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Blog Entry Creative Activism - Voices of Young Change Makers in India (UDAAN)
by Denisse Albornoz published Jan 20, 2014 last modified Apr 14, 2015 01:21 PM — filed under: , ,
This post is a short account of what happened at UDAAN in December 2013 — a conference that gathered 100 youth from across the country to discuss pressing environmental issues and creative strategies to tackle them. We conducted a survey to map the perspectives of these young change-makers and get a glimpse of how India's youth is now framing and going about making 'change'
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
File Digital Natives with a Cause? Thinkathon: Position Paper
by Prasad Krishna last modified May 08, 2015 12:22 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The Digital Natives with a Cause? research inquiry seeks to look at the potentials of social change and political participation through technology practices of people in emerging ICT contexts. In particular it aims to address knowledge gaps that exist in the scholarship, practice and popular discourse around an increasing usage, adoption and integration of digital and Internet technologies in social transformation processes. A conference called Digital Natives with a Cause? Thinkathon was jointly organised by CIS and Hivos in the Hague in December 2010. The Thinkathon aimed to reflect on these innovations in social transformation processes and its effects on development, and in particular to understand how new processes of social transformation can be supported and sustained, how they can inform our existing practices, and provide avenues of collaboration between Digital Natives and "Analogue Activists".
Located in Digital Natives / Publications
Blog Entry On Fooling Around: Digital Natives and Politics in Asia
by Nishant Shah published Nov 03, 2011 last modified May 14, 2015 12:11 PM — filed under: , , ,
Youths are not only actively participating in the politics of its times but also changing the way in which we understand the political processes of mobilisation, participation and transformation, writes Nishant Shah. The paper was presented at the Digital Cultures in Asia, 2009, at the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Information Activism - Tactics for Empowerment (TTC)
by Denisse Albornoz published Dec 26, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:36 AM — filed under: , , ,
This is the first of a two-part analysis of information activism for the Making Change project. This post looks at the benefits and limitations of increasing access to information to enable citizenship and political participation.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry Digital Native
by Nishant Shah published Dec 22, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:40 AM — filed under: , , ,
The end of the year is supposed to be a happy, feel-good space for families, friends, societies and communities to come together and count our blessings. It is the time to look at things that have gone by and look forward to what the New Year will bring.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Bangalore + Sustainability Summit
by Denisse Albornoz published Sep 27, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:48 AM — filed under: , ,
The power of technology to create youth engagement and positive social change were discussed at the Bangalore + Sustainability Summit on September 21, 2013 at the Centre for Internet and Society(CIS) , Bangalore. The event, in conjunction with the Social Good Summit that took place in New York during the same weekend, explored creative and tech-based avenues to solve sustainability challenges and promote social good.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Digital (Alter)Natives with a Cause? — Book Review by Maarten van den Berg
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 21, 2011 last modified May 15, 2015 11:30 AM — filed under: , , ,
‘Digital (Alter)Natives with a cause?’ is a collection of four books with essays published by the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, India, and the Dutch NGO Hivos. The books come in a beautifully designed cassette and are accompanied by a funky yellow package in the shape of a floppy disk containing the booklet ‘D:coding Digital Natives’, a corresponding DVD, and a pack of postcards portraying the evolution of writing - in the sentence ‘I love you’, written with a goose feather in 1734, to the character set ‘i<3u’ entered on a mobile device in 2011.
Blog Entry Public Art, Technology and Citizenship - Blank Noise Project
by Denisse Albornoz published Nov 30, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:43 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Jasmeen Patheja speaks about the active citizen in the digital age, its challenges in the public and private spheres and interdisciplinary methods to overcome them.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry Digitally Enhanced Civil Resistance
by Denisse Albornoz published Nov 20, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:46 AM — filed under: , ,
This reflection looks at how civil disobedience unfolds in network societies. It explores the origins of nonviolence, describes digital and non-digital tactics of non-violent protest and participation and finally comments on the possibilities of this form of civil resistance to foster individual and collective civic engagement.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Between the Stirrup and the Ground: Relocating Digital Activism
by Nishant Shah published Aug 23, 2011 last modified May 14, 2015 12:14 PM — filed under: , , ,
In this peer reviewed research paper, Nishant Shah and Fieke Jansen draws on a research project that focuses on understanding new technology, mediated identities, and their relationship with processes of change in their immediate and extended environments in emerging information societies in the global south. It suggests that endemic to understanding digital activism is the need to look at the recalibrated relationships between the state and the citizens through the prism of technology and agency. The paper was published in Democracy & Society, a publication of the Center for Democracy and Civil Society, Volume 8, Issue 2, Summer 2011.
Located in Digital Natives