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Blog Entry The Platform Economy’s Gatekeeping of Class and Caste Dominance in Urban India
by Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi published Apr 18, 2024 last modified Apr 19, 2024 03:11 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi contributed an essay on how gated society management apps like MyGate and NoBrokerHood feed on caste and income inequalities in new datafied forms. The essay features in The Formalization of Social Precarities, an anthology edited by Murali Shanmugavelan and Aiha Nguyen and published with Data & Society.
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Blog Entry Online Gender Based Violence on Short Form Video Platforms
by Divyansha Sehgal and Lakshmi T. Nambiar published Apr 11, 2024 last modified Apr 11, 2024 03:24 AM — filed under: , , , ,
An inquiry into platform policies and safeguards. This report explores how short-form video platforms in India address online gender based violence (oGBV) by analysing their terms of service, community guidelines (CG), and reporting workflows.
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Blog Entry Digital Markets and India: Demystifying the Draft DCB
by Abhineet Nayyar and Isha Suri (in alphabetical order) published Apr 09, 2024 last modified Apr 15, 2024 06:15 AM — filed under: , , ,
This document summarises the proceedings of the Roundtable on the draft Digital Competition Bill (DCB) [hereinafter referred to as ‘the Roundtable’]. The Roundtable was conducted online on April 1, 2024, and included representation from academia, law, civil society, and policy organisations. The primary objective of the Roundtable was to discuss the recent report published by the Committee on Digital Competition Law (CDCL) in March 2024 along with the draft of the DCB.
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Blog Entry Understanding Feminist Infrastructures: An Exploratory Study of Online Feminist Content Creation Spaces in India
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha and Saumyaa Naidu published Mar 25, 2024 last modified Mar 25, 2024 01:02 PM — filed under: , ,
This report explores the growth of feminist infrastructures (including the various interpretations of the term), through research on feminist publishing, content creation and curation spaces and how they have informed the contemporary discourse on feminism, gender, and sexuality in India. The rise of online feminist publications, and related digital media content creation and curation spaces, has engendered new forums for debate, networking, and community-building. This report looks at some of the challenges of developing such publications and platforms, and the role of digital infrastructures in mediating contemporary feminist work and politics.
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Blog Entry Workers’ experiences in app-based taxi and delivery sectors: Key initial findings from multi-city quantitative surveys
by Aayush Rathi, Abhishek Sekharan, Ambika Tandon, Chetna V. M., Chiara Furtado, and Nishkala Sekhar published Feb 15, 2024 last modified Feb 16, 2024 01:27 AM — filed under: , , ,
In 2021-22, the labour research vertical at CIS conducted quantitative surveys with over 1,000 taxi and delivery workers employed in the app-based and offline sectors. The surveys covered key employment indicators, including earnings and working hours, initial investments and work-related cost burdens, income and social security, platform policies and management, and employment arrangements. The surveys were part of the ‘Labour Futures’ project supported by the Internet Society Foundation.
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Blog Entry Unpacking Algorithmic Infrastructures: Mapping the Data Supply Chain in the Healthcare Industry in India
by Amrita Sengupta, Chetna V. M., Pallavi Bedi, Puthiya Purayil Sneha, Shweta Mohandas and Yatharth published Dec 22, 2023 last modified Jan 05, 2024 02:38 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Unpacking Algorithmic Infrastructures project, supported by a grant from the Notre Dame-IBM Tech Ethics Lab, aims to study the Al data supply chain infrastructure in healthcare in India, and aims to critically analyse auditing frameworks that are utilised to develop and deploy AI systems in healthcare. It will map the prevalence of Al auditing practices within the sector to arrive at an understanding of frameworks that may be developed to check for ethical considerations - such as algorithmic bias and harm within healthcare systems, especially against marginalised and vulnerable populations.
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Blog Entry User Experiences of Digital Financial Risks and Harms
by Amrita Sengupta, Chiara Furtado, Garima Agrawal, Nishkala Sekhar, Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and Yesha Tshering Paul published Dec 15, 2023 last modified Dec 22, 2023 04:05 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
The reach and use of digital financial services has risen in recent years without a commensurate increase in digital literacy and access. Through this project, supported by a grant from Google(.)org, we will examine the landscape of potential risks and harms posed by digital financial services, and the disproportionate risk that information asymmetry and barriers to access pose for users, especially certain marginalised communities.
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Blog Entry Strategies to Organise Platform Workers
by Chiaro Furtado published Oct 22, 2023 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
In 2022, the Centre for Internet and Society hosted a panel with Akkanut Wantanasombut, Ayoade Ibrahim, Rikta Krishnaswamy, and Sofía Scasserra at RightsCon, an annual summit on technology and human rights.
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by Chiaro Furtado published Oct 20, 2023 — filed under:
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PDC 2022
by Admin published Jul 04, 2023 — filed under: ,
Divyansha Sehgal and Yatharth presented their work - Designing Domestic Work Platforms - on critical design assessments of gig work platforms at the Participatory Design Conference.
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Technology, Social Justice and Higher Education

Since the last two years, we at the Centre for Internet and Society, have been working with the Higher Education Innovation and Research Applications at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, on a project called Pathways to Higher Education, supported by the Ford Foundation.

Posted by Prasad Krishna at Dec 07, 2011 03:35 AM |
Mobility Shifts 2011 — An International Future of Learning Summit

The summit was organised by the New School and sponsored by MacArthur Foundation and Mozilla. It was held from October 10 to October 16, 2011 at the New School, New York City.

Posted by Prasad Krishna at Nov 28, 2011 08:50 AM |
Learn it Yourself

The peer-to-peer world of online learning encourages conversations and reciprocal learning, writes Nishant Shah in an article published in the Indian Express on 30 October 2011.

Posted by Nishant Shah at Dec 02, 2011 01:55 AM |
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