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Blog Entry From Taboo to Beautiful - Menstrupedia
by Denisse Albornoz published Apr 30, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:25 PM — filed under: , , , ,
On this post, we take a look at 'menstrual activism' -a movement that despite its trajectory in feminism, remains unnoticed in most accounts of traditional and digital activism. We interview Tuhin Paul, the artist and storyteller behind Menstrupedia, an India-based social venture creating comics to shatter the myths and misunderstandings surrounding menstruation around the world.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry Digital Humanities and the Problem of Definition
by Sneha PP published Apr 25, 2014 last modified Mar 30, 2015 12:47 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Digital Humanities as a field that still eludes definition has been the subject of much discourse and writing. This blog post looks at this issue as one of trying to approach the field from a disciplinary lens, and the challenges that this may pose to the attempts at a definition.
Located in RAW / Digital Humanities
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 Bridging the Information Divide - Political Quotient
by Denisse Albornoz published Apr 14, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:28 PM — filed under: , , ,
On this post, we will unpack 'information poverty'- a problem lying at the very foundation of the crises that inspired this project and a barrier impacting political action. We interview Surabhi HR, the founder director of the political consulting firm Political Quotient, an initiative that seeks to change how youth interacts with politics in India
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry ‘Doing’ Digital Humanities: Reflections on a project on Online Feminism in India
by Sneha PP published Apr 14, 2014 last modified Mar 30, 2015 12:48 PM — filed under: , ,
A core concern of Digital Humanities research has been that of method. The existing discourse around the field of DH assumes a move away from traditional humanities and social sciences research methods to more open, collaborative and iterative forms of scholarship spanning some conventional and other not so conventional practices and spaces. In this guest blog post, Sujatha Subramanian reflects upon her experience of undertaking a research study on online feminist activism in India and its various challenges.
Located in RAW / Digital Humanities
Blog Entry A Question of Digital Humanities
by Sneha PP published Mar 20, 2014 last modified Mar 30, 2015 12:47 PM — filed under: , ,
The emergence of digital humanities as a new field of interdisciplinary research enquiry has also seen growth in literature around the problem of its definition. This blog-post lays out some of the conceptual frameworks for the mapping exercise taken up by CIS to look at digital humanities in India.
Located in RAW / Digital Humanities
Blog Entry Information Structures for Citizen Participation - Janaagraha
by Denisse Albornoz published Mar 12, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:28 PM — filed under: , , ,
In our efforts to understand how change is conceptualized in the digital era, we find a growing emphasis on the role of effective information structures to empower the citizen and the government. We interview Joylita Saldanha from Janaagraha to answer questions around information, participation and e-governance.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry Institute for Internet & Society 2014, Pune
by Samantha Cassar published Mar 07, 2014 last modified Apr 07, 2014 11:31 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Last month, activists, journalists, researchers, and members of civil society came together at the 2014 Institute for Internet & Society in Pune, which was hosted by CIS and funded by the Ford Foundation. The Institute was a week long, in which participants heard from speakers from various backgrounds on issues arising out of the intersection of internet and society, such as intellectual property, freedom of expression, and accessibility, to name a few. Below is an official reporting summarizing sessions that took place.
Located in Telecom / Blog
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 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