Figuration of an African digital entrepreneur

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Abstract

Maurice Mbikayi's sculpture, Techno Dandy, solicits a reflection on African digital entrepreneurs. In light of my research interests, Techno Dandy evokes for me the interaction of local and global digital capitalisms and the fabrications that emerge. Fabrication here refers to 'making', 'making up' and 'making do'. At the global scale both digitization and capitalism are envisioned as part and parcel of a seamless system of technology production that is desirable and replicable in every locale. Zoom into the microscale and you find attempts to syncretize the globalising model into local modes of existence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Imaginaries
Subtitle of host publicationAfrican Positions
EditorsRichard Rottenburg, Oulimata Gueye, Julien McHardy, Philipp Ziegler, Kër Thiossane, Wits Art Museum, ZKM Karlsruhe
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783735606570
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2021

Keywords

  • figuration
  • African
  • digital
  • entrepeneurship

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