The International Image Festival is an event of electronic arts and digital culture organized by the Visual Design Department at the Universidad de Caldas in Colombia since 1997. This year, the Festival will host ISEA2017, one of the most important symposiums on Electronic Art in the world, and for the first time will be held in a Latin American country.

At the same time, the Festival will be part of selected cultural events in the ’Crusade Season France-Colombia’ initiative, led by the French Institute and the Ministry of Culture.

In this space, you’ll find the reunited programming for the 16th International Image Festival and ISEA 2017. This app enables you to create your own schedule for attending certain events during the Festival.

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Tuesday, June 13 • 16:45 - 17:00
9º EDUCATION FORUM ISEA2017 | Blackfoot blogs and the charm of languages

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Social media offer novel strategies for preserving endangered languages. The emergence of YouTube offers one platform to couple videography with the oral tradition to preserve features of the spoken word such as accent and cadence. Blogs and apps hold potential for sharing stories in aboriginal languages, but the critical mass required to keep a language vibrant often exceeds the number of native speakers. Therefore best the strategy may be to start sharing aboriginal languages with members of the general public to create the critical mass needed and to inject them with new energy. Starting the conversation will be difficult since there are purists who prefer a community centred approach despite the dwindling number of speakers. I will examine the status of this project and make the case for expanding the Blackfoot language beyond its cultural boundaries.


Eldon Yellowhorn

Researcher in archaeology and archaeoastronomy. He is interested in the interactions between Indians and archaeology and contributes to the emerging field of indigenous archeology. As a researcher in Native Studies he has focuses on examining Aboriginal peoples' experience in the... Read More →

Tuesday June 13, 2017 16:45 - 17:00 GMT-05
Auditorio Carlos Náder - Edificio Orlando Sierra - Campus Central - Universidad de Caldas Calle 65 # 26 -10

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