Kim Christen

I am the Director of Digital Initiatives for the College of Arts and Sciences,┬áProfessor and Director of the Digital Technology and Culture program, and the Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University. My work explores the intersections of cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, the ethics of openness, and the use of digital technologies in and by Indigenous communities globally. I direct several projects including: the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal, a collaboratively curated site of Plateau cultural materials; Mukurtu CMS, a free and open source content management system and community digital archive platform designed to meet the curatorial and archival needs of Indigenous communities; and the Sustainable Heritage Network, an online initiative┬ádedicated to making the preservation and digitization of cultural heritage materials sustainable, simple, and secure. I am also the co-Director of Local Contexts, an educational platform offering an innovative set of traditional knowledge (TK) licenses and labels. This site contains links to my publications, presentations, and projects.

 

Questions? Contact me @ kachristen@wsu.edu