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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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Blog Entry Digital native: Are You Still Having Fun?
by Nishant Shah published Apr 17, 2017 last modified May 05, 2017 01:37 AM — filed under: ,
Before you accept a fun app into your digital ecosystem, prepare yourself for the data you will be giving away.
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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: Lie Me a River
by Nishant Shah published Mar 19, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The sea of social media around us often drowns the truth, exchanging misinformation for facts.
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Blog Entry Digital native: Who will watch the watchman?
by Nishant Shah published Mar 03, 2017 — filed under: ,
The state mining its citizens as data and suspending rights to privacy under the rhetoric of national security is alarming.
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Blog Entry Digital Native: Do not go Gently into the Good Night
by Nishant Shah published Mar 03, 2017 — filed under: ,
If there’s a lesson to be learned from the resistance to the Trump administration, it is this — patriotism is not a feeling, it is an action.
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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.
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Blog Entry Digital Native: The Dream of the Cyborg
by Nishant Shah published Jan 08, 2017 last modified Feb 02, 2017 02:56 PM — filed under: ,
We have arrived at hybrid realities, where the technological and the human cannot be separated. The digital future we had once imagined is already here.
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Blog Entry Digital Native: The Future is Now
by Nishant Shah published Oct 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The digital is not just an addition but the new norm in our lives, and it might not be all good. There used to be a popular joke among technology geeks when Bluetooth arrived on our mobile devices — everything becomes better with Bluetooth.
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File Book 1: To Be, Digital AlterNatives with a Cause?
by Nishant Shah last modified May 15, 2015 12:08 PM — filed under: , , ,
In this first book of the Digital AlterNatives with a Cause? Collection, we concentrate on what it means to be a Digital Native. Within popular scholarship and discourse, it is presumed that digital natives are born digital. Ranging from Mark Prensky’s original conception of the identity which marked all people born after 1980 as Digital Natives to John Palfrey and Urs Gasser’s more nuanced understanding of specific young people in certain parts of the world as ‘Born Digital’, there remains a presumption that the young peoples’ relationship with technology is automatic and natural. In particular, the idea of being ‘born digital’ signifies that there are people who, at a visceral, unlearned level, respond to digital technologies. This idea of being born digital hides the complex mechanics of infrastructure, access, affordability, learning, education, language, gender, etc. that play a significant role in determining who gets to become a digital native and how s/he achieves it. In this book, we explore what it means to be a digital native in emerging information societies. The different contributions in this book posit what it means to be a digital native in different parts of the world. However, none of the contribution accepts the name ‘Digital Native’ as a given. Instead, the different authors demonstrate how there can be no one singular definition of a Digital Native. In fact, they show how, contextualised, historical, socially embedded, politically nuanced understanding of people’s interaction with technology provide a better insight into how one becomes a digital native.
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