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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.
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Blog Entry Emerging Bit Torrent Trends in India
by Siddharth Chadha published Jun 15, 2009 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:44 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Internet has been a revelation ever since its introduction. The writer in this blog examines how the progress made by Internet based technologies could never be reversed.
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CPOV: Critical Point of View
by Nishant Shah published Jul 10, 2009 last modified Jul 13, 2009 09:07 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (Bangalore, India) and the Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam, Netherlands) seek to bring together ideas, experiences and scholarship about Wikipedia in a reader that charts out detailed user stories as well as empirical and analytical work to produce.. The organisations will jointly host two separate conferences aimed at building a Wikipedia Knowledge Network and charting scholarship and stories about The Wikipedia from around the world.
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Histories of the Internet
by Nishant Shah published Sep 17, 2008 last modified Mar 30, 2015 02:15 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
For the first two years, the CIS-RAW Programme shall focus on producing diverse multidisciplinary histories of the internet in India.
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Blog Entry Cyberspace in its Plurality: Cybercultures Workshop at TISS, Mumbai
by Nishant Shah published Sep 23, 2008 last modified Oct 31, 2008 10:38 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Cyberspace has become one of the most potent and persuasive metaphors of our times, enveloping and embracing a wide range and scope of areas across disciplines and perspectives. The cybercultures workshop is designed to be an introduction to the multiplicity of cyberspaces and internet technologies and the key questions which have emerged in the almost four decades of cyberculture theory. The workshop is designed across four days; each day dealing with a certain understanding of cyberspace – in its materiality, in its imagination, in its instrumentality – in order to present a comprehensive view of the vast terrain of cyberspace and its intersections with the contemporary worlds we live in.
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Research Programmes
by Nishant Shah published Sep 17, 2008 last modified Jan 15, 2009 12:02 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Research Portfolio at the Centre for Internet and Society seeks to develop new pedagogic practices, plural and unique knowledges, multidisciplinary perspectives, and reflexive interventions in the field of Internet and Society.
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Internet, Society and Space in Indian City: First Report
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 21, 2010 last modified Aug 02, 2011 06:06 AM — filed under: ,
This is the first report on the progress of the research on Internet, Society and Space in Indian City. The post is a collection of some of the initial focus of these studies. I have started simultaneously exploring and testing various arguments and have listed some key observations from the ones that are nearing completion.
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Blog Entry City in the Internet 1: Geography Imagined (Part 1)
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 19, 2010 last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — filed under: ,
“The estuaries that flirt with the land mass before they finally perish in the vast deep blue ocean beyond were perfect in their shape and grace. And you know what; from top it appears like a surreal landscape that is so restive and peaceful, almost heaven. The countryside is actually very beautiful”, says Pratyush Shankar in his latest blog post. A random conversation between two person discovering the joys of seeing our existence through Google Earth!
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Researchers At Work
by Nishant Shah published Sep 17, 2008 last modified Jan 04, 2012 05:27 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
CIS-RAW stands for Researchers at Work, a multidisciplinary research initiative by the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. CIS firmly believes that in order to understand the contemporary concerns in the field of Internet and Society, it is necessary to produce local and contextual accounts of the interaction between the internet and socio-cultural and geo-political structures. The CIS-RAW programme hopes to produce one of the first documentations on the transactions and negotiations, relationships and correlations that the emergence of internet technologies has resulted in, specifically in the South. The CIS-RAW programme recognises ‘The Histories of the Internet and India’ as its focus for the first two years. Although many disciplines, organisations and interventions in various areas deal with internet technologies, there has been very little work in documenting the polymorphous growth of internet technologies and their relationship with society in India. The existing narratives of the internet are often riddled with absences or only focus on the mainstream interests of major stakeholders, like the state and the corporate. We find it imperative to excavate the three-decade histories of the internet to understand the contemporary concerns and questions in the field.
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