Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou
Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou and Angela Okune, "Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou Interview: On the tension between African socio-cultural values and the culture of (Western) maker spaces (English)", contributed by Angela Okune, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 16 July 2018, accessed 8 June 2023. http://www.stsinfrastructures.org/content/thomas-hervé-mboa-nkoudou-interview-tension-between-african-socio-cultural-values-and
AO: In this clip, Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou reflects on the tension he has observed between some African socio-cultural values and certain aspects of (Western) maker space culture. For example, he notes that Open science is based on some core values like inclusiveness. But this core value may not work out in all contexts. In part of Africa, for example, he has noted a kind of tension between the verticality in traditional society and the horizontality of the maker movement.