2006 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
Newman, Joaquin Alejandro
My proposal for the New Media Fellowship is a web-based exploration of our shared experiences of death, myth, and mourning to reconnect people to their own humanity. Through the honoring of ancient ways, and application of indigenous knowledge, I seek to make sacred a part of the Internet where visitors and viewers can submit the names and stories of deceased relatives into a visualized, shareable database: the Online Journey to Mictlan.
online; web; Flash; myth; ritual; indigenous art; public art; dance; culture; Indian; Latino; spiritualism; network; education; religion