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Matthew Fuller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262062749

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.001.0001

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Ethnocomputing

Ethnocomputing

Chapter:
Ethnocomputing
Source:
Software Studies
Author(s):

Matti Tedre

Ron Eglash

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0013

The study of interactions between the computing environment and cultural societies is called ethnocomputing. This chapter investigates the sociocultural influences on computer science and also discusses the major technical elements in the field of ethnocomputational practice, with illustrations. Furthermore, the chapter explores the research directions and trends of Information and Communication Technology. The authors also focus on ethnomathematics, cellular automata, the famous Simputer project, a culturally embedded computing group, Native American Language Acquisition Toys, and several other project examples.

Keywords:   ethnocomputing, Communication Technology, sociocultural influences, ethnomathematics, cellular automata, Simputer project

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