Aztecas del norte, mojados, Indigenous peoples, First Nations People, mestizos, mestizas, Redskins, American Indians, Mexican Indians, Mexican, Native Americans, Natives, savages, minorities, "other," at risk peoples or asterisks* peoples are some names or codes the Indigenous body is subjected to using settler colonialist language. To be named by the colonizer silences. To be categorized as a placeholder in a growing web of data is erasure. Both are violent. This dehumanization is enabled by a gilded history passed down through generations of underrepresented and now coded bodies, one that necessitates an interference which aims to undo this settler-colonialist structuring and catapult progress.
As an Indigenous-Mestiza cyberfeminist, I seek to contemporize Indigeneity through my own Mestiza lineage alongside my passion and interest in Artificial Intelligence. More specifically, AI philosophy, AI ethics, Indigenous Studies, Critical Theory, Design Justice, Anti-Colonialism, Cyberfeminism and the Humanities. By deeply exploring the social and cultural implications AI has as a colonial posthuman organism, I seek to find ways that refuse while amplifying soveriegnty. Some concepts I explore in my writing, praxis and artistic meduims are intergenerational trauma/body memory, de/colonization and the decolonial gesture, digital flesh/the digital body, digital attunement, and the technological haunt.