Keynote Speakers

Padmini Ray Murray

Dr Padmini Ray Murray is a faculty member at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology where she runs the Digital Humanities programme. Her research interests and publications encompass comics and games studies, feminism and feminist protest, the history of the book as well as the role of cultural specificity in the digital world.

Dismantling the Master’s House: Practising DH in the Global South

Padmini Ray Murray will draw on examples from her own practice and research as well as those of colleagues in the global south to discuss the practice of “archive-jamming” — a term which she uses to describe how transformative practice within the digital and cultural archive can be used as a tool of decolonisation, as well as social justice.


Elizabeth LaPensée

Elizabeth LaPensée, Ph.D. expresses herself through writing, design, and art in games, comics, transmedia, and animation. She is Anishinaabe, Métis, and Irish, living near the Great Lakes as an Assistant Professor of Media & Information and Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures at Michigan State University.

Games as Sovereign Spaces

From the motion game Manoominike to the singing game Honour Water to the language game Mikan, Elizabeth LaPensée discusses the development process and design of Anishinaabeg games in the context of reifying sovereignty through digital games.