In this study, a technological artifact called r0ket is followed as it moves through the hackerspace scene.
Author: Dunajcsik Péter maxigas, Central European University Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
ABSTRACT - In this study I follow a technological artifact called r0ket as it moves through the hackerspace scene. I concentrate in tracing the connections the r0ket makes inside and outside the scene as well as its internal technological structure. Based on the ethnographic data, I ask whether these connections make sense in the framework of categories like modernity, liberalism and capitalism. I posit an interactive relationship between the categories and the network data, in which the data can modify categories, but categories can also highlight the more interesting patterns and connections in the data itself. Finally, I ask if theories of nonmodernity can explain some of the discrepancies between categories and data.
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