3D model of forrest

Through oral histories, community-based media workshops, and extended reality technology, this multimodal project is a collaboration with the people of Costilla County, Colorado, a community of predominantly Chicanx families who have fought for their rights to an 83,000-acre mountain tract known as ‘La Sierra’ for nearly 200 years. Using emergent media to create a simulated experience of three significant sites on this land, La Sierra explores the ways technology can serve as a critical mediator in a community’s navigation and understanding of antagonistic histories dealing with land, power, and use.

An extended reality experience by Sarah McCormick and Kevin Sweet.

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