Elizabeth LaPensée, Ph.D., is an award-winning designer, writer, artist, and researcher who creates and studies Indigenous-led media such as games and comics. She is Anishinaabe with family from Bay Mills, Métis, and Irish. She is an Assistant Professor of Media and Information and Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University, and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow.
She designed and created art for Thunderbird Strike (2017), a lightning-searing side-scroller game which won Best Digital Media at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2017. Most recently, she designed When Rivers Were Trails (2019), a 2D adventure game following a displaced Anishinaabe during allotment in the 1890s that won the Adaptation Award at IndieCade 2019.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUMANS & NATURE:
- Continuum of Continuance
From Minding Nature’s Spring 2020, Volume 13, Number 2 issue.