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Blog Entry Back When the Past had a Future: Being Precarious in a Network Society
by Nishant Shah published Feb 12, 2013 last modified Feb 12, 2013 06:16 AM — filed under: , , ,
We live in Network Societies. This phrase has been so bastardised to refer to the new information turn mediated by digital technologies, that we have stopped paying attention to what the Network has become. Networks are everywhere. They have become the default metaphor of our times, where everything from infrastructure assemblies to collectives of people, are all described through the lens of a network.
Located in RAW / / Blogs / Habits of Living
January 2013 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 31, 2013 last modified Jun 11, 2013 11:56 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
We at the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) wish you all a great year ahead and welcome you to the first issue of our newsletter for the year 2013. This issue brings you an overview of our research programs, events organised and participated, news and media coverage, and videos of recent events.
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Blog Entry Not Just Fancy Television
by Nishant Shah published Dec 08, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:45 AM — filed under: , , ,
Nishant Shah reviews Ben Hammersley's book "64 Things You Need to Know for Then: How to Face the Digital Future Without Fear ", published by Hodder & Stoughton
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
November 2012 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 last modified Jan 06, 2013 01:59 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Welcome to the newsletter of November 2012 from the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS). The present issue features an analysis of Section 66A of the IT Act by Pranesh Prakash, comments on the draft Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, an introduction to 12 mobile devices that we are researching as part of the Pervasive Technologies project, submissions of civil society in relation to the revision of International Telecommunication Regulations that are to take place at the ITU's World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai, updates from the Wikipedia community on Indic languages, and news and media coverage.
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Blog Entry Alt needs to Shift
by Nishant Shah published Nov 18, 2012 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:03 AM — filed under: , ,
People maybe talking more online, but they all seem to be talking about the same kind of thing.
Located in RAW / Digital Humanities
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.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
October 2012 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 31, 2012 last modified Nov 08, 2012 11:42 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Welcome to the newsletter of October 2012 from the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS). The present issue features an analysis by Ujwala Uppaluri of the Delhi High Court’s judgment in Super Cassettes v. MySpace, announcement of public call for comments for reports on “Banking and Accessibility in India” and “Making TV Accessible in India”, and updates on Indic languages.
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Blog Entry The Rules of Engagement
by Nishant Shah published Oct 29, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:48 AM — filed under: , , ,
Why the have-nots of the digital world can sometimes be mistaken as trolls. I am not sure if you have noticed, but lately, the people populating our social networks have started to be more diverse than before.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry One. Zero.
by Nishant Shah published Sep 17, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:50 AM — filed under: , ,
The digital world is the world of twos. All our complex interactions, emotional negotiations, business transactions, social communication and political subscriptions online can be reduced to a string of 1s and 0s, as machines create the networks for the human beings to speak. So sophisticated is this network of digital infrastructure that we forget how our languages of connection are constantly being transcribed in binary code, allowing for the information to be transmitted across the web.
Located in Digital Natives
Blog Entry Deconstructing Digital Natives: Young People, Technology and the New Literacies
by Nishant Shah published Jul 24, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:51 AM — filed under: , , ,
Nishant Shah was invited to do a book review of a new anthology 'Deconstructing Digital Natives', edited by Michael Thomas. The review was published in Routledge's Journal of Children and Media on July 18, 2012.
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