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Blog Entry Habits of Living: Global Networks, Local Affects
by Wendy Chun, Kelly Dobson, Matthew Fuller and Eivind Rossaak published Mar 23, 2012 last modified Oct 24, 2015 01:38 PM — filed under: , ,
“Networks” have become a defining concept of our epoch. From high-speed financial networks that erode national sovereignty to networking sites like Facebook that transform the meaning of the word “friend,” from blogs that foster new political alliances to unprecedented globe-spanning viral vectors that threaten world-wide catastrophe, networks allegedly encapsulate what’s new and different.
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Blog Entry Interface Intimacies
by Audrey Yue and Namita A Malhotra published Mar 23, 2012 last modified Oct 24, 2015 01:40 PM — filed under: , , ,
Sherry Turkle, in her book Alone Together, talked about how the digital technologies, replacing interface time with face-time, are slowly alienating us from our social networks. There has been an increasing amount of anxiety around how people in immersive and ubiquitous computing and web environments are living lives which are connected online but not connected with their social and political contexts.
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Blog Entry Locating the Mobile: An Ethnographic Investigation into Locative Media in Melbourne, Bangalore and Shanghai
by Larissa Hjorth and Genevieve Bell published Mar 23, 2012 last modified Oct 24, 2015 01:41 PM — filed under: , ,
From Google maps, geoweb, GPS (Global Positioning System), geotagging, Foursquare and Jie Pang, locative media is becoming an integral part of the smartphone (and shanzhai or copy) phenomenon. For a growing generation of users, locative media is already an everyday practice.
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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.
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Blog Entry The Digital Classroom in the Time of Wikipedia
by Nishant Shah published Mar 22, 2012 last modified Oct 05, 2015 02:53 PM — filed under: , , ,
The digital turn in education comes across a wide range of initiatives and processes. The Wikipedia which is the largest user generated content website stands as a figurehead of such a digital turn, writes Nishant Shah.
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Blog Entry We Have the Answer for You. So, what's the Question?
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 21, 2012 last modified May 08, 2015 12:30 PM — filed under: ,
The Everyday Digital Native Video Contest invited everyone to send in videos that answered the question: who's the everyday digital native? Participants from all parts of the globe now have the answers.
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Blog Entry Vote for the Everyday Digital Native Video Contest!
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 20, 2012 last modified May 08, 2015 12:32 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society and Hivos are super excited to present the final videos in the Everyday Digital Native Video Contest. We invite readers to vote for the TOP 5 Videos. The finalists will each win EUR500! Voting closes March 31, 2012
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Blog Entry Pinning the Badge
by Nishant Shah published Mar 19, 2012 last modified May 08, 2015 12:34 PM — filed under: , , ,
In a world of competition, badging provides a holistic way of grading and learning, where individual talents are realised and the knowledge of the group is used.
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Blog Entry Digital Natives Video Contest
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 15, 2012 last modified May 08, 2015 12:35 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Everyday Digital Native Video Contest has its top five winners through public voting.
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Blog Entry The Digital Classroom: Social Justice and Pedagogy
by Nishant Shah published Dec 23, 2011 last modified May 08, 2015 12:36 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
What happens when we look at the classroom as a space of social justice? What are the ways in which students can be engaged in learning beyond rote memorisation? What innovative methods can be evolved to make students stakeholders in their learning process? These were some of the questions that were thrown up and discussed at the 2 day Faculty Training workshop for participant from colleges included in the Pathways to Higher Education programme, supported by Ford Foundation and collaboratively executed by the Higher Education Innovation and Research Application and the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore.
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