What We Talk About when We Talk About Development

Posted by Sam Kellogg — MA candidate in Media, Culture, and Communications at NYU. This post was written in the summer of 2017, based on research funded by the Tinker Grant.  On paper, and according to many observers, the Cuban Internet is many years behind the times, behind the curve. In a formal sense, and accordingContinue reading “What We Talk About when We Talk About Development”

App Economies: When Economic Blockades Create New Industries

Posted by Sam Kellogg — MA candidate in Media, Culture, and Communications at NYU In my last blog post I addressed some of the nuances and contradictions of Internet adoption for contemporary Cuban sociality and economics, and discussed how these nuances bear on the ways we think about development. In this post, I’d like toContinue reading “App Economies: When Economic Blockades Create New Industries”

The Underground Economy Supporting Public Internet Use in Cuba

Posted by Sam Kellogg — MA candidate in Media, Culture, and Communications at NYU The Wi-Fi park on 14th and 15th street, Vedado, Havana. I met *Victor the second or third time I visited my local Wi-Fi park, on the corner of 14th and 15th streets in Vedado. Vedado is a neighborhood in Havana aContinue reading “The Underground Economy Supporting Public Internet Use in Cuba”