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posted on 2024-05-13, 08:34 authored by Jessica Noske-TurnerJessica Noske-Turner

This is a hammer, representing the common idea that tech is like a tool. Also calling to the idea of tech being like a hammer in search of a nail, a solution in search of a problem, which happens quite often in tech. These two pieces do not really easily fit together, which is like the nature FOSS [Free and Open Source Software] in the real world where not all the parts easily fit together: in fact these pieces actually broke when trying to fit them together. This hammer doesn’t really look like a conventional hammer. Stakeholders, for example, teachers, sometimes find this tool - which doesn’t look like a normal hammer and doesn’t fit easily together - a bit frustrating. So we always have to start with what is FOSS, and why it is valuable.

This object is part of the Metaphors for Un/Making CSC Collection.

Created in Bengaluru, India, 2023

Funding

Un/Making CSC: A critical engagement with Communication for Social 'Changemaking'

Arts and Humanities Research Council

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  • Loughborough University, London

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  • Communication and Media

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13542

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