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Rat Tech : Transforming Rodents into Technology in Tanzania

Title data

Lee, Jia Hui:
Rat Tech : Transforming Rodents into Technology in Tanzania.
In: Arcadia. (2021) Issue 5 .
ISSN 2199-3408
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5282/rcc/9214

Official URL: Volltext

Project information

Project title:
Project's official title
Project's id
Smelling Danger: Training Rats and Modeling Environments for Landmine Detection in Tanzania and Cambodia
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Project financing: Wenner-Gren Foundation

Abstract in another language

Envirotechnical analyses have seldom considered those systems, tools, and techniques for transforming nature that are also living organisms. What insights could model organisms, sniffer dogs, and sentinel species raise when considered as technologies? To suggest some answers, I consider an international NGO project in Morogoro, Tanzania, where a group of people train African giant pouched rats (Cricetomys ansorgei) in order to transform them into sensing technologies for detecting landmines.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: multispecies; military; environmental knowledge; envirotech; technology
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Junior Professor Science and Technology Studies of the Global South > Junior Professor Science and Technology Studies of the Global South - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jia Hui Lee
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 600 Technology
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2023 07:40
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 08:08
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/86276