street use

  That’s exactly what every anthropologist interested in the cultural appropriation of technology needed online—Kevin Kelly’s blog ↑street use “features the ways in which people modify and re-create technology. Herein a collection of personal modifications, folk innovations, street customization, ad hoc alterations, wear-patterns, home-made versions and indigenous ingenuity. In short—stuff as it is actually used, and not how its creators planned on it being used. As ↑William Gibson said, “The street finds its own uses for technology.””  Heavily related entries are: ↵truck-canoe hybrids, ↵Bedford’s metamorphosis: Hotbeds of creativity—the appropriation of the truck in Sudan, and ↵balineros—and in a way ↵perfect … Continue reading