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Blog Entry Pleasure and Pornography: Initial Encounters with the Unknown
by Namita A. Malhotra published Feb 03, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 08:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
This blog entry is the first in a series by Namita Malhotra on her CIS-RAW project that is about pornography, Internet, sexuality, law, new media and technology. She aims for this to be a multi media and research project/journey which is able to cite and draw on various sources including legal studies, film studies and philosophy, academic and historical work on sexuality, art, film and pornography itself.
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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 Pleasure and Pornography: Impassioned Objects
by Namita A. Malhotra published May 11, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 08:35 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
In this post, a third in the series documenting her CIS-RAW project, Pleasure and Pornography, Namita Malhotra explores the idea of fetish as examined by Anne McClintock (i) . This detour is an exploration of the notion of fetish, its histories and meanings, and how it might relate to the story of Indian porn.
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Blog Entry The 'Dark Fibre' Files: Interview with Jamie King and Peter Mann
by Siddharth Chadha published Mar 27, 2009 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:41 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Film-makers Jamie King (producer/director of the 'Steal This Film' series) and Peter Mann, in conversation with Siddharth Chadha, on 'Dark Fibre', their latest production, being filmed in Bangalore
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Of my struggle with a Broadband Connection
by Siddharth Chadha published May 29, 2009 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:44 AM — filed under: , ,
This is a reflection on my experiences with installing a broadband Internet connection at home. The closing post of an interview is delayed since Jamie and Peter are traveling.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
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.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry At the end of the niche optical pirate
by Siddharth Chadha published Oct 29, 2009 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:44 AM — filed under: , , , ,
In this blog post, Siddharth Chaddha goes enquiring into the modus operandi of a video pirate / film lover / businessman in Bangalore's famed National Market.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
The Future of the Moving Image
by Nishant Shah published Nov 10, 2008 last modified Nov 11, 2008 09:06 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
All dissimilar technologies are the same in their own way, but all similar technologies are uniquely different. This was probably at the core of the zeitgeist at the international seminar on “The Future of Celluloid” hosted by the Media Lab at the Jadavpur University, Kolkata, at which Nishant Shah, Director - Research CIS, presented a research paper. Practitioners, film makers, artists, theoreticians and academics, blurring the boundaries of both their roles and their disciplines and areas of interest, came together to move beyond convergence theories – to explore the continuities, conflations, contestations and confusions that Internet Technologies have led to for earlier technologies, but specifically for the technology of the moving image.
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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 Reading the Fine Script: Service Providers, Terms and Conditions and Consumer Rights
by Jyoti Panday published Jul 02, 2014 last modified Jul 04, 2014 06:31 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
This year, an increasing number of incidents, related to consumer rights and service providers, have come to light. This blog illustrates the facts of the cases, and discusses the main issues at stake, namely, the role and responsibilities of providers of platforms for user-created content with regard to consumer rights.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog