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June 2012 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 08, 2012 last modified Jul 25, 2012 04:56 AM — filed under: ,
Welcome to the newsletter issue of June 2012. The present issue features an updated version of the Unlicensed Spectrum Policy brief for Government of India and a report of the Privacy Matters series organised in Ahmedabad on June 16, 2012.
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Blog Entry Bangalore Thinkathon Surrogacy: Bodies, States, Networks
by Wendy Chun & Nishant Shah published Jul 18, 2012 last modified Jul 20, 2012 06:08 AM — filed under:
The first workshop of the Habits of Living project will be a Thinkathon (Thinking Marathon) focused on the notion of surrogate structures that have become the visible landmarks of contemporary life and will be hosted by the Centre for Internet & Society, in Bangalore, India.
Located in RAW / / Blogs / Habits of Living
Blog Entry Civil Society Organisations and Internet Governance in Asia and India – Section Outlines
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 27, 2015 last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:40 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society has been invited to contribute two sections to the Asia Internet History - Third Decade (2001-2010) book edited by Dr. Kilnam Chon. The sections will discuss the activities and experiences of civil society organisations in Asia and India, respectively, in national, regional, and global Internet governance processes. The draft outlines of the sections are shared here. Comments and suggestions are invited.
Located in RAW
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 Google Policy Fellowship Programme: Call for Applications
by Prasad Krishna published May 24, 2012 last modified May 24, 2012 03:38 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is inviting applications for the Google Policy Fellowship programme. Google is providing a USD 7,500 stipend to the India Fellow, who will be selected by August 15, 2012.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Multimedia Storytellers: Panel Discussion
by Denisse Albornoz published Apr 16, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:26 PM — filed under: , , , ,
This post brings three storytellers together to find points of intersection between their methods. The format will be that of a panel discussion and it features: Arjun Srivathsa from Pocket Science India, Ameen Haque from the Storywallahs, and Ajay Dasgupta from The Kahani Project. They discuss technology, interpretation and action in storytelling.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry Interviews with App Developers: [dis]regard towards IPR vs. Patent Hype – Part II
by Samantha Cassar published Aug 14, 2014 last modified Aug 19, 2014 03:51 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The following is a second post within a series reporting on interviews conducted with 10 of Bangalore's mobile app developers and other industry stakeholders. Within this research, CIS attempts to understand how they engage with the law within their practice, particularly with respect to IP. Here we examine how these developers responded to a question on legal protection for their works.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Banking and Accessibility in India: A Study on Banking Accessibility in India — Call for Comments
by Vrinda Maheshwari published Oct 30, 2012 — filed under: ,
The adoption of accessible features and technologies by banks in India is low despite there being legislative and executive push for it. It is important for the banks to understand not just their obligations but also the benefits that will accrue to them if they follow the suggested guidelines.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Blog Entry Now Streaming on Your Nearest Screen
by Nishant Shah published Dec 24, 2011 last modified Dec 24, 2011 08:58 AM — filed under: ,
Digital cinema, especially the kinds produced using mobile devices and travelling on Internet social networking systems like YouTube and MySpace, are often dismissed as apolitical and ‘merely’ a fad. Moreover, content in the non-English language, due to incomprehensibility or lack of understanding of the cultural context of the production, is labeled as frivolous, or inconsequential, writes Nishant Shah in this peer reviewed essay published in the Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Volume 3, Issue 1, June 2009.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Reading from a Distance — Data as Text
by Sneha PP published Jul 23, 2014 last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:29 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The advent of new digital technologies and the internet has redefined practices of reading and writing, and the notion of textuality which is a fundamental aspect of humanities research and scholarship. This blog post looks at some of the debates around the notion of text as object, method and practice, to understand how it has changed in the digital context.
Located in RAW / Digital Humanities