Indigenous Modernity’s and Futurism: A Better Dance and Better Prayers
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Indigenous Modernity’s and Futurism: A Better Dance and Better Prayers
In the early twentieth century, art futurism exists where the modern world’s dynamism and energy are captured in art, and visualizing the future. In the book “A better days and better prayers,” Lewis proposes that man’s linear extension would be less than real artificial intelligence (AI). They would be entirely unknowable and ineffable of a different order than humanity, and people could only understand such an entity by a metaphor. In the book, human beings find it hard to describe the AI’s interactions because it employs a burning bush imagery, which equivalent intermediary between the creators and itself. In fact, twenty-five years later, this idea of “sailing the old sea and the new” becomes the lens through which the aboriginal people relate to the vast cyberspace. Thus, people must keep ancestral dreams; but with AI, people have to go through this new reality; the new dream.[Jason Lewis. “A better dance and better prayers: systems, structures, and the future imaginary in Aboriginal new media.” Coded Territories: Tracing indigenous pathways in new media art (2014): 57]
The author narrates how people retell stories about the past using stories, celebrations of heritage, and argue using academics by utilizing history. Often, people doubt the uncertainty of the future, and on speculations on what communities will be like in thousands of years to come. The title, “After the dance,” is set in a future whereby the white people are cleansed from Turtle Island; and only one white person is remaining saved from the apocalypse. This expresses the predicaments faced by people who wish to see their future descendants. Subsequently, people opt to play computer games, reading, swimming, and other fun activities to erase the fears of the uncertainty of life. The author calls it madness.
Apparently, the author tells us that for nearly 500years, we shared a past, present, and future. But as we dream of science fiction, rarely do we appear in those dreams, and this absence should worry us because it suggests the non-existence of the indigenous people in the future. The book; walking in t

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