Capitalist – A political and economic system where resources, trade, and industry are controlled by private owners to produce profit. In the past 500 years, this system has gradually grown to encompass more of society, made possible through colonization, the Atlantic slave trade, and modernized forms of labour and resource extraction.
Critique – To assess and provide a detailed analysis of something. Artists often engage in critiques as a group activity to further their work.
Colonialist or Colonization – When one country or group of people tries to take control of another.
Digital Sovereignty – The idea that users should have control over their digital data and control its use and access.
Discourse – the large discussions being had by people across a specific field or on a specific topic.
Hardware – Physical machinery used to run computer programs, systems, and code; the “body” to software’s “brain.”
Historical Precedents – Situations, people, places and things from the past that provide ways for understanding relations today.
Ideology – The set of norms and beliefs that inform the way one experiences their world and reality
Indigenous – The original inhabitants of a land. In Canada, the term Indigenous peoples refers to those who are First Nations, Métis, or Inuit