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Blog Entry Whose Change is it Anyway?
by Nishant Shah published Jun 18, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:56 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This thought piece is an attempt to reflect critically on existing practices of “making change” and its implications for the future of citizen action in information and network societies. It observes that change is constantly and explicitly invoked at different stages in research, practice, and policy in relation to digital technologies, citizen action, and network societies.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Celebrating the success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jan 21, 2013 last modified Apr 16, 2013 12:48 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Wikipedia Club Pune, a local community based outreach user group in Pune has recently organized Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013 to spread words about “Spoken Wikipedia”, a project to add recorded audio for Indic language Wikipedia articles which will help the disabled to access Wikipedia and “Bridging Editor Gender Gap.”
Located in Openness / Blog
Fill The Gap: Global Discussion on Digital Natives
by Nishant Shah published Jan 15, 2010 last modified Jan 22, 2010 10:54 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
More often than not people don't understand the new practices inspired by Internet and digital technologies. As such a series of accusations have been leveled against the Digital Natives. Educators, policy makers, scholars, and parents have all raised their worries without hearing out from the people they are concerned about. Hivos has initiated an online global discussion about Digital Natives. So, to voice your opinion, start tweeting with us now #DigitalNatives.
Located in Research / Collaborative Projects Programme / Digital Natives With a Cause?
Blog Entry Beyond the Digital: Understanding Digital Natives with a Cause
by Maesy Angelina published Jul 30, 2010 last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Digital natives with a cause: the future of activism or slacktivism? Maesy Angelina argues that the debate is premature given the obscured understanding on youth digital activism and contends that an effort to understand this from the contextualized perspectives of the digital natives themselves is a crucial first step to make. This is the first out of a series of posts on her journey to explore new insights to understand youth digital activism through a research with The Blank Noise Project under the Hivos-CIS Digital Natives Knowledge Programme.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Digital Natives : Talking Back
by Nishant Shah published Aug 17, 2010 last modified May 15, 2015 11:50 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
One of the most significant transitions in the landscape of social and political movements, is how younger users of technology, in their interaction with new and innovative technologised platforms have taken up responsibility to respond to crises in their local and immediate environments, relying upon their digital networks, virtual communities and platforms. In the last decade or so, the digital natives, in universities as well as in work spaces, as they experimented with the potentials of internet technologies, have launched successful socio-political campaigns which have worked unexpectedly and often without precedent, in the way they mobilised local contexts and global outreach to address issues of deep political and social concern. But what do we really know about this Digital Natives revolution?
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Political is as Political does
by Nishant Shah published Aug 20, 2010 last modified Aug 04, 2011 10:30 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Talking Back workshop has been an extraordinary experience for me. The questions that I posed for others attending the workshop have hounded me as they went through the course of discussion, analysis and dissection. Strange nuances have emerged, certain presumptions have been questioned, new legacies have been discovered, novel ideas are still playing ping-pong in my mind, and a strange restless excitement – the kind that keeps me awake till dawning morn – has taken over me, as I try and figure out the wherefore and howfore of things. I began the research project on Digital Natives in a condition of not knowing, almost two years ago. Since then, I have taken many detours, rambled on strange paths, discovered unknown territories and reached a mile-stone where I still don’t know, but don’t know what I don’t know, and that is a good beginning.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
First Thing First
by Maesy Angelina published Oct 27, 2010 last modified Aug 04, 2011 10:31 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Studies often focus on how digital natives do their activism in identifying the characteristics of youth digital activism and dedicate little attention to what the activism is about. The second blog post in the Beyond the Digital series reverses this trend and explores how the Blank Noise Project articulates the issue it addresses: street sexual harassment.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry The 'Beyond the Digital' Directory
by Maesy Angelina published Nov 07, 2010 last modified May 15, 2015 11:33 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
For the past few months, Maesy Angelina has been sharing the insights gained from her research with Blank Noise on the activism of digital natives. The ‘Beyond the Digital’ directory offers a list of the posts on the research based on the order of its publication.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Talking Back without "Talking Back"
by Maesy Angelina published Nov 07, 2010 last modified Sep 22, 2011 11:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The activism of digital natives is often considered different from previous generations because of the methods and tools they use. However, reflecting on my conversations with The Blank Noise Project and my experience in the ‘Digital Natives Talking Back’ workshop in Taipei, the difference goes beyond the method and can be spotted at the analytical level – how young people today are thinking about their activism.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Taking It to the Streets
by Maesy Angelina published Nov 17, 2010 last modified Aug 04, 2011 10:33 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The previous posts in the Beyond the Digital series have discussed the distinct ways in which young people today are thinking about their activism. The fourth post elaborates further on how this is translated into practice by sharing the experience of a Blank Noise street intervention: Y ARE U LOOKING AT ME?
Located in Digital Natives / Blog