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Who Owns Your Phone?
The capacity of companies to defy standards that work tells an alarming story of what we lose when we lose control of our devices. by Nishant Shah last modified Sep 18, 2016 04:18 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
How Green is the Internet? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
This essay by Aishwarya Panicker is part of the 'Studying Internet in India' series. The author draws attention to the fact that there is little data, debate, ... by Aishwarya Panicker last modified Sep 23, 2016 05:02 AM — Filed under: , ,
Mobilizing Online Consensus: Net Neutrality and the India Subreddit
This essay by Sujeet George is part of the 'Studying Internet in India' series. The author offers a preliminary gesture towards understanding reddit’s usage ... by Sujeet George last modified Sep 27, 2016 04:52 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Love in the Time of Tinder
Service providers and information aggregators mine our information and share it in ways that we cannot imagine. by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 17, 2016 02:07 AM — Filed under: ,
March 2017 Newsletter
Welcome to March 2017 newsletter of the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS). by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 12:47 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Between the Stirrup and the Ground: Relocating Digital Activism
In this peer reviewed research paper, Nishant Shah and Fieke Jansen draws on a research project that focuses on understanding new technology, mediated ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 25, 2015 05:58 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Material Cyborgs; Asserted Boundaries: Formulating the Cyborg as a Translator
In this peer reviewed article, Nishant Shah explores the possibility of formulating the cyborg as an author or translator who is able to navigate between the ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 25, 2015 05:57 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Digital Humanities for Indian Higher Education
The digital age has had a huge impact on higher education in the last decade transforming the modalities of both teaching and research. To discuss these ... by Sara Morais and Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:53 AM — Filed under: , , ,
August 2013 Bulletin
Our newsletter for the month of August 2013 can be accessed below. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 13, 2013 06:26 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Digital native: Lie Me a River
The sea of social media around us often drowns the truth, exchanging misinformation for facts. by Nishant Shah last modified Mar 19, 2017 02:47 PM — Filed under: , ,
Evaluating Safety Buttons on Mobile Devices: Preview
Much technological innovation for women is aimed at addressing violence against women. One such ubiquitous intervention is mobile device-based safety ... by Rohini Lakshané and Chinmayi S.K. last modified Sep 10, 2017 06:45 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Whose Change Is It Anyway? | DML2013
As a preparation for the DML conference, Nishant Shah had an interview with Howard Rheingold, a cyberculture pioneer, social media innovator, and author of ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:47 AM — Filed under: , , ,
April 2017 Newsletter
Welcome to the CIS newsletter for April 2017. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 12:59 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Digital native: You can check out, you can never leave
Aadhaar is not something you define and opt into, it is something that defines you. by Nishant Shah last modified May 05, 2017 01:31 AM — Filed under: , ,
Digital native: Snap out of outrage mode
Rage at the inequality of the digital world is good. But why stop at the Snapchat CEO? by Nishant Shah last modified May 05, 2017 01:45 AM — Filed under: ,
May 2017 Newsletter
Welcome to the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) newsletter for May 2017. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 17, 2017 02:46 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Digital native: Free speech? You must be joking!
India’s digital landscape is dotted with vigilante voices that drown out people’s right to free speech. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 08, 2017 01:16 AM — Filed under: , ,
Digital native: Look before you (digitally) leap
Creating a digital future is great, but there’s a serious need to secure the infrastructure first. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 08, 2017 01:22 AM — Filed under: , ,
'I feel the pain of having nowhere to go': A Manipuri Trans Woman Recounts Her Ongoing Lockdown Ordeal
"My life and work in Bengaluru came to an abrupt halt with the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown this March. We no longer had jobs and were forced to plan our ... by Santa Khurai last modified Jun 22, 2020 11:42 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
One. Zero.
The digital world is the world of twos. All our complex interactions, emotional negotiations, business transactions, social communication and political ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:50 AM — Filed under: , ,
Storytelling as Performance: The Ugly Indian and Blank Noise 1
This post compares the production behind a performance with the process of storytelling. To illustrate this analogy, we explore the stories of the Blank Noise ... by Denisse Albornoz last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:31 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Studying Digital Creative Industries in India: Initial Questions
This brief overview of the discourse around creative industries is an attempt to explore some ways of identifying what could be digital creative industries in ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Mar 18, 2016 01:55 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Making Voices Heard: Privacy, Inclusivity, and Accessibility of Voice Interfaces in India
We believe that voice interfaces have the potential to democratise the use of internet by addressing barriers such as accessibility concerns, lack of abilities ... by Shweta Mohandas last modified Dec 18, 2019 12:10 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Digital Humanities and New Contexts of Digital Archival Practice in India
Puthiya Purayil Sneha attended and presented at a conference on 'The Arts, Knowledge, and Critique in the Digital Age in India: Addressing Challenges in the ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Dec 18, 2019 10:32 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Data Infrastructures and Inequities: Why Does Reproductive Health Surveillance in India Need Our Urgent Attention?
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 ... by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon last modified Dec 30, 2019 04:44 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Call for Researchers: Welfare, Gender, and Surveillance
We are inviting applications for two researchers. Each researcher is expected to write a narrative essay that interrogates the modes of surveillance that ... by Ambika Tandon last modified Feb 13, 2020 03:05 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Digital Native: The e-wasteland of our times
How digitising isn’t necessarily a fast-track to a sustainable future. by Nishant Shah last modified May 06, 2018 03:21 AM — Filed under:
New Contexts and Sites of Humanities Practice in the Digital (Paper)
The ubiquitous presence of the ‘digital’ over the couple of decades has brought with it several important changes in interdisciplinary forms of research and ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Dec 06, 2019 05:03 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Digital Native: Cause an Effect
Aadhaar is a self-contained safe system, its interaction with other data and information systems is also equally safe and benign. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 26, 2018 03:21 PM — Filed under: , ,
June 2018 Newsletter
CIS newsletter for the month of June 2018. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 11, 2018 02:52 AM — Filed under: , , ,