Work

Publications | Exhibitions | Presentations

2018

Glass, A., and Hennessy, K. (in press)
Museum Collections, Indigenous Knowledge, and Emergent Digital Networks. In, The Smithsonian Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 1. Smithsonian Institution. Forthcoming, 2018.

Ward, R. and Hennessy, K. (In Press, 2018)
(Ukelele) Strings of Knowledge: Tactile and Digital Interactivity with Archives and EthnographyIn Digital Echoes: Spaces for Intangible and Performance-based Cultural Heritage. Sarah Whatley, Rosmaria Kostic Cisneros, Amalia Sabiescu, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (pages forthcoming).

2017

Schaepe, D., Pennier, C., Hennessy, K., and Lyons, N. 2017)
Digital Sq’éwlets: A story of belongings, worldview and teachings. University of Melbourne Collections Issue 20, June 2017 (Special Issue: Future of the Object Symposium). Pp. 62-67.

Fortin, C., Hennessy, K., Bizzocchi, J. (2017)
Navigating the Museum: Reclaiming Living History with a Digital Toolbox. Leonardo (

Smith, T. and Hennessy, K.  Residue: Proximal Interactions [single channel video, 4 mins 38 s] in Stranger Lands at 500X Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Julie Libersat, curator. May 6 – June 6, 2017.

Kadir, A., Hennessy, K., Yalcin, O., DiPaola, S. (2017)
Embodied Interactions with a Sufi Dhikr Ritual: Negotiating Privacy and Transmission of Intangible Cultural Heritage in ‘Virtual Sama’.  Proceedings of Electronic Visualization and the Arts (EVA), London, June 2017. *Best Paper Award

Hennessy, K., Schaepe, D., Kadir, A., Lyons, N., and Pennier, C., with the Sq’ewlets Advisory Group [co-curators] (2017)
Sq’éwlets: A Stó:lō -Coast Salish Community in the Fraser River Valley. Exhibition celebrating the launch of digitalsqewlets.ca. Reach Gallery Museum. Abbotsford BC, January 26 – May 7 2017.

Muntean, R., Hennessy, K., Antle, A., Matkin, B., Rowley, S., Wilson, J. (2017)
Designing Tangible Interactions to Communicate Cultural Continuity: ʔeləw̓k̓ʷ — Belongings, a Tangible Table in c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city’ at the Museum of Anthropology. Proceedings of Museums and the Web, 2017, Cleveland: Archives and Museums Informatics. [link]

Muntean, R., Antle, A., Matkin, B., Hennessy, K., Rowley, S., Wilson, J. (2017)
Designing Cultural Values into Interaction. Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Human Interaction (CHI), ACM Press, 10 pgs.

2016

Ethnographic Terminalia Collective (2016)
The Photo-Essay is Dead, Long Live the Photo-Essay! (open-access publication, digital version forthcoming)

Inutiq, G. and Hennessy, K. (2016)
Interview: Geronimo Inutiq in Conversation with Kate Hennessy. In Geronimo Inutiq: ARCTIC NOISE.
Vancouver: grunt gallery, pp. 24-35. [download catalogue pdf]

Lyons, N., Schaepe, D., Hennessy, K., Blake, M., Pennier, C., Welch, J.R., McIntosh, K., Phillips, A., Charlie, B., Hall, C., Hall, L., Kadir, A., Point, A., Pennier, V., Phillips, R., Muntean, R., Williams, J. Jr., Williams, J. Sr., Chapman, J., Pennier, C. (2016)
Sharing Deep History as Digital Knowledge: An Ontology of the Sq’éwlets Website ProjectJournal of Social Archaeology 16 (3): 359-84.. [pdf]

Byler, D. and Kadir, A (2016)
Ms. Munirä’s Wedding Gifts: Trolling Uyghur Elite Society.  Art of Life in Chinese Central Asia (blog post, August 26, 2016)

Hennessy, K., Lyons N. (2016).
Representing Natural Heritage: The Inuvialuit Smithsonian Project. In Shifting Interpretations of Natural Heritage. Ian Covey and Peter Davis, eds. London: Boydell & Brewer, Pp. 279-292.

Hennessy, K. (2016)
From the Smithsonian’s MacFarlane Collection to Inuvialuit Living History. (2016). In Museums in a Digital Culture: How Art and Heritage Become Meaningful. Chiel Van der Akker and Susan Legene, Eds. Amsterdam University Press. Pp. 109-128.

Muntean, R., Hennessy, K., Antle, A., Matkin, B., Rowley, S., Wilson, J. (2016)
Design Interactions in ʔeləw̓k̓ʷ – Belongings. Pictorial DIS 2016, New York, ACM Press, 13 pages. [pdf]

Oduor, E., Neustaedter, C., Hennessy, K. (2016)
The Design and Evaluation of a Photo-Sharing Application for Rural and Urban Kenyan Families. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 20 pages. Published April 27, 2016.

Federova, M., Schiphorst, T., Hennessy, K. (2016)
The Impoverished Image: Online Video Art Exposure. Proceeding of ISEA’15: 23rd International Symposium for Electronic Arts 2016 (June, 2016, Hong Kong.), 8 pages. [pdf]

Fortin, C., Hennessy, K., and Neustaedter , C. (2016).
Digital public infrastructures for creative communities: The case of the Quartier des Spectacles. In Ambient Screens: Large Screens and Transnational Public Spaces. Nikos Papastergiadis, Ed. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. Pp. 95-112.

2015

Fortin, C., and Hennessy, K. (2015)
Social NUIs for Smarter Cities: Shareable Interfaces to Engage Public Interaction. In P. Dias da Silva & A. Alves, (Eds). TEM 2015: Proceedings of the Technology and Emerging Media Track –– Annual Conference of the Canadian Communication Association (Ottawa, June 3-5, 2015). 20 pgs. [link]

Muntean, R., Hennessy, K., Antle, A., Rowley, S., Wilson, J., Matkin, B. (2015)
ʔeləw̓k̓ʷ | Belongings: Tangible Interactions with Intangible Heritage. Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR Journal) Vol. 7(2): 59-69. [link]

Ethnographic Terminalia Collective and grunt gallery (2015)
Terminus: Archives, Ephemera, and Electronic Art. Vancouver: grunt gallery. [e-publication and companion website]

Fortin, C. and Hennessy, K. (2015)
The appropriation of a digitally-augmented agora: Field study of the structuration and spatialization of an issue public in urban space. 
Canadian Journal of Communication 40(4) (“Digital Technologies and Social Transformations: What Role for Critical Theory?”), pp. 676-693. [link]

Fortin, C., and Hennessy, K. (2015)
The Dual Skins of a Media Façade: Explicit and Implicit Interactions. Leonardo, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 349-357, 2015. [link]

Hennessy, K., Fortin, C., Kadir, A., Muntean, R., Ward, R. (2015)
Producing New Media Ethnographies with a Multi-Sited Approach. Proceeding of ISEA’15: 21st International Symposium for Electronic Arts 2014 (August, 2015, Vancouver B.C.), 8 pages. [pdf]

Fortin, C., and Hennessy, K. (2015)
Designing Interfaces to Experience Interactive Installations Together. Proceeding of ISEA’15: 21st International Symposium for Electronic Arts 2014 (August, 2015, Vancouver B.C.), 8 pages. [pdf]

Hennessy, K., Antle, A., Muntean, R., Rowley S., Wilson, J. (2015)
Belongings
: Musqueam Values and Interactive Technologies at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.  BC History Journal 2015:48.2, pp. 8-12, 2015

Muntean, R. with Wilson, J. and the Musqueam Fisheries Commission, Curated by Hennessy, K. (2015)
snəw̓eyəɬ (Teachings). Public Art Installation, Waterfront Station, Canada Line, Vancouver B.C. Capture Photography Festival 2015. [link]

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Muntean, R., Hennessy, K., Antle, A., Rowley, S., Wilson, J., Matkin, B., Eckersley, R., Tan, P., and Wakkary, R. (2015)
ʔeləw̓k̓ʷ | Belongings: A Tangible Interface for Intangible Cultural Heritage. Proceedings of Electronic Visualization and the Arts (EVA), London, June 2015. 8 pages. [pdf] *Ashgate Publishing Prize for Best Paper at EVA London 2015

Ward, R. (2015)
Appalachian Punks: An Ethnography of Changing Traditions in the Age of the Interactive Documentary. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. [Poster] *Runner-up, Best Poster Award*

Muntean, R., Neustaedter, C. & Hennessy, K. (2015)
Synchronous Yoga and Mediation Over Distance using Video Chat. Proceedings of Graphics Interface New York, NY, USA, ACM. [pdf]

Pang, C., Neustaedter, C., Procyk, J., Hawkins, D. & Hennessy, K. (2015)
Moving Towards User-Centered Government: Community Information Needs and Practices of Families. Proceedings of Graphics Interface New York, NY, USA, ACM. [pdf]

Campbell, C., Hennessy, K., McDonald, F.P., Smith, T., Takaragawa, S., and Miller, T.R. (2015)
Ethnographic Terminalia––After the Bureau of Memories: Reflections at the Intersections of Archives, Art, and Anthropology. Adami, E. and Ferrini, A. Eds. Mnemoscape Vol. 2 [link]

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Owram, D., Chan, S., Cook, C., Duranti, L., Harris, L., Hennessy, K., Kee, K., Manojlovich, S., Nostbakken, D., Oates, G., Ross, S., Waiser, B., Wellman, B. (The Expert Panel on Memory Institutions and the Digital Revolution) (2015).
Leading in the Digital World: Opportunities for Canada’s Memory Institutions. Ottawa: Council of Canadian Academies. [link]

Fortin, C. and Hennessy, K. (2015)
Unintentional design: How some citizens appropriated Mégaphone in public and virtual space” [3000-word proceedings]. In Proc. of CCA “Technology and Emerging Media” (TEM2014) division. (15 pages) [link]

2014

Fortin, C., Lupien, A., and Hennessy, K. (2014)
Learning from the Mégaphone: Design principles for interactive public space digital installations”. Proceeding of ISEA’14: 20th International Symposium for Electronic Arts 2014 (October 30-November 8, 2014, Dubai, UAE).

Fortin, C., Hennessy, K., Sweeney, H. (2014)
The Role of an Interactive Monumental Media Façade as a Component of an Art Installation Deployed in Public Space
In Proc. of PERDIS’13, (June 2-4, 2014, Copenhagen), ACM, New York, NY.

Fortin, Claude, Hennessy, Kate and Sweeney, Hughes. (2014).
The ʻMaking ofʼ Mégaphone, an interactive “Speakersʼ Corner” and digitally-augmented agora in public space [1,500-word article]. In Proc. of PERDIS’14 as a 2-page technical paper presented with the 5min39sec NFB video 

Hennessy K., and Nathan, L. (2014)
Honoring Protocol: Design by, for, and with Aboriginal Peoples
Special Panel, Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, ACM Press, 3pgs. [pdf]

Aynur Kadir (2014).
New Media and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Digitization, Documentation and Circulation of Digital Uyghur Dastan (Poster), 113th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, December 3rd -7th 2014.

Aynur Kadir (2014).
Vanishing Voices – Documenting Uyghur Dastan. 2014 Spring Meeting of the American Ethnological Society, organized in collaboration with the Society for Visual Anthropology, Boston, Massachusetts, 10-12 April 2014.

Aynur Kadir (2014) Uyghur Traditional Homespun Fabric (10 minute film screening followed by Q&A)
Society for Visual Anthropology 2014 Film Festival, organized in collaboration with the American Anthropology Association, Washington DC,December 3rd -7th 2014.

Aynur Kadir (2014) My life with Dastan (12 minute film screening)
2014 Spring Meeting of the American Ethnological Society, organized in collaboration with the Society for Visual Anthropology, Boston, Massachusetts, 10-12 April 2014.

Fortin, C., Hennessy, K., and Neustaedter, C. (2014)
Creative Appropriation by the Fifth Estate: How Communities Make Digital Third Spaces Together in Public Space
The Second Workshop on Human Computer Interaction for Third Places (HCI3P), held at Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2014, 6 pages. [pdf]

Fortin, C., Neustaedter, C., and Hennessy, K. (2014)
How to Appropriate a Digital Speakers’ Corner: Lessons Learned from the In-the-wild Deployment of Megaphone
Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, ACM Press, 10 pgs.

Oduor, E., Neustaedter, C., Judge, T.K., Hennessy, K., Hillman, S., and Pang, C. (2014)
The Reasons Behind Kenyan Family Communication Patterns 
GRAND Conference Research Note (2014), 4 pgs.

Kadir, A. (2014)
Soundscapes of the Mazar shrines among the Tajiks of Xinjiang.  Presentation at conference Islamic Soundscapes of China. University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. Jan. 9, 2014.

Fortin, C., Neustaedter, C., Hennessy, K. (2014)
Posting for Community and Culture: Considerations for the Design of Interactive Digital Bulletin Boards. Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Human Interaction (CHI), ACM Press, 10 pgs.

Oduor, E., Neustaedter, C., Judge, T.K., Hennessy, K., Hillman, S., and Pang, C. (2014)
How Technology Supports Family Communication in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Kenya. Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Human Interaction (CHI), ACM Press, 10 pgs.

2013

Hennessy, K., Lyons, N., Loring, S., Arnold, C., Joe, M., Elias, A., Pokiak, J. (2013)
The Inuvialuit Living History Project: Digital Return as the Forging of Relationships Between Institutions, People, and Data. Museum Anthropology Review 7(1-2) Spring-Fall 2013: 44-73. [link]

Campbell, C., Hennessy, K., McDonald, F., Smith, T., Takaragawa, S. (2013)
Thinking Through Collaboration: The Ethnographic Terminalia Curatorial Collective.
Anthropology News, Fall 2013.

Aynur Kadir (2013) Sufi Women in a Xinjiang Village (40 minute film screening).
DESERT TO OASIS – Life of the Uyghur Series, Rubin Art Museum, New York

Aynur Kadir (2013-05) Uyghur homespun fabric (10 minute film screening)
Central Asian Short Films: Meditations from Western China. The Central Asian Film Series, Columbia University

Hennessy, K. (2013)
An Imaginary Line: Active Pass to IR9  In Anthropology and Art Practice.
Arnd Schneider and Christopher Wright, eds. Pp. 109-118. London: Bloomsbury.

Hennessy, K. (2013)
Asymmetrical Translations: John Wynne’s Anspayaxw In Anspayaxw: An Installation for Voice, Image, and Sound by John Wynne. Exhibition Catalogue. Vancouver: Satellite Gallery. Pp. 3-6. [pdf]

Fortin, C. and Hennessy, K. (2013)
Reinventing the Speaker’s Corner: Mégaphone, an Interactive Agora for the Digital Age.
World Social Science Forum, Montréal, Canada. Oct. 14, 2013. 6 pages [pdf]

Fortin, C., Neustaedter, C., and Hennessy, K. (2013)
Toggling from the Local to the Virtual: The Digital Bulletin Board as a Locative and Global Platform. World Social Science Forum, Montréal, Canada. Oct. 14, 2013. 14 pages [pdf]

Alexandra Denes, Paritta Chalermpow Koanantakool, Peter Davis, Christina Kreps, Kate Hennessy, Marilena Alizivatou, Michelle L. Stefano (2013)
Critical Reflections on Safeguarding Culture: The Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Field School in Lamphun, Thailand.
Heritage & Society 6(1):4-23.

Hennessy, K. (2013)
The Intangible and the Digital: Participatory Media Production and Local Cultural Property Rights Discourse. Proceedings of  Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation. An international conference on permanent access to digital documentary heritage. Sept. 26-28, 2012, Vancouver B.C. Luciana Duranti and Elizabeth Schaffer, eds. Pp. 58-68.

Hennessy, K. (2013)
Multimedia Anthropology [Case Study]. In A Concise Introduction to Visual Research. Jonathan Marion & Jerome Crowder, eds. Pp. 91-92. Oxford: Berg Publishers.

Hennessy, K. (2013)
Review of Returning Souls. Hu Tai Li, Director. Institute of Ethnography, Academia Sinica, Taipei (84 mins.) American Anthropologist 115(1):140-142.

Fortin, C. and Hennessy, K. (2013)
Between research traditions: negotiating an interdisciplinary research space for urban screens.
Euphoria and Dystopia 2013, OCAD University, Toronto, Jan. 31, 2013.
[PDFs: fortin_EuphoriaAndDystopia_paperJan31 / fortin_EuphoriaAndDystopia_PowerpointSlides_Jan31 ]

Fortin, C. (2013)
The fabric of urban screens: four metaphors of spatial interaction inspired by surrealist imaginings.
International Journal of the Image 3, 4 (Spring 2013), Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, IL,  37-51.

Fortin, C., Bizzocchi, J., Hennessy, K. and Neustaedter , C. (2013)
Public interaction framework for dynamic digital displays.
In Proc. of GRAND 2013, (May 14-16, 2013, Toronto, ON). [pdf]

Fortin, C., Hennessy, K. Baur, R. and Fortin , P. (2013)
Beyond the vision paradigm: design strategies for crossmodal interaction with dynamic digital displays.
In Proc. of PERDIS’13, (June 4-5, 2013, Mountain View, CA), ACM, New York, NY.: 91-96.

Fortin, C., Hennessy, K. Baur, R. and Fortin , P. (2013)
The Quartier des Spectacles: developing the interactive potential of dynamic digital displays in actual public space. In Proc. of PERDIS’13, (June 4-5, 2013, Mountain View, CA), ACM, New York, NY. 2-page technical paper document for 7-minute video.

Fortin, C., DiPaola, S., Hennessy, K., Bizzocchi, J. and Neustaedter, C. (2013).
Medium-specific properties of urban screens : towards an ontological framework for digital public displays.
In Proc. of Creativity & Cognition’13, (June 17-20, 2013, Sydney, Australia), ACM, New York, NY, 243-252. [pdf]

2012

Hennessy, K. (2012)
Cultural Heritage on the Web: Applied Digital Visual Anthropology and Local Cultural Property Rights Discourse.
International Journal of Cultural Property (19, Special Issue: Intangible Property at the Periphery: Expanding Enclosure in the 21st Century):345-369. [PDF: Hennessy2012_IJCP]

Lyons, N., Hennessy, K., Joe, M., Arnold, C., Loring, S., Elias, A., Pokiak, J. (2012)
The Inuvialuit Living History Project. The Society for American Archaeology Record (Forum on International Collaborations with Indigenous Groups), Fall 2012: 43-46. [Download SAA Archaeology Record Int’l Collaboration Section]

Hennessy, K. (2012)
Review of Made to Be Seen: Perspectives on the History of Visual Anthropology, edited by M. Banks and J. Ruby. University of Chicago Press.
Anthropos 107 (2012):595-596. [Download here]

Hennessy, K. (2012)
From Intangible Expression to Digital Cultural Heritage. In Safeguarding Intangible Heritage. Michelle Stefano, Peter Davis, Gerard Corsane, eds. Pp. 33-46. Heritage Matters Series. Woodbridge and Rochester: Boydell and Brewer.

Hennessy, K., Wallace, R., Jakobsen, N., Arnold, C. (2012)
Virtual Repatriation and the Application Programming Interface: From the Smithsonian Institution’s MacFarlane Collection to Inuvialuit Living History. Museums and the Web 2012: Proceedings, San Diego: Archives & Museum Informatics
(April 2012).http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/mw2012/papers/virtual_repatriation_and_the_application_progr

2011

2011 Natasha Lyons, Andy Phillips, Dave Schaepe, Betty Charlie, Clifford Hall, Kate Hennessy, and John Welch.
The Scowlitz Site Online: Launch of the Scowlitz Assemblage Project.
The Midden (Publication of the Archaeological Society of British Columbia) 43(2):11-14.

2011 Kate Hennessy, Fiona P. McDonald, Trudi Lynn Smith, Stephanie Takaragawa.
Ethnographic Terminalia 2010: New Orleans-27 Works.
Visual Anthropology Review 27(1):57-74. [Download here]

2011 Maria Brodine, Craig Campbell, Kate Hennessy, Fiona P. McDonald, Trudi Lynn Smith, Stephanie Takaragawa.
Ethnographic Terminalia: An Introduction.
Visual Anthropology Review 27(1):49-51. [Download here]

2011 Robin Ridington, Jillian Ridington, Patrick Moore, Kate Hennessy, and Amber Ridington.
Ethnopoetic Translation in Relation to Audio, Video, and New Media Representations.
In Born in the Blood: On Native American Translation. Brian Swann, ed. Pp. 211-241.
Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press. [more info here]

2010

2010  Kate Hennessy.
Repatriation, Digital Technology, and Culture in a Northern Athapaskan Community.
PhD Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia. [Download here]

2010 Kate Hennessy.
Asymmetrical Translations: The Art of John Wynne. 
In borderzones.ca: The Ideas Behind the Exhibit. BorderZones, curated by Karen Duffek.
The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. http://www.borderzones.ca/features_jw.html
[
See more on the exhibit Anspayaxw here]

2009

2009 Kate Hennessy and Craig Campbell.
A New Website for the Society for Visual Anthropology.
American Anthropologist 111(3):387-390.

2009 Kate Hennessy.
A Ituvatuva Ni Vakadidike E Sawau: The Sawau Project DVD (Interactive Media Review).
Visual Anthropology Review 25(1):90-92.

2009 Kate Hennessy.
Virtual Repatriation and Digital Cultural Heritage: The Ethics of Managing Online Collections.
Anthropology News (April 2009):5-6.