Drone Activist and Filmmaker Myron Dewey Visits GMTaC Lab

Myron Dewey (Newe-Numah/Paiute-Shoshone) is an indigenous citizen journalist, educator, documentary filmmaker and the developer of Digital Smoke Signals, a social networking and filmmaking initiative, emerging out of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline project of 2016-17. Using a full range of contemporary media, including drone technologies, Dewey has pioneered the blending of citizen monitoring, documentary filmmaking, and social networking in the cause of environment, social justice and indigenous people’s rights; he co-directed the 2017 award-winning documentary, Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock.

  • November 14th, 7-9 pm: Screening of Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock (Location: Building 32, Room 155)
  • November 15th, 5-6:30 pm: Civic Arts Series lecture by Myron Dewey, “Protecting the Water in Solidarity and Unity.” This series is part of the Comparative Media Studies graduate program Colloquium, featuring talks by artists and activists who are making innovative uses of media to reshape the possibilities of art as a source of civic imagination, experience and advocacy. Respondents to the talk will be Nick Brown, School of Architecture & History Department, Northeastern University and Marisa Morán Jahn, Visiting Artist at Art, Culture, Technology, MIT. The talk is also sponsored by the Global Media Technologies and Cultures Lab. For more information, visit https://cmsw.mit.edu/event/civic-arts-series-myron-dewey/ (Location: Building E15, Room 001)