street use

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 imperfect … I especially like the elegant thread.

via entry at william gibson … how else?

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