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.
|Title of host publication||Digital Imaginaries|
|Subtitle of host publication||African Positions|
|Editors||Richard Rottenburg, Oulimata Gueye, Julien McHardy, Philipp Ziegler, Kër Thiossane, Wits Art Museum, ZKM Karlsruhe|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 28 May 2021|