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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March 2019 Newsletter

by Prasad Krishna

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) newsletter for the month of March 2019.

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Presentation at Global Digital Humanities Symposium

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha

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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Data Infrastructures and Inequities: Why Does Reproductive Health Surveillance in India Need Our Urgent Attention?

by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon

In order to bring out certain conceptual and procedural problems with health monitoring in the Indian context, this article by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon posits health monitoring as surveillance and not merely as a “data problem.” Casting a critical feminist lens, the historicity of surveillance practices unveils the gendered power differentials wedded into taken-for-granted “benign” monitoring processes. The unpacking of the Mother and Child Tracking System and the National Health Stack reveals the neo-liberal aspirations of the Indian state.

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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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