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Blog Entry Internet, Society & Space in Indian Cities
by Pratyush Shankar published Sep 28, 2011 last modified Jun 29, 2016 09:41 AM — filed under: , , ,
The monograph on Internet, Society and Space in Indian Cities, by Pratyush Shankar, is an entry into debates around making of IT Cities and public planning policies that regulate and restructure the city spaces in India with the emergence of Internet technologies. Going beyond the regular debates on the modern urban, the monograph deploys a team of students from the field of architecture and urban design to investigate how city spaces – the material as well as the experiential – are changing under the rubric of digital globalisation. Placing his inquiry in the built form, Shankar manoeuvres discourse from architecture, design, cultural studies and urban geography to look at the notions of cyber-publics, digital spaces, and planning policy in India. The findings show that the relationship between cities and cyberspaces need to be seen as located in a dynamic set of negotiations and not as a mere infrastructure question. It dismantles the presumptions that have informed public and city planning in the country by producing alternative futures of users’ interaction and mapping of the emerging city spaces.
Located in RAW / Histories of the Internet
Blog Entry Digital Native: Do not go Gently into the Good Night
by Nishant Shah published Mar 03, 2017 — filed under: ,
If there’s a lesson to be learned from the resistance to the Trump administration, it is this — patriotism is not a feeling, it is an action.
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Blog Entry Digital native: Who will watch the watchman?
by Nishant Shah published Mar 03, 2017 — filed under: ,
The state mining its citizens as data and suspending rights to privacy under the rhetoric of national security is alarming.
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Blog Entry Figures of Learning: The Conditional Artist
by Tara Kelton published May 05, 2015 last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:42 AM — filed under: , , ,
As part of its Making Methods for Digital Humanities project, CIS-RAW organized two consultations on new figures of learning in the digital context. For a proposed journal issue on the theme of ‘bodies of knowledge’ which draws upon these conversations, participants were invited to write short sketches on these figures of learning. This abstract by Tara Kelton explores the conditional artist, and the outcomes of inserting chance in the realization of art work through the use of new multimedia and digital technologies.
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Blog Entry Studying Internet in India: Selected Abstracts
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 10, 2015 last modified Aug 28, 2015 06:53 AM — filed under: , , ,
We received thirty five engaging abstracts in response to the call for essays on 'Studying Internet in India.' Here are the ten selected abstracts. The final essays will be published from June onwards.
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April 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 30, 2015 last modified May 31, 2015 04:29 AM — filed under: , , ,
Newsletter for the month of April below.
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Blog Entry Digital native: You are not alone
by Nishant Shah published Aug 27, 2017 last modified Sep 12, 2017 01:22 PM — filed under: ,
Away from the guidance of adults, the internet can be a lonely place for youngsters, pushing them towards self-harm.
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Blog Entry Bridging the Information Divide - Political Quotient
by Denisse Albornoz published Apr 14, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:28 PM — filed under: , , ,
On this post, we will unpack 'information poverty'- a problem lying at the very foundation of the crises that inspired this project and a barrier impacting political action. We interview Surabhi HR, the founder director of the political consulting firm Political Quotient, an initiative that seeks to change how youth interacts with politics in India
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry From Taboo to Beautiful - Menstrupedia
by Denisse Albornoz published Apr 30, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:25 PM — filed under: , , , ,
On this post, we take a look at 'menstrual activism' -a movement that despite its trajectory in feminism, remains unnoticed in most accounts of traditional and digital activism. We interview Tuhin Paul, the artist and storyteller behind Menstrupedia, an India-based social venture creating comics to shatter the myths and misunderstandings surrounding menstruation around the world.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
April 2014 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 30, 2014 last modified Jul 04, 2014 03:38 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The newsletter for the month of April can be accessed below:
Located in About Us / Newsletters