Angela Okune on External Conditions

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Angela Okune (May 2018): "A productive tension for iHub Research was navigating the balance between producing relevant work in the service of the Kenyan technology sector while simultaneously acting as a grounding point of reference to remind technology evangelists that technology does not exist in a vacuum but emerges out of and operates within a particular sociocultural context. We often heard from clients and readers something like: "we expected your work to just be propaganda for technology solutions, but we were surprised at how critical iHub Research was about the ability of technology to effect change in communities."

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August 11, 2018 - 10:23am

Critical Commentary

AO: This excerpt I wrote touches on the external expectations related to iHub Research and helps to answer the STS Across Borders question: "What external conditions have influenced this STS formation?".

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1347 Merced Street
Richmond, CA
94804
United States

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Angela Okune, "Angela Okune on External Conditions", contributed by Angela Okune, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 16 August 2018, accessed 30 June 2022. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/angela-okune-external-conditions