My name is Ralph Borland, and I’m an artist, designer and technologist based in Cape Town, South Africa. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cape Town on the research project Global Arenas of Knowledge, which is investigating ‘Southern Theory‘. Before that I was a postdoctoral fellow at the African Centre for Cities. This site houses my PhD thesis, and my continuing research into objects (and development) – for more information, please see the About page. This is my journal, where I keep track of articles of interest to my work. You can use the ‘Categories’ menu in the sidebar below to navigate through posts – ‘Objects‘ for example. Please feel free to send me links to examples of interesting objects or anything else related to my research – you can contact me here. Subscribe to this blog by clicking here. For my wider work please visit