Centre for Internet & Society

Digital Native: One Selfie Does a Tragedy Make

by Nishant Shah

The great find of this century – life’s worth just a selfie. Channeling the inner narcissus is now human hamartia.

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Digital Native: Hashtag Fatigue

by Nishant Shah

It is easy to hijack hashtags by coupling them with others. It is equally easy to make hashtags die.

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Digital Native: Time to Walk the Talk

by Nishant Shah

#MeToo has turned victims into survivors, but social media remains an unsafe space.

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Plenary Talk at Jyothi Nivas College Research Symposium

by Sneha PP

I gave a plenary presentation on new reading and writing practices in the digital context, and emerging questions for digital humanities and literary studies at a research symposium organised by Jyothi Nivas College, Post Graduate Centre, on September 28, 2018.

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Internet Researchers' Conference 2019 (IRC19): List - Call for Sessions

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 invite sessions that engage critically with the form, imagination, and politics of the *list*.

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Digital Native: Hardly Friends Like That

by Nishant Shah

Individual effort is far from enough to fool Facebook’s grouping algorithm.

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The Right Words for Love

by Nishant Shah

Queer love is legal. Which means that all of us are finally free to find a language that can match our desires.

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Digital Native: #MemeToo

by Nishant Shah

An old meme shows the need for emotional literacy in our digitally saturated age. Memes, like regrettable exes, have the habit of resurfacing at regular periods.

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Essays on 'Offline' - Selected Abstracts

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha

In response to a recent call for essays that explore various dimensions of offline lives, we received 22 abstracts. Out of these, we have selected 10 pieces to be published as part of a series titled 'Offline' on the upcoming [email protected] blog. Please find below the details of the selected abstracts.

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Digital Native: Playing God

by Nishant Shah

Google’s home assistant can make you feel deceptively God-like as it listens to every command of yours. It is a device that never sleeps, and always listens, waiting for a voice to utter “Ok Google” to jump into life.

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