Centre for Internet & Society

Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17)

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay

With great pleasure we announce the second edition of the Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC), an annual conference series initiated by the Researchers at Work (RAW) programme at CIS to gather researchers, academic or otherwise, studying internet in/from India to congregate, share insights and tensions, and chart the ways forward. The Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17) will be held at the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) campus on March 03-05, 2017. It is being organised by the Centre for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP) at IIIT-B and the CIS.

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Digital native: Back at it Again

by Nishant Shah

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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Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17) - Selected Sessions

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay

With great pleasure we announce the eleven sessions selected for the Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17) to be held at the IIIT Bangalore campus during March 03-05. The Conference is being organised by the Centre for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP) at IIIT Bangalore and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS).

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Digital transitions in the newsroom: How are Indian language papers adapting differently?

by Zeenab Aneez

In a new report published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Centre for Internet and Society, Zeenab Aneez explores how Indian newsrooms are adapting their workflow and processes to cater to an increasing digital audience and the implications these changes have on how journalists produce news.

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Digital Native: The Dream of the Cyborg

by Nishant Shah

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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December 2016 Newsletter

by Prasad Krishna

Welcome to the December 2016 newsletter of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS).

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P.P. Sneha - Mapping Digital Humanities in India

by P.P. Sneha

It gives us great pleasure to publish the second title of the CIS Papers series. This report by P.P. Sneha comes out of an extended research project supported by the Kusuma Trust. The study undertook a detailed mapping of digital practices in arts and humanities scholarship, both emerging and established, in India. Beginning with an understanding of Digital Humanities as a 'found term' in the Indian context, the study explores the discussion and debate about the changes in humanities practice, scholarship and pedagogy that have come about with the digital turn. Further it inquires about the spaces and roles of digital technologies in the humanities, and by extension in the arts, media, and creative practice today; transformations in the objects and methods of study and practice in these spaces; and the shifts in the imagination of the ‘digital’ itself, and its linkages with humanities practices.

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Digital Native: People Like Us

by Nishant Shah

How the algorithm decides what you see on your timeline. If you have been hanging out on social media, there is one thing you can’t have escaped — a filter bubble. Be it demonetisation and its discontents, the fake news stories that seem to have ruined the US election, or the eternal conflict about the nature of Indian politics, your timeline must have been filled largely by people who think like you.

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Indian Newspapers' Digital Transition

by Zeenab Aneez

This report examines the digital transition underway at three leading newspapers in India, the Dainik Jagran in Hindi, English-language Hindustan Times, and Malayala Manorama in Malayalam. Our focus is on how they are changing their newsroom organisation and journalistic work to expand their digital presence and adapt to a changing media environment. The report comes out of a collaboration between the CIS and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, and was supported by the latter. The research was undertaken by Zeenab Aneez, with contributions from Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Vibodh Parthasarathi, and Sumandro Chattapadhyay.

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Digital native: The View from My Bubble

by Nishant Shah

In the digital world, the privileged have the power to deny a devastating crisis for the poor.

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