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Edwin O. Abuya

document met expectations. The registration process To obtain a Huduma Namba, one is required to fill out a free form – the Digital Data Capture Form. 4 Among other details, applicants are required to indicate their birth certificate and National Identity Card number (for nationals) or passport number and nationality or refugee or alien card number (for

in Statelessness, governance, and the problem of citizenship
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Elke Schwarz

subject detected by drone's surveillance cameras is, in the first scientific schema, transmuted algorithmically into a patterned sequence of numerals: the digital code of ones and zeros. Converted into digital data coded as a ‘pattern of life’, the targeted human subject is reduced to an anonymous simulacrum that flickers across the screen and that can effectively be liquidated into a ‘pattern of death’ with the swivel of a

in Death machines
Elke Schwarz

. ‘The problem’, as Coker notes, ‘is that we have a tendency these days to conclude that we should pattern all understandings in the manner of the operations of a digital data processor, the algorithmic way in which computers deal with data’ (Coker 2015 : 128). After all, are we not merely slow, antiquated machines, manifested in our biological and neurologically ascertainable essence? The techno-logos, however, functions on a specific setting within which this

in Death machines