University of Waterloo
Aynur Kadir is an assistant professor of Digital Media Arts at the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on practices and theories of design and the study of interactive multimedia in the humanities, ethnographic practice and museum curation. She has been working with local communities in the Pacific Northwest and in the Six Nation Territories in Canada to develop digital media that document, manage, safeguard, and represent Indigenous cultural heritage. The ultimate goal of her research is to conceptualize the poetics and politics of interactive media in the representation of traditional knowledge and memory; challenge knowledge hierarchy and facilitate the accessibility of traditional or academic knowledge to the wider public, decolonizing digital technologies and contribute to the ethical use of new media through collaboration.