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Quick Hits: Feb 5

– For those who took pictures with the ubiquitous Obama cutout, notice his hands were white?

– Interesting NYTimes look at Google’s venture into internet infrastructure in Kenya/Africa.

– Google local search for Nairobi launched.

– Macharia Gaitho’s op-ed on the Molo tragedy is a MUST read. Money quote: Whether super-rich or dirt-poor, […]

Zuku broadband review

I know Wananchi folks read KP, anyone care to respond to this scathing review (esp on customer service).

Amnesia: an art installation

APPEAL FOR AN ART INSTALLATION (by Prina Shah) My name is Prina Shah and I am a Visual Artist in Kenya. Currently, I am working on an Art Installation (art that is created for a specific site/venue, often incorporating materials or physical features of the site), for an exhibition project called AMNESIA, taking place this […]

African Cities Reader

The African Cities Reader seeks submissions for its launch issue (2008/9) organised around the theme: “Pan-African Practices”. The Reader is open to writing and art in multiple genres (literature, philosophy, faction, reportage, ethnographic narrative, etc) and forms of representation (text, image, sound and possibly performance) by practitioners, academics, activists and artists from diverse fields across […]

Info-activism Camp for advocacy groups/activists

“Struggling to make an impact on your target audience? Are issues unresolved despite your best efforts? Are issues unresolved despite your best efforts? Do the internet, mobile phones or information design present exciting possibilities in advocacy but difficult to take advantage of? The Info Activism camp, to be held in Bangalore, India from February 19 […]

Quick Hits Oct 4

– Tech scene buzzing in Africa (and yes not just in South Africa). Particularly happy to see the Skunkworks event getting underway…this is an outcome from Barcamp Nairobi and other forums where local developers have been complaining about the fact that the government and local companies don’t support local software developers…now the govt & industry […]

Link for the day

Mendi be cracking me up.

Microsoft Sponsored Kenyan Blogger Conference

So Microsoft is thinking about sponsoring a bloggercon for Kenyan bloggers. If you would be interested in attending such a conference, please leave your details here. EDIT: Wait to get more details about the event first before signing up.

AOB: Thank you, thank you, thank you for your very kind comments on my TED […]