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Site-specific Cultural Infrastructure utilising Raspberry Pi Computers to bridge the Digital Divide.

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Utilising small format or single board computers such as the Raspberry Pi to create sustainable cultural infrastructure and conquer the digital divide.

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The ability to create and deploy networking technologies able to deliver relevant content over multiple platforms has until very recently depended on access to costly technology, infrastructure and expertise. The result has been a digital divide that is particularly acute in highly unequal economic contexts like South Africa. The potential of ICT to democratize the public realm, currently dominated by large media houses catering to individuals with the economic means to access costly data services, has not been realized.