We are living in the post-apocalypse. We are also ongoing. Indigenous futurisms, a term coined by Anishinaabe scholar Grace L. Dillon, refers to Indigenous ways of knowing about past, present, and future. In this talk, Elizabeth LaPensée speaks to her work which resonates Indigenous scientific literacies and futurisms through game aesthetics and mechanics, offering insights into game design which honors the past and enacts self-determination in the present.
Collaboration for Inclusive Games, 2017
For developers who want to help increase inclusive representation in games, there is a fine line between genuine representation and appropriation. Elizabeth LaPensée provides tips about best approaches for inclusivity during game development through meaningful collaboration and self-determination.
Healing Historical Trauma Through Games, 2015
Elizabeth LaPensée speaks to motivations for and examples of healing historical trauma through games as well as promising practices in game development at Diwrnod yng Nghymru Fydd // A Day in Future Wales 2015.
The Fire That Has Always Been That Always Will Be: Indigenous Comics and Games, 2015
A welcoming statement by Elizabeth LaPensée for An Evening to Celebrate Indigenous Games and Comics that kicks off Planet IndigenUS 2015.
The Gift of Food: A Pacific Northwest Native Board Game, 2015
Elizabeth LaPensée speaking on The Gift of Food, a board game she designed for the Northwest Indian College, at Canadian Indigenous/Native Studies Association 2015: Survivance & Reconciliation: 7 Forward / 7 Back.
Natives in Game Dev, 2015
A welcoming statement by Elizabeth LaPensée for the Natives in Game Dev Gathering hosted by Brenda Romero and Games and Playable Media at UCSC.
Indigenous Games Our Way, 2015
At the request of Dames Making Games, Elizabeth LaPensée speaks to her work in games, comics, and animations.