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Blog Entry IRC19 - Proposed Session - #FOMO
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Nov 26, 2018 — filed under: , , , ,
Details of a session proposed by Pritha Chakrabarti and Dr. Baidurya Chakrabarti for the Internet Researchers' Conference 2019 - #List.
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Blog Entry Internet Researchers' Conference 2019 (IRC19): #List - Selected Sessions and Papers
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Jan 02, 2019 last modified Jan 21, 2019 12:11 PM — filed under: , , ,
Here is the list of selected sessions and papers for the Internet Researchers' Conference 2019 (IRC19) - #List. IRC19 will be held in Lamakaan, Hyderabad, from Jan 30 to Feb 1, 2019. The conference announcement, along with the final agenda, will be published on Monday, January 7.
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Blog Entry Internet Researchers' Conference 2019 (IRC19): #List, Jan 30 - Feb 1, Lamakaan
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Jan 09, 2019 last modified Jan 31, 2019 06:41 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Who makes lists? How are lists made? Who can be on a list, and who is missing? What new subjectivities - indicative of different asymmetries of power/knowledge - do list-making, and being listed, engender? What makes lists legitimate information artifacts, and what makes their knowledge contentious? Much debate has emerged about specificities and implications of the list as an information artifact, especially in the case of #LoSHA and NRC - its role in creation and curation of information, in building solidarities and communities of practice, its dependencies on networked media infrastructures, its deployment by hegemonic entities and in turn for countering dominant discourses. For the fourth edition of the Internet Researchers’ Conference (IRC19), we invited sessions and papers that engage critically with the form, imagination, and politics of the *list* - to present or propose academic, applied, or creative works that explore its social, economic, cultural, material, political, affective, or aesthetic dimensions. IRC19 will be organised in Lamakaan, Hyderabad, during January 30 - February 1, 2019.
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Blog Entry 10 Ways to Say Nothing New
by Nishant Shah published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Apr 14, 2015 01:17 PM — filed under: ,
The rise of the listicle, a safe, non-thinking information piece that tells us what we already know.
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Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
by Snehashish Ghosh and Anirudh Sridhar published Sep 30, 2013 last modified Dec 03, 2013 05:44 AM — filed under:
Snehashish Ghosh and Anirudh Sridhar introduces you to ICANN, its history, structure, and advisory mechanisms.
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Blog Entry Civil Society Organisations and Internet Governance in Asia and India – Section Outlines
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 27, 2015 last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:40 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society has been invited to contribute two sections to the Asia Internet History - Third Decade (2001-2010) book edited by Dr. Kilnam Chon. The sections will discuss the activities and experiences of civil society organisations in Asia and India, respectively, in national, regional, and global Internet governance processes. The draft outlines of the sections are shared here. Comments and suggestions are invited.
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Blog Entry 101 Ways of Starting an ISP:* No. 53 - Conversation, Content and Weird Fiction
by Surfatial published Aug 03, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
This essay by Surfatial is part of the 'Studying Internet in India' series. It argues that the internet has created a space for philosophical questioning among contemporary Indian participants which can develop further, despite common assertions that online spaces are largely uncivil and abusive. It actively explores how anonymous and pseudonymous content production may offer a method for exploring and expressing the internet in India, with a certain degree of freedom, and how spam-like methods may prove effective in puncturing filter bubbles.
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Blog Entry The Curious Incidents on Matrimonial Websites in India
by Abhimanyu Roy published Aug 30, 2016 last modified Aug 30, 2016 10:52 AM — filed under: , ,
This essay by Abhimanyu Roy is part of the 'Studying Internet in India' series. The author explores how the curious interplays between the arranged marriage market in India the rise of matrimonial sites such as Jeevansathi.com and Shaadi.com. The gravity of the impact that such web-based services have on the lives of users is substantially greater than most other everyday web-enabled transactions, such as an Uber ride or a Foodpanda order. From outright fraud to online harassment, newspaper back pages are filled with nightmare stories that begin on a matrimonial website. So much so that the Indian government has set up a panel to regulate matrimonial sites. The essay analyses the role of matrimonial websites in modern day India, and the challenges this awkward amalgamation of the internet and love gives rise to.
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File Tweets with "IGF13"
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 21, 2013 last modified Oct 28, 2013 06:29 AM — filed under: , ,
Tweets with "IGF13".
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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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