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Blog Entry Storytelling as Performance: The Ugly Indian and Blank Noise 2
by Denisse Albornoz published Feb 27, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:30 PM — filed under: , , , ,
This post compares the method of storytelling with performances. To illustrate this, we explore the narratives of the Blank Noise project and The Ugly Indian, two civic groups from Bangalore making interventions in the public space. Part 2 looks at the role of actors and the stage in performances to explore the role of agency and the public space in storytelling.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
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 Public Art, Technology and Citizenship - Blank Noise Project
by Denisse Albornoz published Nov 30, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:43 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Jasmeen Patheja speaks about the active citizen in the digital age, its challenges in the public and private spheres and interdisciplinary methods to overcome them.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry Digital AlterNatives with a Cause?
by Nishant Shah published Sep 15, 2011 last modified Apr 10, 2015 09:22 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Hivos and the Centre for Internet and Society have consolidated their three year knowledge inquiry into the field of youth, technology and change in a four book collective “Digital AlterNatives with a cause?”. This collaboratively produced collective, edited by Nishant Shah and Fieke Jansen, asks critical and pertinent questions about theory and practice around 'digital revolutions' in a post MENA (Middle East - North Africa) world. It works with multiple vocabularies and frameworks and produces dialogues and conversations between digital natives, academic and research scholars, practitioners, development agencies and corporate structures to examine the nature and practice of digital natives in emerging contexts from the Global South.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Reflecting from the Beyond
by Maesy Angelina published Mar 23, 2011 last modified May 14, 2015 12:21 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
After going ‘beyond the digital’ with Blank Noise through the last nine posts, the final post in the series reflects on the understanding gained so far about youth digital activism and questions one needs to carry in moving forward on researching, working with, and understanding digital natives.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Activism: Unraveling the Term
by Maesy Angelina published Mar 10, 2011 last modified May 14, 2015 12:25 PM — filed under: , , , ,
After discussing Blank Noise’s politics and ways of organizing, the current post explores whether activism is still a relevant concept to capture the involvement of people within the collective. I explore the questions from the vantage point of the youth actors, through conversations about how they relate with the very term of activism.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
The Many Faces Within
by Maesy Angelina published Feb 28, 2011 last modified Aug 04, 2011 10:41 AM — filed under: , ,
Blank Noise, as many other digital native collectives, may seem to be complete horizontal at first glance. But, a closer look reveals the many different possibilities for involvement and a unique way the collective organize itself.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry The Class Question
by Maesy Angelina published Feb 18, 2011 last modified Sep 22, 2011 12:45 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Blank Noise aims to be as inclusive as possible and therefore does not identify any specific target groups. Yet, the spaces and the methods they occupy do attract certain kinds of volunteers and public. This raises the class question: what are the dilemmas around class on digital interventions? Are they any different from the dilemmas on street interventions?
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
The Digital Tipping Point
by Maesy Angelina published Jan 21, 2011 last modified Aug 04, 2011 10:36 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Is Web 2.0 really the only reason why youth digital activism is so successful in mobilizing public engagement? A look into the transformation of Blank Noise’s blog from a one-way communication medium into a site of public dialogue and collaboration reveals the crucial factors behind the success.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Taking It to the Streets
by Maesy Angelina published Nov 17, 2010 last modified Aug 04, 2011 10:33 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The previous posts in the Beyond the Digital series have discussed the distinct ways in which young people today are thinking about their activism. The fourth post elaborates further on how this is translated into practice by sharing the experience of a Blank Noise street intervention: Y ARE U LOOKING AT ME?
Located in Digital Natives / Blog