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Blog Entry Studying the Emerging Database State in India: Notes for Critical Data Studies (Accepted Abstract)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Aug 02, 2015 last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:54 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
"Critical Data Studies (CDS) is a growing field of research that focuses on the unique theoretical, ethical, and epistemological challenges posed by 'Big Data.' Rather than treat Big Data as a scientifically empirical, and therefore largely neutral phenomena, CDS advocates the view that data should be seen as always-already constituted within wider data assemblages." The Big Data and Society journal has provisionally accepted a paper abstract of mine for its upcoming special issue on Critical Data Studies.
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Blog Entry Studying the Internet Discourse in India through the Prism of Human Rights
by Deva Prasad M published Jul 22, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
This post by Deva Prasad M is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Deva Prasad is Assistant Professor at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. In this essay, he analyses key public discussions around Internet related issues from the human rights angle, and explores how this angle may contribute to understanding the features of the Internet discourse in India.
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Talk on Game Studies by Dr. Souvik Mukherjee, July 28, 6 pm
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Jul 20, 2016 last modified Sep 16, 2016 01:21 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This talk will explore the story-telling aspects of game studies and how it relates to discussions of other digital media, Internet cultures and also traditional Humanities. As an introduction, it also aims to open up discussions for Game Studies in India.
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Blog Entry Tech Anthropology Today: Collaborate, Rather than Fetishize from Afar
by Geert Lovink and Ramesh Srinivasan published May 16, 2017 last modified May 16, 2017 02:51 PM — filed under: , , , ,
"That is why the 'offline' if you will is so critical to understanding the 'online'—because they do not exist in isolation and what we have constructed is an illusory binary between the two." In this interview, Geert Lovink discusses with Ramesh Srinivasan: “how can we embrace the realities of communities too-often relegated to the margins?”
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Blog Entry Technology, Social Justice and Higher Education
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 07, 2011 last modified Mar 30, 2015 02:54 PM — filed under: , , ,
Since the last two years, we at the Centre for Internet and Society, have been working with the Higher Education Innovation and Research Applications at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, on a project called Pathways to Higher Education, supported by the Ford Foundation.
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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.
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Blog Entry The Aakash Tablet and Technological Imaginaries of Mass Education in Contemporary India (Excerpt)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Feb 14, 2016 last modified Feb 14, 2016 10:11 AM — filed under: , , ,
In a recently published paper, Jahnavi Phalkey and Sumandro Chattapadhyay explore public initiatives in technological solutions for educating the poor and the disadvantaged in independent India. Here is an edited excerpt from the paper that traces the recent history of technological solutions for mass education and unpacking the narrative of ‘failure’ that is associated with the Aakash experiment.
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Blog Entry The Attention Economy - A Brief Introduction
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 22, 2010 last modified Apr 03, 2015 10:48 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This post examines attention economy as a brief prelude to a paper and monograph to be published on it. It examines the current theses on attention economy and a few approaches to reading attention economy in gaming besides foregrounding the attention economy and its functions and influence in MMORPGs.
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Blog Entry The Bots That Got Some Votes Home
by Nilofar Ansher published Jun 20, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:56 AM — filed under: , ,
Nilofar Ansher gives us some startling updates on the "Digital Natives Video Contest" voting results declared in May 2012, in this blog post.
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Blog Entry The Curious Incidents on Matrimonial Websites in India
by Abhimanyu Roy published Aug 30, 2016 last modified Aug 30, 2016 10:52 AM — filed under: , ,
This essay by Abhimanyu Roy is part of the 'Studying Internet in India' series. The author explores how the curious interplays between the arranged marriage market in India the rise of matrimonial sites such as Jeevansathi.com and Shaadi.com. The gravity of the impact that such web-based services have on the lives of users is substantially greater than most other everyday web-enabled transactions, such as an Uber ride or a Foodpanda order. From outright fraud to online harassment, newspaper back pages are filled with nightmare stories that begin on a matrimonial website. So much so that the Indian government has set up a panel to regulate matrimonial sites. The essay analyses the role of matrimonial websites in modern day India, and the challenges this awkward amalgamation of the internet and love gives rise to.
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