. Melissa is an A/V archivist, researcher, and PhD candidate at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Jennifer Jenkins, Principal Investigator with the Tribesourcing Southwest Film Project, works at the intersection of literature, film, and archival curation in the American Southwest and northern Mexico, with faculty appointments at the University of Arizona. We’re also joined by Project Manager Melissa Dollman. Melissa is an A/V archivist, researcher, and PhD candidate at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Cultural Technology Ep 4: Collaboration at a Distance

May 25, 2020

Miriam Langer and Lauren Addario are coordinating cultural technology services to assist New Mexico museums and historic sites affected by the pandemic to address their technological needs. Miriam Langer is an artist, maker, and the Chair of the Media Arts and Technology department at New Mexico Highlands University. Lauren Addario teaches emerging technologies design for New Mexico Highlands' Media Arts department.

Cultural Technology Ep 3: Emergency Cultural Services

May 18, 2020

Miriam Langer and Lauren Addario are coordinating cultural technology services to assist New Mexico museums and historic sites affected by the pandemic to address their technological needs. Miriam Langer is an artist, maker, and the Chair of the Media Arts and Technology department at New Mexico Highlands University. Lauren Addario teaches emerging technologies design for New Mexico Highlands' Media Arts department.

Cultural Technology Ep 2: Multisensory Museum Experiences

May 11, 2020

Miriam Langer and Lauren Addario are coordinating cultural technology services to assist New Mexico museums and historic sites affected by the pandemic to address their technological needs. Miriam Langer is an artist, maker, and the Chair of the Media Arts and Technology department at New Mexico Highlands University. Lauren Addario teaches emerging technologies design for New Mexico Highlands' Media Arts department.

Miriam Langer and Lauren Addario are coordinating cultural technology services to assist New Mexico museums and historic sites affected by the pandemic to address their technological needs. Miriam Langer is an artist, maker, and the Chair of the Media Arts and Technology department at New Mexico Highlands University. Lauren Addario teaches emerging technologies design for New Mexico Highlands'

 Wrong Theory Protocol Dr. Vanessa Svihla, author of Wrong Theory Protocol, is an associate professor in the University of New Mexico’s  Organization, Information & Learning Sciences program and in the School of Engineering, where she is a special assistant to the Dean. Dr. Svihla is a learning scientist, whose research focuses on how people learn when they design. In 2018 she received the National Science Foundation CAREER award to study how people develop agency not just to solve problems, but to frame and reframe them.

Wrong Theory Protocol Ep 3: Ambitious and Wicked Problems

Apr 20, 2020

 Wrong Theory Protocol Dr. Vanessa Svihla, author of Wrong Theory Protocol, is an associate professor in the University of New Mexico’s  Organization, Information & Learning Sciences program and in the School of Engineering, where she is a special assistant to the Dean. Dr. Svihla is a learning scientist, whose research focuses on how people learn when they design. In 2018 she received the National Science Foundation CAREER award to study how people develop agency not just to solve problems, but to frame and reframe them.

Wrong Theory Protocol Ep 2: Pursuing Catastrophic Failure

Apr 13, 2020

 Wrong Theory Protocol Dr. Vanessa Svihla, author of Wrong Theory Protocol, is an associate professor in the University of New Mexico’s  Organization, Information & Learning Sciences program and in the School of Engineering, where she is a special assistant to the Dean. Dr. Svihla is a learning scientist, whose research focuses on how people learn when they design. In 2018 she received the National Science Foundation CAREER award to study how people develop agency not just to solve problems, but to frame and reframe them.

Wrong Theory Protocol Ep 1: The Science of Great Ideas

Apr 6, 2020

 Wrong Theory Protocol Dr. Vanessa Svihla, author of Wrong Theory Protocol, is an associate professor in the University of New Mexico’s  Organization, Information & Learning Sciences program and in the School of Engineering, where she is a special assistant to the Dean. Dr. Svihla is a learning scientist, whose research focuses on how people learn when they design. In 2018 she received the National Science Foundation CAREER award to study how people develop agency not just to solve problems, but to frame and reframe them.

Ethan Moses Ep 4: Engineering Old Tech for 3D Printing

Mar 23, 2020

Ethan Moses is a maker, designer and fabricator specializing in some of the oldest forms of chemical photography. He utilizes state-of-the-art digital fabrication techniques like 3D printing and laser cutting to create cameras based on old designs and expired patents. He is a regular contributor to online magazines and blogs about chemical photography like Emulsive, Film Shooters Collective and 35 millimeter collective. He teaches chemical photography techniques online and at makerspaces. Ethan is also a member of the board of directors of Quelab, a makerspace in Albuquerque.

Ethan Moses Ep 3: Economic Models in the Open Source Era

Mar 16, 2020

Ethan Moses is a maker, designer and fabricator specializing in some of the oldest forms of chemical photography. He utilizes state-of-the-art digital fabrication techniques like 3D printing and laser cutting to create cameras based on old designs and expired patents. He is a regular contributor to online magazines and blogs about chemical photography like Emulsive, Film Shooters Collective and 35 millimeter collective. He teaches chemical photography techniques online and at makerspaces. Ethan is also a member of the board of directors of Quelab, a makerspace in Albuquerque.

Ethan Moses Ep 2: Democratization of Fabrication

Mar 9, 2020

Ethan Moses is a maker, designer and fabricator specializing in some of the oldest forms of chemical photography. He utilizes state-of-the-art digital fabrication techniques like 3D printing and laser cutting to create cameras based on old designs and expired patents. He is a regular contributor to online magazines and blogs about chemical photography like Emulsive, Film Shooters Collective and 35 millimeter collective. He teaches chemical photography techniques online and at makerspaces. Ethan is also a member of the board of directors of Quelab, a makerspace in Albuquerque.

Ethan Moses Ep 1: Archaic Tech Made New

Mar 2, 2020

Ethan Moses is a maker, designer and fabricator specializing in some of the oldest forms of chemical photography. He utilizes state-of-the-art digital fabrication techniques like 3D printing and laser cutting to create cameras based on old designs and expired patents. He is a regular contributor to online magazines and blogs about chemical photography like Emulsive, Film Shooters Collective and 35 millimeter collective. He teaches chemical photography techniques online and at makerspaces. Ethan is also a member of the board of directors of Quelab, a makerspace in Albuquerque.

Indigenous Futurisms Ep 4: Indigenous Cosplay and Fandoms

Feb 25, 2020

Dr. Lee Francis from Laguna Pueblo, the CEO and founder of Native Realities, talks about indigenous futurisms and the importance of creating new worlds. His current projects include running Red Planet Comics and organizing global events like Indigenous Comicon and Indigipop X. As the "Head Indiginerd", Lee is dedicated to changing the perceptions and representations of indigenous people in and through popular culture.

Dr. Lee Francis from Laguna Pueblo, the CEO and founder of Native Realities, talks about indigenous futurisms and the importance of creating new worlds. His current projects include running Red Planet Comics and organizing global events like Indigenous Comicon and Indigipop X. As the "Head Indiginerd", Lee is dedicated to changing the perceptions and representations of indigenous people in and through popular culture.

Dr. Lee Francis from Laguna Pueblo, the CEO and founder of Native Realities, talks about indigenous futurisms and the importance of creating new worlds. His current projects include running Red Planet Comics and organizing global events like Indigenous Comicon and Indigipop X. As the "Head Indiginerd", Lee is dedicated to changing the perceptions and representations of indigenous people in and through popular culture.

Indigenous Futurisms Ep 1: Making of an Indiginerd

Feb 3, 2020

Dr. Lee Francis from Laguna Pueblo, the CEO and founder of Native Realities, talks about indigenous futurisms and the importance of creating new worlds. His current projects include running Red Planet Comics and organizing global events like Indigenous Comicon and Indigipop X. As the "Head Indiginerd", Lee is dedicated to changing the perceptions and representations of indigenous people in and through popular culture.

Open Access Government Ep 4: Evolving Government 2.0

Jan 29, 2020

 

  Learn about government data and citizen engagement with Peter St. Cyr, the director of Open Access New Mexico, a non-profit that advocates for access to online government information and provides training and tools for data-driven citizen engagement. Peter is an experienced journalist with a long history of investigating political corruption and has been recognized for excellence by his peers at both the national and state level.

Open Access Government Ep 2: Balancing Access & Privacy

Jan 13, 2020

Learn about government data and citizen engagement with Peter St. Cyr, the director of Open Access New Mexico, a non-profit that advocates for access to online government information and provides training and tools for data-driven citizen engagement. Peter is an experienced journalist with a long history of investigating political corruption and has been recognized for excellence by his peers at both the national and state level.

Open Access Government Ep 1: Leveraging Government Data

Jan 6, 2020

   Learn about government data and citizen engagement with Peter St. Cyr, the director of Open Access New Mexico, a non-profit that advocates for access to online government information and provides training and tools for data-driven citizen engagement. Peter is an experienced journalist with a long history of investigating political corruption and has been recognized for excellence by his peers at both the national and state level.

Shane Flores and Rebecca Sharp, both from New Mexico Highlands University, talk about building and activating the digital archive of the Manitos Community Memory Project, which uses a range of technology to preserve the unique Indo Hispano culture of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.

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