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Coverage in the Guardian

My book was cited in this piece in the Guardian by John Naughton: Online, some are more equal than others: much is made of the Internet being a level playing field…tell that to the kids in Ghana.

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Upcoming Public Talks – Spring 2013

Boston University, Visible + Invisible Users: Internet, Social Media, and Youth in Global Perspective. Monday, February 11, 2013. Time: 2 – 5:30 PM, Location: College of Communication, 640 Commonwealth Ave, Room 209. Harvard University, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Luncheon Series (RSVP … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Fishers of Kerala, India

I co-presented some new work with Janaki Srinivasan this week at the IMTFI annual conference for funded researchers. Our talk, “revisiting the fishers of Kerala, India” looks at all important issues of generalizability in ICTD research and practice. Our presentation … Continue reading

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Two New Book Reviews

of my book… One published for the Cyborgology Group Blog (part of the Society Pages, also home of the famed Sociological Images group blog) [Book Review] Invisible Users: Youth in the Internet Cafés of Urban Ghana, by David Banks Another … Continue reading

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Book Review for ‘Invisible Users’ at LA Review of Books

The first review of my new book, by Kevin Donovan who says several very insightful things that I’m pleased to think my book in some way inspired, such as: “This dominant reductionist approach defines certain values, practices and technologies as … Continue reading

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Column #1 for Global Policy

Is the Digital Divide a defunct framework? My first column for Global Policy, a web-based journal run from my alma mater, The London School of Economics. One related item, on “exclusionary online subcultures” see this blog post where a Ugandan … Continue reading

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Mapping the Flow of Secondhand Computers to Ghana

As posted over at Ethnography Matters: Sourcemap is a project based out of the MIT Media Lab for documenting and publicizing the global supply chains of manufactured goods. With a slight bit of repurposing, I found it to be a … Continue reading

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Talking Anthropology podcast

Would you like to hear a conversational interview about my new book? I had a nice chat with Thomas Lohninger of the Talking Anthropology podcast. You can listen to it here.

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New Article in First Monday this month (June 2012)

My latest article “Technology Hype vs. Enduring Uses: A longitudinal study of Internet use among early adopters in an African city” is out this month in the wonderful open access journal First Monday.

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Book Talk

Launching my book Invisible Users: Youth in the Internet Cafes of Urban Ghana on Wednesday (5/2) 4pm, in South Hall room 210. I’ll be speaking about the book which will be available for purchase. Reception afterwards. Hope to see you … Continue reading

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