Centre for Internet & Society

Manuel Beltrán - Institute of Human Obsolescence - Cartographies of Dispossession

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay

Join us at the Delhi office of CIS on Thursday, April 4, at 5 pm for a talk by Manuel Beltrán, founder of the Institute of Human Obsolescence (IoHO), which explores the future of labour and the changing relationship between humans and machine. Cartographies of Dispossession (CoD), their current project at IoHO, explores the forms of systematic data dispossession that different humans are subject to, and investigates how data becomes both the means of production as much as the means of governance.

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Presentation at Global Digital Humanities Symposium

by Admin

P.P. Sneha gave a virtual presentation of her work on digital cultural archives at the Global Digital Humanities Symposium organised by Michigan State University on March 21-22, 2019.

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Digital Native: How an information overload affects what you forward

by Nishant Shah

The information overload of social media sharing can make us act against our better judgement.

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What I learned from going offline for 48 hours

by Nishant Shah

A weekend without the internet shows just how much control we surrender to online chatter.

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Media Infrastructures and Digital Practices: Case Studies from the North East of India (Paper Presentation)

by Khetrimayum Monish Singh

Khetrimayum Monish Singh and Rajiv K. Mishra (Doctoral student, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, JNU) are presenting a co-authored paper at the Young Scholars International Conference on “Margins and Connections,” organised by the Special Centre for the Study of North East India, Jawaharlal Nehru University, on February 7-8, 2019. The conference will be held at the Committee Room of School of Social Sciences – I in JNU. Below are the conference schedule and abstract of the paper to be presented.

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India’s proposed new internet bill is as repressive as the worst of Chinese laws

by Nishant Shah

The proposed new internet bill is as repressive as the worst of Chinese restrictions. The new intermediaries liability and content monitoring act that will become a law in February, unquestioningly expand the remit of the government.

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January 2019 Newsletter

by Prasad Krishna

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) welcomes you to the first issue of its e-Newsletter for 2019.

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Internet Researchers' Conference 2019 (IRC19): #List, Jan 30 - Feb 1, Lamakaan

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha

Who makes lists? How are lists made? Who can be on a list, and who is missing? What new subjectivities - indicative of different asymmetries of power/knowledge - do list-making, and being listed, engender? What makes lists legitimate information artifacts, and what makes their knowledge contentious? Much debate has emerged about specificities and implications of the list as an information artifact, especially in the case of #LoSHA and NRC - its role in creation and curation of information, in building solidarities and communities of practice, its dependencies on networked media infrastructures, its deployment by hegemonic entities and in turn for countering dominant discourses. For the fourth edition of the Internet Researchers’ Conference (IRC19), we invited sessions and papers that engage critically with the form, imagination, and politics of the *list* - to present or propose academic, applied, or creative works that explore its social, economic, cultural, material, political, affective, or aesthetic dimensions. IRC19 will be organised in Lamakaan, Hyderabad, during January 30 - February 1, 2019.

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Welcome to [email protected] blog!

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha

We from the [email protected] programme at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) are delighted to announce the launch of our new blog, hosted on Medium. It will feature works by researchers and practitioners working in India and elsewhere at the intersections of internet, digital media, and society; and highlights and materials from ongoing research and events at the [email protected] programme.

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