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Blog Entry The Rules of Engagement
by Nishant Shah published Oct 29, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:48 AM — filed under: , , ,
Why the have-nots of the digital world can sometimes be mistaken as trolls. I am not sure if you have noticed, but lately, the people populating our social networks have started to be more diverse than before.
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Blog Entry One. Zero.
by Nishant Shah published Sep 17, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:50 AM — filed under: , ,
The digital world is the world of twos. All our complex interactions, emotional negotiations, business transactions, social communication and political subscriptions online can be reduced to a string of 1s and 0s, as machines create the networks for the human beings to speak. So sophisticated is this network of digital infrastructure that we forget how our languages of connection are constantly being transcribed in binary code, allowing for the information to be transmitted across the web.
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Blog Entry Deconstructing Digital Natives: Young People, Technology and the New Literacies
by Nishant Shah published Jul 24, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:51 AM — filed under: , , ,
Nishant Shah was invited to do a book review of a new anthology 'Deconstructing Digital Natives', edited by Michael Thomas. The review was published in Routledge's Journal of Children and Media on July 18, 2012.
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Blog Entry Citizen Activism the Past Decade
by Nilofar Ansher published Jul 19, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:52 AM — filed under: , ,
Call for Contributions to the ‘Digital Natives with a Cause?’ newsletter, ‘Citizen Activism the Past Decade’. Deadline: August 15, 2012.
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Blog Entry Revisiting Techno-euphoria
by Nishant Shah published Jul 11, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:53 AM — filed under: , ,
In my last post, I talked about techno-euphoria as a condition that seems to mark much of our discourse around digital technologies and the promise of the future. The euphoria, as I had suggested, manifests itself either as a utopian view of how digital technologies are going to change the future that we inhabit, or woes of despair about how the overdetermination of the digital is killing the very fibre of our social fabric.
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Blog Entry Across Borders
by Nishant Shah published Jul 11, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:55 AM — filed under: ,
A friend and I were at a cafe in Bangalore the other day, when an acquaintance walked in. After the initial niceties, and invitation to join us for coffee, the new person looked at us and asked a question that sounded so archaic and so unexpected that we had no answers for it: How do you two know each other? This innocuous question threw us both off the loop because we didn’t have an immediate answer.
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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 Hyper-connected, Hyper-lonely?
by Nilofar Ansher published Jun 11, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:57 AM — filed under: , ,
The Digital Natives newsletter, part of the 'Digital Natives with a Cause?' project, invites contributions to its April-May 2012 double issue.
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Blog Entry Digitally Analogue
by Nishant Shah published May 28, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 12:00 PM — filed under: , ,
Why there is nothing strictly analogue anymore, examines Nishant Shah in this column that he wrote for the Indian Express.
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Blog Entry We Are All Cyborgs
by Nishant Shah published May 24, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 12:00 PM — filed under: , ,
The cyborg reminds us that who we are as human beings is very closely linked with the technologies we use.
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