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Blog Entry Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC) 2016 - Studying Internet in India: Call for Sessions (Extended to Nov 22)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Oct 07, 2015 last modified Nov 15, 2015 07:48 AM — filed under: , , , ,
With great excitement, we are announcing the beginning of an annual conference series titled Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC), the first edition of which is to take place in Delhi during February 25-27, 2016 (yet to be confirmed). This first conference will focus on the theme of 'Studying Internet in India.' The word 'study' here is a shorthand for a range of tasks, from documentation and theory-building, to measurement and representation. We invite you to propose sessions for the conference by Sunday, November 22, 2015. Final sessions will be selected during December and announced by December 31, 2015. Below are the details about the conference series, as well instructions for proposing a session for the conference.
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IP Meetup #01: Prof. Biswajit Dhar on 'Intellectual Property issues: The Way Forward post Nairobi WTO Ministerial'
by Anubha Sinha published Feb 04, 2016 last modified Feb 04, 2016 01:25 PM — filed under: , , ,
Prof. Biswajit Dhar will deliver a short talk on what the WTO Nairobi Ministerial means for intellectual property issues, and the way forward, on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the Centre for Internet & Society's Delhi office, at 4 p.m.
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Blog Entry RAW Lectures #02: Anil Menon on 'Speculative Fiction and Freedom' - Video
by P.P. Sneha published Feb 09, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
Anil Menon spoke on 'Undermining the Tyrant’s Protocols: Speculative Fiction and Freedom' at the second event of the RAW Lectures series in Bangalore on January 13, 2016. Here is the video recording of the talk and the discussion that followed.
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Internet Researchers' Conference 2016 (IRC16)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Feb 10, 2016 last modified Feb 27, 2016 06:19 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The first Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC16) will be organised at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, on February 26-28, 2016. The focus of the Conference is on the experiences, adventures, and methods of 'studying internet in India.' We are deeply grateful to the Centre for Political Studies (CPS), JNU, for hosting the Conference, and to the CSCS Digital Innovation Fund (CDIF) for the generous support. It is a free and open conference. Please use the form to register.
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Blog Entry The Digital Classroom in the Time of Wikipedia
by Nishant Shah published Mar 22, 2012 last modified Oct 05, 2015 02:53 PM — filed under: , , ,
The digital turn in education comes across a wide range of initiatives and processes. The Wikipedia which is the largest user generated content website stands as a figurehead of such a digital turn, writes Nishant Shah.
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Blog Entry CIS Featured in 'Building Expertise to Support Digital Scholarship: A Global Perspective' Report
by P.P. Sneha published Oct 16, 2015 last modified Oct 16, 2015 07:43 AM — filed under: , , ,
This report, authored by Vivian Lewis, Lisa Spiro, Xuemao Wang, and Jon E. Cawthorne, sheds light on the expertise required to support a robust and sustainable digital scholarship (DS) program. It focuses first on defining and describing the key domain knowledge, skills, competencies, and mindsets at some of the world’s most prominent digital scholarship programs. It then identifies the main strategies used to build this expertise, both formally and informally. The work is set in a global context, examining leading digital scholarship organizations in China, India, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. The report team visited and spoke to us last year, as part of the study. Here are the Executive Summary and link to the final report.
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Blog Entry CSCS Digital Innovation Fund (CDIF)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Nov 16, 2015 last modified Jan 12, 2016 08:14 AM — filed under: , ,
The CSCS Digital Innovation Fund (CDIF) has been set up by the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS) and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) to encourage, host, and provide seed funding for the development of digital tools and infrastructure for arts, humanities, and social science research in India. The Fund’s priorities have been shaped by Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Lawrence Liang, Nishant Shah, Sitharamam Kakarala, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, S.V. Srinivas, and Tejaswini Niranjana; and it is administered by the Researchers at Work (RAW) programme at CIS.
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Blog Entry IIIT Delhi Workshop on Center for IT and Society
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Sep 17, 2016 last modified Sep 17, 2016 02:40 PM — filed under: ,
A workshop on the upcoming Center for IT and Society in IIIT-Delhi was organised today, September 17, in the institute. The workshop highlights on the process of establishing a center on IT and Society, which will focus on studying relationships and impact of ICTs and Internet on society and the role that society plays in shaping them, particularly in India. The center will bring together faculty in various humanities and social sciences disciplines, and would also initiate interdisciplinary taught programme in IT and Social Sciences. Sumandro Chattapadhyay was invited to participate in this workshop.
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Blog Entry Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17) - Call for Sessions
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Sep 23, 2016 last modified Dec 12, 2016 01:40 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the second Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC17) will take place in Bengaluru on March 03-05, 2017. It will be organised by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in partnership with the Centre for Information Technology and Public Policy at the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B). It is a free and open conference. Sessions must be proposed by teams of two or more members on or before Friday, October 28. All submitted session proposals will go though an open review process, followed by each team that has proposed a session being invited to select ten sessions of their choice to be included in the Conference agenda. Final sessions will be chosen through these votes, and be announced on January 09, 2017.
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CISxScholars Delhi - William F. Stafford (Nov 03, 6:30 pm)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Nov 01, 2016 last modified Nov 04, 2016 04:58 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
We are delighted to have William F. Stafford, PhD candidate in UC Berkeley, present on "Public Measurements, Private Measurements, and the Convergence of Units" at the CIS office in Delhi on Thursday, Nov 03, at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP if you are joining us: <[email protected]>.
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