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Blog Entry Of my struggle with a Broadband Connection
by Siddharth Chadha published May 29, 2009 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:44 AM — filed under: , ,
This is a reflection on my experiences with installing a broadband Internet connection at home. The closing post of an interview is delayed since Jamie and Peter are traveling.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Locating Internets: Histories of the Internet(s) in India — Research Training and Curriculum Workshop: Call for Participation
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 11, 2011 last modified Jul 21, 2011 06:00 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Deadline for submission: 26th July 2011-06-08; When: 19th - 22nd August, 2011; Where: Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, Ahmedabad; Organised by: Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore and CEPT University, Ahmedabad. Please Note: Travel support is only available for domestic travel within India.
Located in Research / Conferences & Workshops / Conference Blogs
IT and the cITy
by Nishant Shah published Sep 17, 2009 last modified Sep 18, 2009 10:45 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Nishant Shah tells ten stories of relationship between Internet Technologies and the City, drawing from his experiences of seven months in Shanghai. In this introduction to the city, he charts out first experiences of the physical spaces of Shanghai and how they reflect the IT ambitions and imaginations of the city. He takes us through the dizzying spaces of Shanghai to see how the architecture and the buildings of the city do not only house the ICT infrastructure but also embody it in their unfolding. In drawing the seductive nature of embodied technology in the physical experience of Shanghai, he also points out why certain questions about the rise of internet technologies and the reconfiguration of the Shanghai-Pudong area have never been asked. In this first post, he explains his methdologies that inform the framework which will produce the ten stories of technology and Shanghai, and how this new IT City, delivers its promise of invisibility.
Located in Research / Collaborative Projects Programme / The promise of invisibility - Technology and the City
From the Stock Market to Neighbourhood Mohalla
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 17, 2010 last modified Aug 02, 2011 06:05 AM — filed under: ,
The stock markets have been the symbol of trade and commerce of the city and the region. In this post I will analyze the stock market; an important commercial institution and try and articulate its changing architectural configuration and its impact on neighborhoods and other public domain of the city. The change in information technology has had a profound effect on the business methodologies of the stock brokers and traders in the last few years with possibilities for buying and selling during the market hours from any internet enabled device. The pundits have announced that the “market is in your pocket or at the comfort of your home”. Is it really so or is the change more subtle? Moreover how will our cities and their public place transform from such shift?
Located in RAW / / Blogs / Internet, Society and Space in Indian Cities
Blog Entry Transforming urbanscapes: ATM in cities
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 17, 2010 last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — filed under: ,
This is the first in series of posts where I will try and articulate the transformation in the urban landscape that one can attribute either directly or in-directly to information and communication technologies. I am keen in discussing changes that are more fundamental in terms of architectural typology and spatial constructs and all this while looking for things that are specific to an Indian city. And that is where the story becomes rather interesting; Indian cities are unique and so when a shift occurs in its material constructs it must be analyzed with reference to its peculiar context.
Located in RAW / / Blogs / Internet, Society and Space in Indian Cities