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Blog Entry Pleasure and Pornography: Pornography and the Blindfolded Gaze of the Law
by Namita A. Malhotra published Apr 02, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 08:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
In the legal discourse, pornography as a category is absent, except as an aggravated form of obscenity. Does this missing descriptive category assist in the rampant circulation of pornography, either online or offline? Rather than ask that question, Namita Malhotra, in this second post documenting her CIS-RAW project, explores certain judgments that indeed deal with pornographic texts and uncovers the squeamishness that ensures that pornography as an object keeps disappearing before the law.
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Blog Entry Emerging Bit Torrent Trends in India
by Siddharth Chadha published Jun 15, 2009 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:44 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Internet has been a revelation ever since its introduction. The writer in this blog examines how the progress made by Internet based technologies could never be reversed.
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Histories of the Internet
by Nishant Shah published Sep 17, 2008 last modified Mar 30, 2015 02:15 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
For the first two years, the CIS-RAW Programme shall focus on producing diverse multidisciplinary histories of the internet in India.
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Blog Entry Cyberspace in its Plurality: Cybercultures Workshop at TISS, Mumbai
by Nishant Shah published Sep 23, 2008 last modified Oct 31, 2008 10:38 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Cyberspace has become one of the most potent and persuasive metaphors of our times, enveloping and embracing a wide range and scope of areas across disciplines and perspectives. The cybercultures workshop is designed to be an introduction to the multiplicity of cyberspaces and internet technologies and the key questions which have emerged in the almost four decades of cyberculture theory. The workshop is designed across four days; each day dealing with a certain understanding of cyberspace – in its materiality, in its imagination, in its instrumentality – in order to present a comprehensive view of the vast terrain of cyberspace and its intersections with the contemporary worlds we live in.
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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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Research Programmes
by Nishant Shah published Sep 17, 2008 last modified Jan 15, 2009 12:02 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Research Portfolio at the Centre for Internet and Society seeks to develop new pedagogic practices, plural and unique knowledges, multidisciplinary perspectives, and reflexive interventions in the field of Internet and Society.
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Blog Entry Talking Back without "Talking Back"
by Maesy Angelina published Nov 07, 2010 last modified Sep 22, 2011 11:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The activism of digital natives is often considered different from previous generations because of the methods and tools they use. However, reflecting on my conversations with The Blank Noise Project and my experience in the ‘Digital Natives Talking Back’ workshop in Taipei, the difference goes beyond the method and can be spotted at the analytical level – how young people today are thinking about their activism.
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Researchers At Work
by Nishant Shah published Sep 17, 2008 last modified Jan 04, 2012 05:27 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
CIS-RAW stands for Researchers at Work, a multidisciplinary research initiative by the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. CIS firmly believes that in order to understand the contemporary concerns in the field of Internet and Society, it is necessary to produce local and contextual accounts of the interaction between the internet and socio-cultural and geo-political structures. The CIS-RAW programme hopes to produce one of the first documentations on the transactions and negotiations, relationships and correlations that the emergence of internet technologies has resulted in, specifically in the South. The CIS-RAW programme recognises ‘The Histories of the Internet and India’ as its focus for the first two years. Although many disciplines, organisations and interventions in various areas deal with internet technologies, there has been very little work in documenting the polymorphous growth of internet technologies and their relationship with society in India. The existing narratives of the internet are often riddled with absences or only focus on the mainstream interests of major stakeholders, like the state and the corporate. We find it imperative to excavate the three-decade histories of the internet to understand the contemporary concerns and questions in the field.
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