Centre for Internet & Society

May 2017 Newsletter

by Prasad Krishna

Welcome to the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) newsletter for May 2017.

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Japleen Pasricha - Gendered Spaces in Digital Rights (Delhi, June 02, 5 pm)

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay

It is our priviledge to annouce that Japleen Pasricha will be the speaker for the June #FirstFridayAtCIS event. Japleen smashes the patriarchy for a living, and is Founder & Editor-in-chief of Feminism in India. The talk will focus on her experience of working on gender and digital rights in India, the ways in which "gender" functions as a critical lens in digital rights discourse and practice in India (or not), and the gendered nature of digital rights spaces in India. If you are joining us, please RSVP at the soonest as we have only limited space in our office.

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Digital native: Look before you (digitally) leap

by Nishant Shah

Creating a digital future is great, but there’s a serious need to secure the infrastructure first.

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Consultative Meeting for a Digital Archive Lab

by Prasad Krishna

A meeting for a digital archive lab was held at the Centre for Community Knowledge, Ambedkar University in New Delhi on May 20, 2017. P.P. Sneha participated in the meeting.

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Tech Anthropology Today: Collaborate, Rather than Fetishize from Afar

by Geert Lovink and Ramesh Srinivasan

"That is why the 'offline' if you will is so critical to understanding the 'online'—because they do not exist in isolation and what we have constructed is an illusory binary between the two." In this interview, Geert Lovink discusses with Ramesh Srinivasan: “how can we embrace the realities of communities too-often relegated to the margins?”

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Digital native: Free speech? You must be joking!

by Nishant Shah

India’s digital landscape is dotted with vigilante voices that drown out people’s right to free speech.

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Digital native: Snap out of outrage mode

by Nishant Shah

Rage at the inequality of the digital world is good. But why stop at the Snapchat CEO?

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Digital native: Are You Still Having Fun?

by Nishant Shah

Before you accept a fun app into your digital ecosystem, prepare yourself for the data you will be giving away.

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Digital native: You can check out, you can never leave

by Nishant Shah

Aadhaar is not something you define and opt into, it is something that defines you.

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