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Blog Entry We, the Cyborgs: Challenges for the Future of being Human
by Asha Achuthan published Mar 22, 2012 last modified Oct 24, 2015 01:42 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Cyborg - a cybernetique organism which is a combination of the biological and the technological – has been at the centre of discourse around digital technologies. Especially with wearable computing and ubiquitous access to the digital world, there has been an increased concern that very ways in which we understand questions of life, human body and the presence and role of technologies in our worlds, are changing. In just the last few years, we have seen extraordinary measures – the successful production of synthetic bacteria, artificial intelligence that can be programmed to simulate human conditions like empathy and temperament, and massive mobilisation of people around the world, to fight against the injustices and inequities of their immediate environments.
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Blog Entry Welcome to [email protected] blog!
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Jan 02, 2019 last modified Jan 02, 2019 11:48 AM — filed under: , , , ,
We from the [email protected] programme at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) are delighted to announce the launch of our new blog, hosted on Medium. It will feature works by researchers and practitioners working in India and elsewhere at the intersections of internet, digital media, and society; and highlights and materials from ongoing research and events at the [email protected] programme.
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Blog Entry What I learned from going offline for 48 hours
by Nishant Shah published Feb 24, 2019 last modified Mar 14, 2019 04:21 PM — filed under:
A weekend without the internet shows just how much control we surrender to online chatter.
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Blog Entry What scares a Digital Native? Blogathon
by Samuel Tettner published May 02, 2011 last modified May 14, 2015 12:16 PM — filed under: , ,
What Scares technologized young people around the world? In an effort to present a view often not heard in traditional discourses, on Monday the 18th of April 2011, young people from across the world blogged about their fears in relation to the digitalisation of society.
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Blog Entry WhatsApp and the Creation of a Transnational Sociality
by Maitrayee Deka published Jul 01, 2015 last modified Jul 10, 2015 04:22 AM — filed under: , ,
This post by Maitrayee Deka is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Maitrayee is a postdoctoral research fellow with the EU FP7 project, P2P value in the Department of Sociology, University of Milan, Italy. Her broader research interests are New Media, Economic Sociology and Gender and Sexuality. This is the second of Maitrayee's two posts on WhatsApp and networks of commerce and sociality among lower-end traders in Delhi.
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Blog Entry WhatsApp and Transnational Lower-End Trading Networks
by Maitrayee Deka published Jun 30, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 10:44 AM — filed under: , ,
This post by Maitrayee Deka is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Maitrayee is a postdoctoral research fellow with the EU FP7 project, P2P value in the Department of Sociology, University of Milan, Italy. Her broader research interests are New Media, Economic Sociology and Gender and Sexuality. This is the first of Maitrayee's two posts on WhatsApp and networks of commerce and sociality among lower-end traders in Delhi.
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Blog Entry Where's My Data? Submission for Knight News Challenge 2015
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Oct 01, 2015 last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:00 PM — filed under: , , , ,
We are very excited to be contribute to a join submission with DataMeet and Oorvani for the Knight News Challenge 2015. We are proposing "an application for users to search for locally-relevant data, discuss missing data, demand data, explore and respond to data demands by others, and start data crowd-sourcing exercises." Please go to the submission page and support our project. The text of the proposal is available below. It was prepared by Nisha Thompson of DataMeet, Meera K of Oorvani, and I. The 'Where's My Data' banner is created by Nisha using icons from the Noun Project.
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Blog Entry Who Owns Your Phone?
by Nishant Shah published Sep 18, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
The capacity of companies to defy standards that work tells an alarming story of what we lose when we lose control of our devices.
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Blog Entry Who the Hack?
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 25, 2011 last modified May 14, 2015 12:16 PM — filed under: , ,
A hacker is not an evil spirit, instead he can outwit digital systems to bring about social change, writes Nishant Shah in this column published in the Indian Express on April 24, 2011.
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Blog Entry Whose Change Is It Anyway? | DML2013
by Nishant Shah published Nov 08, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:47 AM — filed under: , , ,
As a preparation for the DML conference, Nishant Shah had an interview with Howard Rheingold, a cyberculture pioneer, social media innovator, and author of "Smart Mobs. Nishant Shah is chair of 'Whose Change Is It Anyway? Futures, Youth, Technology And Citizen Action In The Global South (And The Rest Of The World)' track at DML2013. Here, he talks about shifts in citizen engagement in Indian politics and civics, and the underlying significance of these changes.
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