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These two papers explicitly outline the kernel as a theory/method package:

Ribes D and Polk JB (2015) Organizing for Ontological Change: The Kernel of a Research Infrastructure. Social Studies of Science 45(2): 214-241.

Ribes D. (2014). The Kernel of a Research Infrastructure. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). ACM, 574-587.

This paper outlines the problematization that led to the kernel (i.e., not ignoring objects of investigation in studies of infrastrucutre, and not only focusing on data):

Ribes, D. and J. B. Polk (2012). Historical Ontology and Infrastructure. Proceedings of the 2012 iConference. Toronto, CA, ACM: 252-264.

No mention of the kernel, but in retrospect it led up to those ideas:

Ribes, David, and S. J. Jackson. 2013. Data Bite Man: The Work of Sustaining a Long-Term Study. In "Raw Data" is an Oxymoron, edited by L. Gitelman. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 147-166.