Centre for Internet & Society

Digital Native: AI Manifesto

by Nishant Shah

Our intention and government action will determine our relationship with AI.

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Research Symposium on Digital Transitions in Cultural and Creative Industries in India, New Delhi, Feb 27-28

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay

It is our privilege to collaborate with LabEx ICCA (Université Paris 13), UNESCO New Delhi, Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH), and Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (CEIAS), to organise a Research Symposium on Digital Transitions in Cultural and Creative Industries in India. The symposium gathers researchers and practitioners engaging with the changing landscape of cultural and creative industries in India in the context of the rapid expansion of digital technologies and social media. We invite you to join us for a critical exploration of the prevalent discourse around cultural and creative industries, to identify what could be the different forms of digital creative and cultural industries developing in India, and how they problematise the questions of cultural expression, knowledge production, creativity, and labour.

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Internet Researchers' Conference 2018 (IRC18): Offline, February 22-24, Sambhaavnaa Institute

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay

We are proud to announce that the third edition of the Internet Researchers' Conference series will be held at the Sambhaavnaa Institute, Kandbari (Himachal Pradesh) during February 22-24, 2018. This annual conference series was initiated by the [email protected] (RAW) programme at CIS in 2016 to gather researchers, academic or otherwise, studying internet in/from India to congregate, share insights and tensions, and chart the ways forward. The *offline* is the theme of the 2018 edition of the conference (IRC18), and the conference agenda will be shaped by nine sessions selected by all the teams that submitted session proposals, and an independent paper track consisting of six presentations.

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Life of a Tuple: National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Reform of Citizen Identification Infrastructure in Assam

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay

We are proud to announce that a research grant from the Azim Premji University has enabled us to initiate a study of the ongoing updation process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and the resultant reform of citizen identification infrastructure in India. The study is being led by Khetrimayum Monish Singh and Ranjit Singh, along with Sumandro Chattapadhyay. Here we present an initial brief about the study.

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Digital native: The age of consent

by Nishant Shah

Just like porn is not real life, all news is not real news. It’s time, therefore, to come of age in the 18th year of this century.

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Digital native: Memory card is full

by Nishant Shah

We train ourselves to forget as our devices store everything. How do we remember things that matter?

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Digital native: Let there be life

by Nishant Shah

The first robot citizen of the world is from Saudi Arabia, and she has the dubious fame of having more rights than human counterparts in the country.

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