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Digital Natives and the Myth of the Revolution: Questioning the Radical Potential of Citizen Action
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 03, 2012 last modified Apr 03, 2012 08:36 AM — filed under:
Nishant Shah made a presentation on 'Questioning the radical potential for citizen action' at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of South California on March 8, 2012.
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Digital Natives and the Myth of the Revolution: Questioning the Radical Potential of Citizen Action
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 10, 2012 last modified Apr 03, 2012 07:15 AM — filed under:
At UC Santa Cruz, on Monday, March 5, 2012, Nishant Shah gave a lecture on "Digital Natives and the Myth of the Revolution: Questioning the Radical Potential of Citizen Action". The lecture focused more on the India Against Corruption case-study rather than the theoretical framework to understanding revolutions.
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Blog Entry Between the Stirrup and the Ground: Relocating Digital Activism
by Nishant Shah published Aug 23, 2011 last modified Oct 25, 2015 05:58 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
In this peer reviewed research paper, Nishant Shah and Fieke Jansen draws on a research project that focuses on understanding new technology, mediated identities, and their relationship with processes of change in their immediate and extended environments in emerging information societies in the global south. It suggests that endemic to understanding digital activism is the need to look at the recalibrated relationships between the state and the citizens through the prism of technology and agency. The paper was published in Democracy & Society, a publication of the Center for Democracy and Civil Society, Volume 8, Issue 2, Summer 2011.
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Blog Entry Digital native: Lie Me a River
by Nishant Shah published Mar 19, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The sea of social media around us often drowns the truth, exchanging misinformation for facts.
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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.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Digital native: You can check out, you can never leave
by Nishant Shah published Apr 02, 2017 last modified May 05, 2017 01:31 AM — filed under: , ,
Aadhaar is not something you define and opt into, it is something that defines you.
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Blog Entry Digital native: Snap out of outrage mode
by Nishant Shah published May 05, 2017 — filed under: ,
Rage at the inequality of the digital world is good. But why stop at the Snapchat CEO?
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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.
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Whose Change is it Anyway?
by Prasad Krishna published May 30, 2013 last modified Jun 05, 2013 08:40 AM — filed under: ,
The first product from the Whose Change is it Anyway? Hague workshop with Hivos in February is out. The video captures the process of knowledge generation there.
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How to Put Up a Facebook Resistance
by Oliver Leistert published Feb 21, 2012 last modified Feb 21, 2012 08:47 AM — filed under:
Review of Marc Stumpel’s essay, "Mapping the Politics of Web 2.0: Facebook Resistance", in Digital Alternatives with a Cause Book 2: To Think, pp.24-31 by Oliver Leistert.
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