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January 2017 Newsletter
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 01, 2017 — filed under: , , , ,
Welcome to the January 2017 newsletter of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS).
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Blog Entry Digital native: Back at it Again
by Nishant Shah published Jan 22, 2017 last modified Feb 02, 2017 03:04 PM — filed under: ,
The Indian digital landscape has put us in a loop of hashtags and outrage, a space where we have mastered the art of shame.
Located in RAW
Blog Entry Porn: Law, Video, Technology
by Namita A Malhotra published Sep 28, 2011 last modified Apr 14, 2015 12:43 PM — filed under: , , ,
Namita Malhotra’s monograph on Pornography and Pleasure is possibly the first Indian reflection and review of its kind. It draws aside the purdah that pornography has become – the forbidden object as well as the thing that prevents you from looking at it – and fingers its constituent threads and textures.
Located in RAW / Histories of the Internet
Blog Entry The Bots That Got Some Votes Home
by Nilofar Ansher published Jun 20, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:56 AM — filed under: , ,
Nilofar Ansher gives us some startling updates on the "Digital Natives Video Contest" voting results declared in May 2012, in this blog post.
Located in Digital Natives
Blog Entry Digital Native: Delete Facebook?
by Nishant Shah published Apr 08, 2018 last modified May 06, 2018 03:08 AM — filed under: , , , ,
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
Located in RAW
Blog Entry Infrastructure as Digital Politics: Media Practices and the Assam NRC Citizen Identification Project (Draft Paper)
by Khetrimayum Monish Singh published May 15, 2018 last modified May 15, 2018 03:35 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in Assam focuses on updating the list of Indian citizens in the state. A highly sensitive, controversial and massive exercise, the government has had several strategies to manage this project. One of the ways has been in which the government has engaged with and positioned itself, vis-a-vis the media, specifically through Facebook and Twitter, and on its own official website. This paper by Khetrimayum Monish Singh and Nazifa Ahmed is a discourse analysis of media content and user opinions on Facebook, and media responses on the NRC official website. These reflect bureaucratic practices of efficiency, transparency, trust and anxiety management; user feedback, confusion, political concerns and opinions help in accounting for and navigating through the system, and contribute to building up the NRC as an information infrastructure. We focus on how these two processes through media practices co-produce 'the sociotechnical building and maintenance' (Star and Bowker, 1999; Star and Ruhleder, 1996) of the NRC as an information infrastructure.
Located in RAW
Blog Entry Revealing Protesters on the Fringe: Crucifixion Protest in Paraguay
by Denisse Albornoz published Sep 20, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:51 AM — filed under: , , ,
An analysis of the crucifix protest in Paraguay in the light of Nishant Shah’s piece: Whose Change is it Anyway? The blog post looks at the physical and symbolic spaces in which narratives of change were conceived and the extent to which information circulating within activates citizen action.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Not a Goodbye; More a ‘Come Again’: Thoughts on being Research Director at a moment of transition
by Nishant Shah published Jun 15, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
As I slowly make the news of my transition from being the Research Director at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, to taking up a professorship at the Leuphana University, Lueneburg, Germany, there is a question that I am often asked: “Are you going to start a new research centre?” And the answer, for the most part, is “No.”
Located in RAW
Blog Entry Living in the Archival Moment
by Sneha PP published Jun 19, 2014 last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:27 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The archive has been and continues to be a key concept in Digital Humanities discourse, particularly in India. The importance of the archive to knowledge production in the Humanities, the implication of changes in archival practice with the advent of electronic publishing and digitisation, and the focus on curation as a critical and creative process are some aspects of the debate that this blog post looks at.
Located in RAW / Digital Humanities
Blog Entry Methods for Social Change
by Denisse Albornoz published Nov 30, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:42 AM — filed under: , , ,
On this brief introduction, I outline the main targets of my research project for CIS and the HIVOS Knowledge Program. As a response to the thought piece ‘Whose Change is it Anyway’ I will explore civic engagement among middle class youth over the course of the next 9 months by interviewing change makers and collectives that are part of multi-stakeholder projects in Bangalore.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change