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Blog Entry Data bleeding everywhere: a story of period trackers
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jun 11, 2019 last modified Dec 06, 2019 05:03 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This is an excerpt from an essay by Sadaf Khan, written for and published as part of the Bodies of Evidence collection of Deep Dives. The Bodies of Evidence collection, edited by Bishakha Datta and Richa Kaul Padte, is a collaboration between Point of View and the Centre for Internet and Society, undertaken as part of the Big Data for Development Network supported by International Development Research Centre, Canada.
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Blog Entry Data for Governance, Governance of Data, and Data Anxieties
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jul 03, 2016 last modified Jul 03, 2016 05:59 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) organised a panel discussion on 'The Data Explosion – How the Internet of Things will Affect Media Freedom and Communication Systems?' at Deutsche Welle's Global Media Forum 2016, held in Bonn, Germany during June 13-15, 2016. Sumandro Chattapadhyay was invited as one of the panelists.
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Blog Entry Data Infrastructures and Inequities: Why Does Reproductive Health Surveillance in India Need Our Urgent Attention?
by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon published Feb 14, 2019 last modified Dec 30, 2019 04:44 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
In order to bring out certain conceptual and procedural problems with health monitoring in the Indian context, this article by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon posits health monitoring as surveillance and not merely as a “data problem.” Casting a critical feminist lens, the historicity of surveillance practices unveils the gendered power differentials wedded into taken-for-granted “benign” monitoring processes. The unpacking of the Mother and Child Tracking System and the National Health Stack reveals the neo-liberal aspirations of the Indian state.
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Blog Entry Data Lives of Humanities Text
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Dec 23, 2020 last modified Dec 23, 2020 01:07 PM — filed under: , , ,
The ‘computational turn’ in the humanities has brought with it several questions and challenges for traditional ways of engaging with the ‘text’ as an object of enquiry. The prevalence of data-driven scholarship in the humanities offers several challenges to traditional forms of work and practice, with regard to theory, tools, and methods. In the context of the digital, ‘text’ acquires new forms and meanings, especially with practices such as distant reading. Drawing upon excerpts from an earlier study on digital humanities in India, this essay discusses how data in the humanities is not a new phenomenon; concerns about the ‘datafication’ of humanities, now seen prominently in digital humanities and related fields is actually reflective of a longer conflict about the inherited separation between humanities and technology. It looks at how ‘data’ in the humanities has become a new object of enquiry as a result of several changes in the media landscape in the past few decades. These include large-scale digitalization and availability of corpora of materials (digitized and born-digital) in an array of formats and across varied platforms, thus leading to also a steady prevalence of the use of computational methods in working with and studying cultural artifacts today. This essay also explores how reading ‘text as data’ helps understand the role of data in the making of humanities texts and redefines traditional ideas of textuality, reading, and the reader.
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Blog Entry Datafication of the Public Distribution System in India
by Sameet Panda published Jul 08, 2022 last modified Feb 12, 2024 12:07 PM — filed under: , , ,
In this study, we look into the datafication of social protection schemes with a special focus on the Public Distribution System in India. Proponents of datafication claim that the benefits will reach the right person and curb leakages through the automation and digitisation of all PDS processes. Aadhaar is the most important link in the datafication; supporters claim that it makes technology people-centric. This study looks at the status of PDS datafication and its impact on the delivery of the scheme in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. We also try to understand to what extent the stated objective of portability has been met and how far the challenges faced by the rights holders of the PDS have been resolved.
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December 2014 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2014 last modified Jan 12, 2015 04:56 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) wishes you a very happy new year and welcomes you to the twelfth issue of the newsletter (December 2014).
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December 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2015 last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:07 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Our newsletter for the month of December 2015 is below.
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December 2016 Newsletter
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2016 last modified Jan 28, 2017 12:02 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Welcome to the December 2016 newsletter of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS).
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December 2017 Newsletter
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2017 last modified Mar 17, 2018 11:12 AM — filed under: , , , ,
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December 2018 Newsletter
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2018 last modified Jan 08, 2019 04:15 PM — filed under: , ,
We at the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) wish you all a great year ahead and welcome you to the twelfth issue of its newsletter (December) for the year 2018:
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