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Blog Entry A Question of Digital Humanities
by Sneha PP published Mar 20, 2014 last modified Mar 30, 2015 12:47 PM — filed under: , ,
The emergence of digital humanities as a new field of interdisciplinary research enquiry has also seen growth in literature around the problem of its definition. This blog-post lays out some of the conceptual frameworks for the mapping exercise taken up by CIS to look at digital humanities in India.
Located in RAW / Digital Humanities
Blog Entry Information Structures for Citizen Participation - Janaagraha
by Denisse Albornoz published Mar 12, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:28 PM — filed under: , , ,
In our efforts to understand how change is conceptualized in the digital era, we find a growing emphasis on the role of effective information structures to empower the citizen and the government. We interview Joylita Saldanha from Janaagraha to answer questions around information, participation and e-governance.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry Institute for Internet & Society 2014, Pune
by Samantha Cassar published Mar 07, 2014 last modified Apr 07, 2014 11:31 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Last month, activists, journalists, researchers, and members of civil society came together at the 2014 Institute for Internet & Society in Pune, which was hosted by CIS and funded by the Ford Foundation. The Institute was a week long, in which participants heard from speakers from various backgrounds on issues arising out of the intersection of internet and society, such as intellectual property, freedom of expression, and accessibility, to name a few. Below is an official reporting summarizing sessions that took place.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Digital Design: Human Behavior vs. Technology - Vita Beans
by Denisse Albornoz published Mar 04, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:29 PM — filed under: , , , ,
What comes first? Understanding human behavior and communication patterns to design digital technologies? Or should our technologies have the innate capacity to adapt to the profiles of all its potential users? This post will look at accessibility challenges for digital immigrants and the importance of behavioral science for the design of digital technologies. We interview Amruth Bagali Ravindranath from Vita Beans.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry Storytelling as Performance: The Ugly Indian and Blank Noise 2
by Denisse Albornoz published Feb 27, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:30 PM — filed under: , , , ,
This post compares the method of storytelling with performances. To illustrate this, we explore the narratives of the Blank Noise project and The Ugly Indian, two civic groups from Bangalore making interventions in the public space. Part 2 looks at the role of actors and the stage in performances to explore the role of agency and the public space in storytelling.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry Storytelling as Performance: The Ugly Indian and Blank Noise 1
by Denisse Albornoz published Feb 24, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:31 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
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 project and The Ugly Indian- two civic groups from Bangalore making interventions in the public space. This post looks at the stages of pre-production and the screenplay to explore methods and narratives in storytelling.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry 10 Ways to Say Nothing New
by Nishant Shah published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Apr 14, 2015 01:17 PM — filed under: ,
The rise of the listicle, a safe, non-thinking information piece that tells us what we already know.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Creative Activism - Voices of Young Change Makers in India (UDAAN)
by Denisse Albornoz published Jan 20, 2014 last modified Apr 14, 2015 01:21 PM — filed under: , ,
This post is a short account of what happened at UDAAN in December 2013 — a conference that gathered 100 youth from across the country to discuss pressing environmental issues and creative strategies to tackle them. We conducted a survey to map the perspectives of these young change-makers and get a glimpse of how India's youth is now framing and going about making 'change'
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry Information Design - Visualizing Action (TTC)
by Denisse Albornoz published Dec 27, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:34 AM — filed under: , , ,
This is the second part of the Making Change analysis on information activism. It explores the role of the presentation and design of information to translate information into action.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry Information Activism - Tactics for Empowerment (TTC)
by Denisse Albornoz published Dec 26, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:36 AM — filed under: , , ,
This is the first of a two-part analysis of information activism for the Making Change project. This post looks at the benefits and limitations of increasing access to information to enable citizenship and political participation.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change