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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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May 2017 Newsletter
by Prasad Krishna published May 31, 2017 last modified Jun 17, 2017 02:46 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Welcome to the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) newsletter for May 2017.
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Blog Entry Digital native: Free speech? You must be joking!
by Nishant Shah published May 14, 2017 last modified Jun 08, 2017 01:16 AM — filed under: , ,
India’s digital landscape is dotted with vigilante voices that drown out people’s right to free speech.
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Blog Entry Digital native: Look before you (digitally) leap
by Nishant Shah published May 28, 2017 last modified Jun 08, 2017 01:22 AM — filed under: , ,
Creating a digital future is great, but there’s a serious need to secure the infrastructure first.
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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.
Located in Digital Natives
Blog Entry Storytelling as Performance: The Ugly Indian and Blank Noise 1
by Denisse Albornoz published Feb 24, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:31 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
This post compares the production behind a performance with the process of storytelling. To illustrate this analogy, we explore the stories of the Blank Noise project and The Ugly Indian- two civic groups from Bangalore making interventions in the public space. This post looks at the stages of pre-production and the screenplay to explore methods and narratives in storytelling.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry Studying Digital Creative Industries in India: Initial Questions
by P.P. Sneha published Mar 17, 2016 last modified Mar 18, 2016 01:55 PM — filed under: , , , ,
This brief overview of the discourse around creative industries is an attempt to explore some ways of identifying what could be digital creative industries in India, and the questions they raise and problematize for us in terms of cultural expression, knowledge production, creativity and labour. The term ‘creative industries’ has been around for a while now, but with the advent of the digital, and with interest from different sectors, especially with a focus on policy and economic development, it would be essential to critically examine the discourse around the term, and see where it may be changing to open up new possibilities, particularly for the arts, humanities and design.
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Blog Entry Indic Scripts and the Internet
by Dibyajyoti Ghosh published Jun 30, 2015 last modified Jul 10, 2015 04:23 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This post by Dibyajyoti Ghosh is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Dibyajyoti is a PhD student in the Department of English, Jadavpur University. He has four years of full-time work experience in projects which dealt with digital humanities and specially with digitisation of material in Indic scripts. In this essay, Dibyajyoti explores the effects the English language has on the Internet population of India.
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Blog Entry Users and the Internet
by Purbasha Auddy published Jul 10, 2015 last modified Jul 10, 2015 04:20 AM — filed under: , ,
This post by Purbasha Auddy is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Purbasha is a SYLFF PhD fellow at the School of Cultural Texts and Records (SCTR), Jadavpur University, with more than eight years of work experience in digital archiving. She has also been teaching for the last two years in the newly-started post-graduate diploma course in Digital Humanities and Cultural Informatics offered by the SCTR. In this essay, Purbasha explores the constructions of the ideas of the Indian Internet users through the advertisements that talk about data packages, mobile phones or apps.
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