Sketches of Caribbean Geek Culture

Alleyne, Brian. 2021. 'Sketches of Caribbean Geek Culture'. In: Departmental Seminar, Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews. Online Event, United Kingdom 12 November 2021. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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This presentation is based on ongoing work. Links and references are scattered across the presentation; you will find a full list of references and online sources at the end of this document.
In the presentation, I address three issues.
• Southern tech Histories - the main concepts and questions that guide my work
• Caribbean Speculative Fiction - Caribbean poetics, reading in translation
• Vignettes from a surprising history of Computing in the Caribbean
I conceive the Caribbean as a multilingual culture space. My work begins from the premise that a sociologically adequate account of Caribbean geek culture should include, at a minimum, case studies from the Spanish and English Caribbean.

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speculative fiction; Caribbean; geek culture

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12 November 2021Published Online

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Online Event, United Kingdom

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12 November 2021

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16 Nov 2021 11:22

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