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Blog Entry Pleasure and Pornography: Initial Encounters with the Unknown
by Namita A. Malhotra published Feb 03, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 08:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
This blog entry is the first in a series by Namita Malhotra on her CIS-RAW project that is about pornography, Internet, sexuality, law, new media and technology. She aims for this to be a multi media and research project/journey which is able to cite and draw on various sources including legal studies, film studies and philosophy, academic and historical work on sexuality, art, film and pornography itself.
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Blog Entry Pleasure and Pornography: Impassioned Objects
by Namita A. Malhotra published May 11, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 08:35 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
In this post, a third in the series documenting her CIS-RAW project, Pleasure and Pornography, Namita Malhotra explores the idea of fetish as examined by Anne McClintock (i) . This detour is an exploration of the notion of fetish, its histories and meanings, and how it might relate to the story of Indian porn.
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Blog Entry Material Cyborgs; Asserted Boundaries: Formulating the Cyborg as a Translator
by Nishant Shah published Nov 07, 2011 last modified Oct 25, 2015 05:57 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
In this peer reviewed article, Nishant Shah explores the possibility of formulating the cyborg as an author or translator who is able to navigate between the different binaries of ‘meat–machine’, ‘digital–physical’, and ‘body–self’, using the abilities and the capabilities learnt in one system in an efficient and effective understanding of the other. The article was published in the European Journal of English Studies, Volume 12, Issue 2, 2008. [1]
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File Re:wiring Bodies - Dr. Asha Achuthan
by Nishant Shah last modified Sep 21, 2011 07:23 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
First draft of the monograph on "Rewiring Bodies" by Dr. Asha Achutan; format for Microsoft Office users
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Blog Entry We Are All Cyborgs
by Nishant Shah published May 24, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 12:00 PM — filed under: , ,
The cyborg reminds us that who we are as human beings is very closely linked with the technologies we use.
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The Body in Cyberspace
by Nishant Shah published May 13, 2014 — filed under: ,
Perhaps one of the most interesting histories of the cyberspace has been its relationship with the body. Beginning with the meatspace-cyberspace divide that Gibson introduces, the question of our bodies’ relationship with the internet has been hugely contested. There have been some very polarized debates around this question.
Located in Telecom / Knowledge Repository on Internet Access
Blog Entry We, the Cyborgs: Challenges for the Future of being Human
by kaeru published Aug 02, 2011 last modified Apr 06, 2015 03:48 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Cyborg - a cybernetique organism which is a combination of the biological and the technological – has been at the centre of discourse around digital technologies. Especially with wearable computing and ubiquitous access to the digital world, there has been an increased concern that very ways in which we understand questions of life, human body and the presence and role of technologies in our worlds, are changing. In just the last few years, we have seen extraordinary measures – the successful production of synthetic bacteria, artificial intelligence that can be programmed to simulate human conditions like empathy and temperament, and massive mobilisation of people around the world, to fight against the injustices and inequities of their immediate environments.
Located in RAW / Histories of the Internet
China's Generation Y : Youth and Technology in Shanghai
by Nishant Shah published Sep 21, 2009 last modified Sep 21, 2009 02:09 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Within the context of internet technologies in China, Nishant Shah, drawing from his seven month research in Shanghai, looks at the first embodiment of these technologies in the urbanising city. In this post, he gives a brief overview of the public and academic discourse around youth-technology usage of China's Generation Y digital natives. He draws the techno-narratives of euphoria and despair to show how technology studies has reduced technology to tools and usage and hence even the proponents of internet technologies, often do a disservice to the technology itself. He poses questions about the politics, mechanics and aesthetics of technology and offers the premise upon which structures of reading resistance can be built. The post ends with a preview of the three stories that are to appear next in the series, to see how youth engagement and cultural production can be read as having the potentials for social transformation and political participation for the Digital Natives in China.
Located in Research / Collaborative Projects Programme / The promise of invisibility - Technology and the City
Blog Entry We, the Cyborgs: Challenges for the Future of being Human
by Asha Achuthan published Mar 22, 2012 last modified Oct 24, 2015 01:42 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Cyborg - a cybernetique organism which is a combination of the biological and the technological – has been at the centre of discourse around digital technologies. Especially with wearable computing and ubiquitous access to the digital world, there has been an increased concern that very ways in which we understand questions of life, human body and the presence and role of technologies in our worlds, are changing. In just the last few years, we have seen extraordinary measures – the successful production of synthetic bacteria, artificial intelligence that can be programmed to simulate human conditions like empathy and temperament, and massive mobilisation of people around the world, to fight against the injustices and inequities of their immediate environments.
Located in RAW / / Blogs / We, the Cyborgs
Collaborative Projects Programme
by Nishant Shah published Sep 18, 2008 last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:04 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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