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June 2018 Newsletter
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 30, 2018 last modified Aug 11, 2018 02:52 AM — filed under: , , ,
CIS newsletter for the month of June 2018.
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July 2018 Newsletter
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 31, 2018 last modified Aug 11, 2018 02:50 AM — filed under: , , ,
CIS July 2018 newsletter.
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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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Blog Entry Designing Domestic Work Platforms
by Divyansha Sehgal and Yathrath published Aug 13, 2022 — filed under: , ,
This research was conducted by The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) with funding from Association for Progressive Communication (APC) through the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN), supported by International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The authors are deeply grateful to the platform workers who talked to us and shared their experiences of finding work through Urban Company. Their responses shaped our research and their insights guided the creation of this final report.
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Platforms, Power and Politics: Digital Labour in India
by Ambika Tandon published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jul 20, 2021 02:42 AM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) invites you to a webinar wherein it will launch and present four research reports on digital labour in India. The webinar will be hosted on July 28, 2021 at 5 p.m. (IST) / 11.30 a.m. (UTC)
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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 Unpacking video-based surveillance in New Delhi
by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon published Jun 20, 2019 last modified Jun 20, 2019 05:13 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon presented at an international workshop on 'Urban Data, Inequality and Justice in the Global South', on 14 June 2019, at the University of Manchester. The agenda for the workshop and the slides from the presentation by Aayush and Ambika are available below.
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Blog Entry Facebook sees its salvation with its cryptocurrency Libra
by Nishant Shah published Jun 30, 2019 last modified Jul 02, 2019 03:58 AM — filed under:
Facebook’s Libra is designed to take control of our digital lives.
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Blog Entry Making Humanities in the Digital: Embodiment and Framing in Bichitra and Indiancine.ma
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Mar 31, 2018 last modified Jun 25, 2018 12:50 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The growth of the internet and digital technologies in the last couple of decades, and the emergence of new ‘digital objects’ of enquiry has led to a rethinking of research methods across disciplines as well as innovative modes of creative practice. This chapter authored by Puthiya Purayil Sneha (published in 'Making Things and Drawing Boundaries: Experiments in the Digital Humanities' edited by Jentery Sayers) discusses some of the questions that arise around the processes by which digital objects are ‘made’ and made available for arts and humanities research and practice, by drawing on recent work in text and film archival initiatives in India.
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Blog Entry Indic Scripts and the Internet
by Dibyajyoti Ghosh published Jun 30, 2015 last modified Jul 10, 2015 04:23 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This post by Dibyajyoti Ghosh is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Dibyajyoti is a PhD student in the Department of English, Jadavpur University. He has four years of full-time work experience in projects which dealt with digital humanities and specially with digitisation of material in Indic scripts. In this essay, Dibyajyoti explores the effects the English language has on the Internet population of India.
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