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  Prof Edwin H. Blake
Department of Computer Science
University of Cape Town
Private Bag X3
Rondebosch, 7701
South Africa.
Tel: +27 21 650 3661
Fax: +27 21 689 3551
edwin at cs dot uct dot ac dot za

Research, Research Courses and Opinions

This Home Page is about my research interests and the occasional opinions I might have on Computer Science related issues.

My research has almost always been involved with the relationship of people to computers. This has covered the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Socio-Economic Development (ICT4D) and related social aspects such as ICT policy. I have been active in the field of User Experience as it relates to Virtual Environments and Games.

My major focus has recently been on ICT and empowerment. I am currently the director of the UCT Centre in Information and Communications Technology for Development.



Action Research: for When You Don’t Really Have a Clue

Advocating Design within ICT4D: Theory must lead to Action.

Experimental Computer Science: I regard myself as an Experimental Computer Scientist ...

Faking Things I have always been intrigued by the ways in which Virtual Environments fool people ...

ICT Policy I originally tried to tackle Government ICT policy issues directly ...

ICT for Development There are clear differences between making ICT solutions for developing countries versus those for developed countries ...

 Mobile Phone Operators Considered Harmful They helped but from now on they are turning into an impediment to development