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Balancing Design: OLPC Engineers and ICT Translations at the Periphery

Anita Say Chan

in Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027458
eISBN:
9780262325509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027458.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chan studies the design, use, and meaning of the XO laptops created by the United States-based One Laptop per Child program for deployment in developing and rural zones. Attending to the lessons that ... More


The Media Machine: One Laptop per Child in Paraguay

Morgan Ames

in Digital Humanities in Latin America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401476
eISBN:
9781683402145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401476.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines one of the largest interventions in computer-based learning currently underway, the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project. Started in 2005 by people from the MIT Media Lab, this ... More


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