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Blog Entry Re:wiring Bodies: Call for Review
by Nishant Shah published Dec 17, 2009 last modified Apr 03, 2015 10:50 AM — filed under: , , ,
Dr. Asha Achuthan's research project on "Rewiring Bodies" is a part of the Researchers @ Work Programme at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. From her vantage position, straddling the disciplines of medicine an Cultural Studies, through a gendered perspective. Dr. Achutan historicises the attitudes, imaginations and policies that have shaped the Science-Technology debates in India, to particularly address the ways in which emergence of Internet Technologies have shaped notions of gender and body in India.
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Blog Entry The Attention Economy - A Brief Introduction
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 22, 2010 last modified Apr 03, 2015 10:48 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This post examines attention economy as a brief prelude to a paper and monograph to be published on it. It examines the current theses on attention economy and a few approaches to reading attention economy in gaming besides foregrounding the attention economy and its functions and influence in MMORPGs.
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Blog Entry Attentional Capital in Online Gaming : The Currency of Survival
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2010 last modified Apr 03, 2015 10:46 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This blog post by Arun Menon discusses the concepts of production, labour and race in virtual worlds and their influence on the production of attention as a currency. An attempt is made to locate attentional capital, attentional repositories and attention currencies within gaming to examine 'attention currencies and its trade and transactions in virtual worlds. A minimal collection of attention currencies are placed as central and as a pre-requisite for survival in MMOs in much the same way that real currency become a necessity for survival. The approach is to locate attentional capital through different perspectives as well as examine a few concepts around virtual worlds.
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Blog Entry Internet, Society & Space in Indian Cities - A Call for Peer Review
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 14, 2011 last modified Apr 06, 2015 03:52 PM — filed under: , ,
Pratyush Shankar's research project on "Internet, Society & Space in Indian Cities" is a part of the Researchers @ Work Programme at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. His monograph explores the trajectories of transformation and perception of cities in India in context with the rise of Information Technologies for communication and presence of an active digital space.
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Blog Entry Archives and Access
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 22, 2011 last modified Apr 17, 2015 11:06 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The monograph by Aparna Balachandran and Rochelle Pinto, is a material history of the Internet archives. It examines the role of the archivist and the changing relationship between the state and private archives for looking at the politics of subversion, preservation and value of archiving. By examining the Tamil Nadu and Goa state archives, along with the larger public and state archives in the country, the monograph looks at the materiality of archiving, the ambitions and aspirations of an archive, and why it is necessary to preserve archives, not as historical artefacts but as living interactive spaces of memory and remembrance. The findings have direct implications on various government and market impulses to digitise archives and show a clear link between opening up archives and other knowledge sources for breathing life into local and alternative histories.
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Blog Entry Rethinking Conditions of Access
by Sneha PP published Oct 15, 2014 last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:35 AM — filed under: , , , ,
P. P. Sneha explores the possibilities of redefining the idea of access through the channels of education and learning.
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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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A.I. Hype Cycles and Artistic Subversions
by Sharath Chandra Ram published Dec 24, 2015 last modified Jan 01, 2016 07:52 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Gene Kogan will give a talk on "A.I. hype cycles and artistic subversions" on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Centre for Internet and Society office, 6 pm - 8 pm.
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December 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2015 last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:07 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Our newsletter for the month of December 2015 is below.
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RAW Lectures #02: Anil Menon on 'Undermining the Tyrant’s Protocols: Speculative Fiction and Freedom'
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jan 10, 2016 last modified Feb 09, 2016 08:43 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Anil Menon will give a talk on 'Undermining the Tyrant’s Protocols: Speculative Fiction and Freedom' at the Centre for Internet and Society's office in Bangalore on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6 pm. Please join us for tea and coffee before the lecture at 5.30 pm.
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