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Connecting the world from the sky: spatial discourses around internet access in the developing world

Abstract: This paper examines the discourses around emerging Internet connectivity solutions for rural and resource-constrained populations in the developing world. It draws primarily on interviews undertaken with 26 experts within the Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICTD) field, as well as on institutional explanatory and publicity materials put forward by several industry actors. We identify a sustained disconnect between different conceptions of how technology alters or bridges space—spatial imaginaries. Institutions use narratives that assume technologies eradicate or collapse distance, and thus drive transformative socioeconomic change. By contrast, expert accounts underscore the socially embedded nature of technologically mediated relations and non-infrastructural barriers to connectivity. The paper draws attention to the ways that these spatial ideas are used to justify the development of new infrastructures to extend Internet access in the developing world. The paper identifies a need for continued attention to spatial imaginaries in ICTD, not only as a guiding frame for critical research, but also as a means to improve collaboration between research and industrial practice.

Peer Review status:Peer reviewedPublication status:PublishedVersion:Accepted manuscriptConference Details: ICDT 2016: Eighth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and DevelopmentNotes:Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). Publication rights licensed to ACM. This is the accepted manuscript version of the article. The final version is available online from ACM at: [10.1145/2909609.2909659]

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Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery

Publisher Website: http://www.acm.org/

Host: ICDT 2016: Eighth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Developmentsee more from them

Publication Website: http://dl.acm.org/icps.cfm

Issue Date: 2016-06-03Identifiers

Urn: uuid:c17509c3-1d5f-4dfb-a724-d3982a1dfaff

Source identifier: 613704

Doi: https://doi.org/10.1145/2909609.2909659 Item Description

Type: Conference;

Version: Accepted manuscriptKeywords: Internet access technological innovation geography space spatial discourses narratives Tiny URL: pubs:613704

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Autor: Smart, C - - - Donner, J - - - Graham, M - institutionUniversity of Oxford Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute - - - - Bibliog

Fuente: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:c17509c3-1d5f-4dfb-a724-d3982a1dfaff



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