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Edited by Lara Houston, Daniela K. Rosner, Steven J. Jackson and Continent. Like all collaborative endeavors, bringing together an edited collection is about fixing as much as gathering…
My thoughts on the temporality of repair for our special issue of Continent. “R3PAIR Volume”
The politics and aesthetics of inventive infrastructures of repair
I am currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher on the ERC funded project Citizen Sense with PI Jennifer Gabrys and fellow Researcher Helen Pritchard. This project explores environmental sensing practices and citizen engagement – across pollution, urban and wild sensing configurations.
Care – maintenance, repair and mending in a time of post-industrialism
Caring for the “next billion” mobile handsets: opening proprietary closures through the work of repair
This paper examines the question of “values in repair” — the distinct forms of meaning and care that may be built into human-technology interactions through individual and collective…
Unsettled repair tools: The death of the J.A.F. Box
Temporalities of repair work: the ‘lives’ of mobile phones in downtown Kampala, Uganda
‘Original’ and ‘Chinese’ mobile phones: how categorisation work performed in the repair workshops of Kampala suggests new directions for ‘postcolonial computing’.
Dialogues on data, policy and civic life
Inventive Infrastructure: An Exploration of Mobile Phone Repair Practices in Downtown Kampala, Uganda
Mobile phone repair networks in Kampala, Uganda: the role of “geeks and hackers”.