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Blog Entry Where's My Data? Submission for Knight News Challenge 2015
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Oct 01, 2015 last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:00 PM — filed under: , , , ,
We are very excited to be contribute to a join submission with DataMeet and Oorvani for the Knight News Challenge 2015. We are proposing "an application for users to search for locally-relevant data, discuss missing data, demand data, explore and respond to data demands by others, and start data crowd-sourcing exercises." Please go to the submission page and support our project. The text of the proposal is available below. It was prepared by Nisha Thompson of DataMeet, Meera K of Oorvani, and I. The 'Where's My Data' banner is created by Nisha using icons from the Noun Project.
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Blog Entry Sequoia India’s Designathon 2016
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Sep 17, 2016 — filed under: ,
Along with their annual hackathon, Sequoia India organised a designathon in Bangalore on September 10-11, 2016. The participants picked one of three tracks - gamification, information visualisation, and smart acceleration - and developed an interface design or clickable prototype or a demo video. Sumandro Chattapadhyay was invited to participate as a mentor for the information visualisation track.
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The Zen of Pad.ma: 10 Lessons Learned from Running Open Access Online Video Archives in India and beyond
by P.P. Sneha published Jan 28, 2016 last modified Jan 28, 2016 08:25 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Sebastian Lütgert and Jan Gerber, the co-initiators of, and the artists/programmers behind the pad.ma (Public Access Digital Media Archive) project will deliver a lecture at CIS on Wednesday, February 03, 6 pm, on their experiences of learnings from running open access online video archives in Germany, India, and Turkey. Please join us for coffee and vada at 5:30 pm.
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Blog Entry Silicon Plateau Vol-1
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Nov 28, 2015 last modified Nov 28, 2015 09:00 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This book marks the beginning of an interdisciplinary artistic project, Silicon Plateau, the scope of which is to observe how the arts, technology and society intersect in the city of Bangalore. Silicon Plateau is a collaboration between T.A.J. Residency & SKE Projects and the Researchers at Work (RAW) programme of the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, India. Volume 1 has been developed in collaboration with or-bits.com.
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7 Ways to Con/fuse the Internet with Analogy (Intergalactic Mix) - Talk by Surfatial
by Sneha PP published Sep 16, 2016 last modified Sep 22, 2016 11:07 PM — filed under: , ,
Surfatial, a trans-local collective that works with text and sound will talk about their essay which was recently published. The talk will also address concerns on how the internet can be used in alternate contexts including presenting work in alternative formats and using the internet for synchronous collaborative cultural production.
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Launch of Silicon Plateau Vol-1
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Nov 25, 2015 last modified Nov 26, 2015 04:32 AM — filed under: , , ,
Please join us on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 6.30 pm for the book launch of Silicon Plateau Vol-1.
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Blog Entry Announcing Silicon Plateau #01
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Apr 06, 2015 last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:00 PM — filed under: , ,
We are very pleased to announce that the RAW programme is supporting a new collaborative publishing project led by T.A.J. Residency / SKE Projects and or-bits.com. The first volume of the series titled 'Silicon Plateau' will feature contributions by a group of artists, researchers, and writers, including IOCOSE, Tara Kelton, Anil Menon, Sunita Prasad, Achal Prabhala and Sreshta Rit Premnath, along with contextual writing and documentation material. Here is an excerpt from the editorial note written by Marialaura Ghidini, the co-editor of the volume.
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Blog Entry Call for Applications: 'Maps for Making Change' - Using Geographical Mapping Techniques to Support Struggles for Social Justice in India
by Anja Kovacs published Oct 30, 2009 last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:04 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Deadline: 20 November 2009. Maps for Making Change is a two-month project specifically designed for activists and supporters of social movements and campaigns in India. It provides participants with an exciting opportunity to explore how a range of digital mapping techniques can be used to support struggles for social justice. It also allows you to immediately develop and implement in practice a concrete mapping project relevant to your campaign or movement, with full technical support. Interested in joining us? Send in your application by 20 November 2009.
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Blog Entry Maps for Making Change Kicks Off, and You Can Get Involved!
by Anja Kovacs published Dec 02, 2009 last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:03 PM — filed under: , , , ,
A first in India, Maps for Making Change explores the use of geographical mapping techniques to support struggles for social justice in India. On 3 December, the project officially kicks off during a one-day workshop in Delhi. But even if you can not be there with us in Delhi, there are ways to get involved.
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Blog Entry Maps for Making Change Wiki Now Open to the Public
by Anja Kovacs published Apr 01, 2010 last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:05 PM — filed under: , ,
Since December 2009, CIS has been coordinating and nurturing the Maps for Making Change project, organised in collaboration with Tactical Tech. During the past four months, participants have been on a challenging yet fertile and inspiring journey that is now slowly coming to an end. Would you like to know more about what has happened in the time that has passed? The Maps for Making Change wiki is a good place to start.
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