In this paper I tell stories of collaborative design work, developing research micro-credentials suitable for Indigenous community-based researchers working in their home communities in North East Arnhem Land, Australia. These credentials are coming to life within growing micro-entrepreneurial economies that are beginning to take root within Aboriginal communities in northern Australia. While there is significant critique of these forms of economy and the socio-technical infrastructures through which they extend, here I set my inquiry down amidst the mundane practices of community research services design, and particular moments or ‘turning points’ in the emerging life of these technologies. I inquire into the arrangements and practices of these initial design activities, proposing such work as ‘making and doing STS’ and reflecting on this form of STS empirics.
AuthorMichaela SpencerDate2020Publication CollectionNorthern Institute - Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social ContextsVolume26/ 2020Page Number64-71CopyrightThis work is licensed under CC BY-SASuggested CitationSpencer, M. (2020). Micro-credentialing as making and doing STS. Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts [Special Issue: Collaborative knowledge work in northern Australia], 26, 64-71. https://doi.org/10.18793/lcj2020.26.10ISSNISSN 1329-1440 (online)ISSN 2202-7904 (print)PublisherCollege of Indigenous Futures, Arts & SocietyCHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY Place of PublicationDarwin
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