Becoming Silicon Savannah: Digital space/place

While its scale is very different from our essay, this paper too explores questions of space and place that were brought about by the rapid expansion of digital technologies (e.g. online academic journals) and topologies (e.g. digital hubs) in the first two decades of the 21st century. While digital communication technologies here seem to strengthen familiar notions of race and difference, in our essay we tried to argue that seemingly familiar notions, such as nature and cultures, need to be re-imagined in entirely new ways.

We argue that while the plethora of development and investment projects in the African Techpreneur suggest that race and representation from marginalized regions are valued by and in global technology worlds, this public support of African tech entrepreneurship masks hierarchies that continue to tie donor-dependent tech labor to funder agendas. (p.5)

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