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Blog Entry Digital native: Lie Me a River
by Nishant Shah published Mar 19, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The sea of social media around us often drowns the truth, exchanging misinformation for facts.
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Blog Entry Digital native: Who will watch the watchman?
by Nishant Shah published Mar 03, 2017 — filed under: ,
The state mining its citizens as data and suspending rights to privacy under the rhetoric of national security is alarming.
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Blog Entry Digital Native: Do not go Gently into the Good Night
by Nishant Shah published Mar 03, 2017 — filed under: ,
If there’s a lesson to be learned from the resistance to the Trump administration, it is this — patriotism is not a feeling, it is an action.
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Blog Entry Digital native: Back at it Again
by Nishant Shah published Jan 22, 2017 last modified Feb 02, 2017 03:04 PM — filed under: ,
The Indian digital landscape has put us in a loop of hashtags and outrage, a space where we have mastered the art of shame.
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Blog Entry Digital Native: The Dream of the Cyborg
by Nishant Shah published Jan 08, 2017 last modified Feb 02, 2017 02:56 PM — filed under: ,
We have arrived at hybrid realities, where the technological and the human cannot be separated. The digital future we had once imagined is already here.
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Blog Entry Digital Native: The Future is Now
by Nishant Shah published Oct 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The digital is not just an addition but the new norm in our lives, and it might not be all good. There used to be a popular joke among technology geeks when Bluetooth arrived on our mobile devices — everything becomes better with Bluetooth.
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File Book 1: To Be, Digital AlterNatives with a Cause?
by Nishant Shah last modified May 15, 2015 12:08 PM — filed under: , , ,
In this first book of the Digital AlterNatives with a Cause? Collection, we concentrate on what it means to be a Digital Native. Within popular scholarship and discourse, it is presumed that digital natives are born digital. Ranging from Mark Prensky’s original conception of the identity which marked all people born after 1980 as Digital Natives to John Palfrey and Urs Gasser’s more nuanced understanding of specific young people in certain parts of the world as ‘Born Digital’, there remains a presumption that the young peoples’ relationship with technology is automatic and natural. In particular, the idea of being ‘born digital’ signifies that there are people who, at a visceral, unlearned level, respond to digital technologies. This idea of being born digital hides the complex mechanics of infrastructure, access, affordability, learning, education, language, gender, etc. that play a significant role in determining who gets to become a digital native and how s/he achieves it. In this book, we explore what it means to be a digital native in emerging information societies. The different contributions in this book posit what it means to be a digital native in different parts of the world. However, none of the contribution accepts the name ‘Digital Native’ as a given. Instead, the different authors demonstrate how there can be no one singular definition of a Digital Native. In fact, they show how, contextualised, historical, socially embedded, politically nuanced understanding of people’s interaction with technology provide a better insight into how one becomes a digital native.
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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".
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File Digital Natives with a Cause? Report
by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 17, 2015 11:04 AM — filed under: , , ,
Youth are often seen as potential agents of change for reshaping their own societies. By 2010, the global youth population is expected reach almost 1.2 billion of which 85% reside in developing countries. Unleashing the potential of even a part of this group in developing countries promises a substantially impact on societies. Especially now when youths thriving on digital technologies flood universities, work forces, and governments and could facilitate radical restructuring of the world we live in. So, it’s time we start listening to them.
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April 2014 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 30, 2014 last modified Jul 04, 2014 03:38 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The newsletter for the month of April can be accessed below:
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