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Blog Entry CIS Cybersecurity Series (Part 13) - Pranesh Prakash
by Purba Sarkar published Dec 31, 2013 last modified Jan 20, 2014 06:20 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
CIS interviews Pranesh Prakash, lawyer and policy director with Centre for Internet and Society, as part of the Cybersecurity Series.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry It’s Common Practice
by Nishant Shah published May 22, 2013 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:41 AM — filed under: , ,
Technologies are no longer abstract. They're habits. What constitutes a habit? The gestures that you make as you read this, the way your eyes flick when you encounter somebody you like, the way you stroke your chin in a moment of reflection, or the split second decisions that you make in times of crises — these are all habits. They are pre-thought, visceral, depending upon biological, social and collective memories that do not need rational thinking. Habits are the customised programming of human life.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry CIS Cybersecurity Series (Part 1) - Christopher Soghoian
by Purba Sarkar published May 28, 2013 last modified Jul 12, 2013 10:26 AM — filed under: , , ,
CIS interviews Christopher Soghoian, cybersecurity researcher and activist, as part of the Cybersecurity Series
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Pleasure and Pornography: Pornography and the Blindfolded Gaze of the Law
by Namita A. Malhotra published Apr 02, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 08:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
In the legal discourse, pornography as a category is absent, except as an aggravated form of obscenity. Does this missing descriptive category assist in the rampant circulation of pornography, either online or offline? Rather than ask that question, Namita Malhotra, in this second post documenting her CIS-RAW project, explores certain judgments that indeed deal with pornographic texts and uncovers the squeamishness that ensures that pornography as an object keeps disappearing before the law.
Located in RAW / / Blogs / Porn: Law, Video & Technology
Blog Entry Pleasure and Pornography: Impassioned Objects
by Namita A. Malhotra published May 11, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 08:35 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
In this post, a third in the series documenting her CIS-RAW project, Pleasure and Pornography, Namita Malhotra explores the idea of fetish as examined by Anne McClintock (i) . This detour is an exploration of the notion of fetish, its histories and meanings, and how it might relate to the story of Indian porn.
Located in RAW / / Blogs / Porn: Law, Video & Technology
The Future of the Moving Image
by Nishant Shah published Nov 10, 2008 last modified Nov 11, 2008 09:06 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
All dissimilar technologies are the same in their own way, but all similar technologies are uniquely different. This was probably at the core of the zeitgeist at the international seminar on “The Future of Celluloid” hosted by the Media Lab at the Jadavpur University, Kolkata, at which Nishant Shah, Director - Research CIS, presented a research paper. Practitioners, film makers, artists, theoreticians and academics, blurring the boundaries of both their roles and their disciplines and areas of interest, came together to move beyond convergence theories – to explore the continuities, conflations, contestations and confusions that Internet Technologies have led to for earlier technologies, but specifically for the technology of the moving image.
Located in Research / Conferences & Workshops / Conference Blogs
Chutnefying English - Report
by Nishant Shah published Aug 27, 2009 last modified Aug 27, 2009 06:03 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, was an institutional partner to India's first Global Conference on Hinglish - Chutnefying English, organised by Dr. Rita Kothari at the Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. A photographic report for the event is now available here.
Located in Research / Conferences & Workshops / Conference Blogs
WikiWars - A report
by Nishant Shah published Feb 23, 2010 last modified Oct 06, 2010 11:21 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore and the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, hosted WikiWars – an international event that brought together scholars, researchers, academics, artists and practitioners from various disciplines, to discuss the emergence and growth of Wikipedia and what it means for the information societies we inhabit. With participants from 15 countries making presentations about Wikipedia and the knowledge ecology within which it exists, the event saw a vigorous set of debates and discussions as questions about education, pedagogy, language, access, geography, resistance, art and subversion were raised by the presenters. The 2 day event marked the beginning of the process that hopes to produce the first critical reader – Critical Point of View (CPOV) - that collects key resources for research and inquiry around Wikipedia.
Located in Research / Conferences & Workshops / Conference Blogs
Critical Point of View: Videos
by Nishant Shah published Apr 20, 2010 — filed under: , , , , ,
The Second event for the Critical Point of View reader on Wikipedia was held in Amsterdam, by the Institute of Network Cultures and the Centre for Internet and Society. A wide range of scholars, academics, researchers, practitioners, artists and users came together to discuss questions on design, analytics, access, education, theory, art, history and processes of knowledge production. The videos for the full event are now available for free viewing and dissemination.
Located in Research / Conferences & Workshops / Conference Blogs
Locating Internets: Histories of the Internet(s) in India — Research Training and Curriculum Workshop: Call for Participation
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 11, 2011 last modified Jul 21, 2011 06:00 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Deadline for submission: 26th July 2011-06-08; When: 19th - 22nd August, 2011; Where: Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, Ahmedabad; Organised by: Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore and CEPT University, Ahmedabad. Please Note: Travel support is only available for domestic travel within India.
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