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Blog Entry Digital Design: Human Behavior vs. Technology - Vita Beans
by Denisse Albornoz published Mar 04, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:29 PM — filed under: , , , ,
What comes first? Understanding human behavior and communication patterns to design digital technologies? Or should our technologies have the innate capacity to adapt to the profiles of all its potential users? This post will look at accessibility challenges for digital immigrants and the importance of behavioral science for the design of digital technologies. We interview Amruth Bagali Ravindranath from Vita Beans.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry Call for Applications: 'Maps for Making Change' - Using Geographical Mapping Techniques to Support Struggles for Social Justice in India
by Anja Kovacs published Oct 30, 2009 last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:04 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Deadline: 20 November 2009. Maps for Making Change is a two-month project specifically designed for activists and supporters of social movements and campaigns in India. It provides participants with an exciting opportunity to explore how a range of digital mapping techniques can be used to support struggles for social justice. It also allows you to immediately develop and implement in practice a concrete mapping project relevant to your campaign or movement, with full technical support. Interested in joining us? Send in your application by 20 November 2009.
Located in Advocacy / Other Advocacy
Blog Entry Maps for Making Change Kicks Off, and You Can Get Involved!
by Anja Kovacs published Dec 02, 2009 last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:03 PM — filed under: , , , ,
A first in India, Maps for Making Change explores the use of geographical mapping techniques to support struggles for social justice in India. On 3 December, the project officially kicks off during a one-day workshop in Delhi. But even if you can not be there with us in Delhi, there are ways to get involved.
Located in Advocacy / Other Advocacy
Blog Entry Maps for Making Change Wiki Now Open to the Public
by Anja Kovacs published Apr 01, 2010 last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:05 PM — filed under: , ,
Since December 2009, CIS has been coordinating and nurturing the Maps for Making Change project, organised in collaboration with Tactical Tech. During the past four months, participants have been on a challenging yet fertile and inspiring journey that is now slowly coming to an end. Would you like to know more about what has happened in the time that has passed? The Maps for Making Change wiki is a good place to start.
Located in Advocacy / Other Advocacy
Blog Entry Information Design - Visualizing Action (TTC)
by Denisse Albornoz published Dec 27, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:34 AM — filed under: , , ,
This is the second part of the Making Change analysis on information activism. It explores the role of the presentation and design of information to translate information into action.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry We, the Cyborgs: Challenges for the Future of being Human
by Asha Achuthan published Mar 22, 2012 last modified Oct 24, 2015 01:42 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Cyborg - a cybernetique organism which is a combination of the biological and the technological – has been at the centre of discourse around digital technologies. Especially with wearable computing and ubiquitous access to the digital world, there has been an increased concern that very ways in which we understand questions of life, human body and the presence and role of technologies in our worlds, are changing. In just the last few years, we have seen extraordinary measures – the successful production of synthetic bacteria, artificial intelligence that can be programmed to simulate human conditions like empathy and temperament, and massive mobilisation of people around the world, to fight against the injustices and inequities of their immediate environments.
Located in RAW / / Blogs / We, the Cyborgs
An Artist's Hunt for Lost Stepwells
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 04, 2010 last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:05 PM — filed under: , ,
As part of the Maps for Making Change project, Kakoli Sen has brought to light some facts which she stumbled upon while mapping the stepwells in Vadodara. She mapped these and also discovered 14 such architectural heritage structures. The news was covered in the Times of India.
Located in News & Media
Mapping the Things that Affect Us
by Prasad Krishna published May 03, 2010 last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:05 PM — filed under: , ,
'Map for making change' is a project using geographical mapping techniques to support struggles for social justice in India
Located in News & Media
Their India has No Borders
by Anja Kovacs published Apr 29, 2010 last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:08 PM — filed under: , ,
Bangalore felt far for them, they would mark it outside the country. India, for migrant labourers, is different from the India we know
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Maps for Making Change - The First Workshop
by Anja Kovacs published Dec 02, 2009 last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:09 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
In this first workshop in a series of three, participants will think through the potential of mapping in the context of a project that they have suggested in their application and the preparations they need to make to make these ideas a reality.
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