Joshua Weiss

Grant Type

Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

Institutional Affiliation

California, Davis, U. of

Grant number

Gr. 9363

Approve Date

October 6, 2016

Project Title

Weiss, Joshua Z, U. of California, Davis, CA, - To aid research on 'Making the Internet: Emergent Cuban Media,' supervised by Dr. Tim Choy

JOSHUA Z. WEISS, then a graduate student at Un of California, Davis, California, received funding in October 2016 to aid research on ‘Making the Internet: Emergent Cuban Media,’ supervised by Dr. Tim Choy. Several modes of accessing network technologies have recently become prevalent in Cubam making it a compelling site for observing the means by which the meaning of ‘the internet’ becomes formed, contested, and deployed. This ethnographic research traces the medium as it has moved from relative cultural scarcity to relative scarcity ubiquity over the past several years. By studying the practices and views of educators, technologists, diplomats, and casual interlocutors of the internet in Cuba, this project seeks to explore how/what media comes to mean as it emerges into this new space.