Kenya: Techpreneur, Transnational Node, Kibera

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July 10, 2023 - 3:53pm

Critical Commentary

Four STS (science, technology and society) collectives (from Kenya, Turkey, Japan, and Ecuador) presented their archives and accounts of their collective work at two meetings of the Society for the Social Study of Science (4S) in Sydney 2018, and New Orleans 2019. These presentations are not only very interesting in themselves, but are housed on a digital platform (Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography or PECE) that poses the question—and attempts to build a solution—of how ethnographic materials can be digitalized and made available for productive further activity. As one possible response, four engagements texts are published on STS-Infrastructures: “KENYA: Techpreneur, Transnational Node, Kibera,” “TURKEY: Inside and Outside the University,” “‘Japan’/Japan On Line: NatureCulture,” and “ECUADOR: Thirdspaces amidst Social Conflict,” along with a consolidated list of references entitled: “Bibliography for Varieties of STS.” All of these are extensions of the overarching text published in the Engagements genre of the ESTS journal entitled: “Varieties of STS: Luminosities, Creative Commons, and Open Curation.”

This engagement focuses on Kenya.

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Michael Fischer, "Kenya: Techpreneur, Transnational Node, Kibera", contributed by , Engaging Science, Technology, and Society (ESTS) Journal, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 11 September 2023, accessed 22 July 2024.