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Blog Entry Call for Essays — #List
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Jul 12, 2019 last modified Oct 11, 2019 05:07 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The [email protected] programme at CIS invites abstracts for essays that explore social, economic, cultural, political, infrastructural, or aesthetic dimensions of the ‘list’. We have selected 4 abstracts among those received before August 31, 2019, and are now accepting and evaluating further submissions on a rolling basis.
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Blog Entry Design and the Open Knowledge Movement
by Saumyaa Naidu published Mar 31, 2019 last modified Apr 01, 2019 12:13 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
With the objective of connecting the open knowledge movement with design, the Access to Knowledge team at the Centre for Internet and Society co-organised the Wikigraphists Bootcamp India 2018 with the Wikimedia Foundation during September 28-30, 2018 in New Delhi. The event was held at the School of Design at Ambedkar University Delhi. As part of the bootcamp, a panel discussion was held in order to bring together design practitioners, educators, open knowledge contributors, and design students to explore how design and open knowledge communities can engage with each other. In this post, Saumyaa Naidu shares the learnings from the panel discussion aimed at exploring the potential collaborations between design and the open knowledge movement.
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Blog Entry Rejuvenating India’s Rivers the Wiki Way
by Subodh Kulkarni published Mar 07, 2019 last modified Apr 01, 2019 01:18 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Tarun Bharat Sangh (TBS), an organisation working on rejuvenation of rivers in India, has began documentation of rivers on Wiki, especially to draw attention to and mitigate the crisis of toxic deposits facing more than 40 rivers in India. The work was started by Jal Biradari, TBS’s Maharashtra based group, in Sangli district with the help of the Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team of CIS. Here is the report from the first pilot workshop conducted by CIS-A2K during 22-25 December 2018 at Tarun Bharat Sangh Ashram, in Alwar, Rajasthan.
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Blog Entry Indic Wikisource Speak: Dr. Hrishikes Sen
by Jayanta Nath published Apr 10, 2019 last modified Apr 26, 2019 06:42 AM — filed under: , , , ,
There are plenty of people engaged in digitising Bengali books. Plenty of pirated digitised books are available online. We need to tap into that catchment area. I think, if we can prepare high-grade pdf versions of our completed works and spread those to various online non-wiki reader communities, we are likely to get good contributors. -- User:Hrishikes from English and Bengali Wikisource community, share his journey.
Blog Entry Privacy Protection Bill, 2013 (With Amendments based on Public Feedback)
by Elonnai Hickok published Jun 30, 2013 last modified Jul 12, 2013 10:50 AM — filed under: , , ,
In 2013 CIS drafted the Privacy Protection Bill as a citizens' version of a privacy legislation for India. Since April 2013, CIS has been holding Privacy Roundtables in collaboration with FICCI and DSCI, with the objective of gaining public feedback to the Privacy Protection Bill and other possible frameworks for privacy in India.
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Blog Entry Framing the Digital AlterNatives
by Nilofar Ansher published Apr 04, 2012 last modified May 08, 2015 12:28 PM — filed under: , , ,
They effect social change through social media, place their communities on the global map, and share spiritual connections with the digital world - meet the everyday digital native.
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Blog Entry Smart Cities in India: An Overview
by Vanya Rakesh published Dec 21, 2015 last modified Jan 11, 2016 01:30 AM — filed under: , ,
The Government of India is in the process of developing 100 smart cities in India which it sees as the key to the country's economic and social growth. This blog post gives an overview of the Smart Cities project currently underway in India. The smart cities mission in India is at a nascent stage and an evolving area for research. The Centre for Internet and Society will continue work in this area.
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Blog Entry National Compendium of Laws, Policies, Programmes for Persons with Disabilities
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Jan 03, 2016 last modified Feb 05, 2016 02:16 AM — filed under: ,
This compendium was compiled by the Centre for Internet & Society in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. Prasanna Kumar Pincha, Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, has written the Foreword.
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Blog Entry Making in the Humanities – Some Questions and Conflicts
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published May 22, 2015 last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:46 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The following is an abstract for a proposed chapter on 'making' in the humanities, which has been accepted for publication in a volume titled 'Making Humanities Matter'. This is part of a new book series titled 'Debates in the Digital Humanities 2015' to be published by University of Minnesota Press (http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/cfps/cfp_2015_mhm). The first draft of the chapter will be shared by mid-August 2015.
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Blog Entry Joining the Dots in India's Big-Ticket Mobile Phone Patent Litigation (Updated)
by Rohini Lakshané published May 31, 2015 last modified May 06, 2018 03:51 AM — filed under: , ,
An analysis of the significant commonalities and differences in various big-ticket lawsuits in India over the alleged infringement of mobile device patents.
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