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Blog Entry Tech Anthropology Today: Collaborate, Rather than Fetishize from Afar
by Geert Lovink and Ramesh Srinivasan published May 16, 2017 last modified May 16, 2017 02:51 PM — filed under: , , , ,
"That is why the 'offline' if you will is so critical to understanding the 'online'—because they do not exist in isolation and what we have constructed is an illusory binary between the two." In this interview, Geert Lovink discusses with Ramesh Srinivasan: “how can we embrace the realities of communities too-often relegated to the margins?”
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Blog Entry Call for Essays: Studying Internet in India
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Apr 06, 2015 last modified Aug 28, 2015 07:09 AM — filed under: , , , ,
As Internet makes itself comfortable amidst everyday lives in India, it becomes everywhere and everyware, it comes in 40 MBPS Unlimited and in chhota recharges – and even in zero flavour – the Researchers at Work (RAW) programme at the Centre for Internet and Society invites abstracts for essays that explore what it means to study Internet(s) in India today.
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Blog Entry Digital native: The Voices in Our Heads
by Nishant Shah published Nov 22, 2016 — filed under: ,
What if our phones were to go silent? Would you be able to deal with the silence?
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Blog Entry Digital native: The View from My Bubble
by Nishant Shah published Dec 05, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
In the digital world, the privileged have the power to deny a devastating crisis for the poor.
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Blog Entry Digital Native: People Like Us
by Nishant Shah published Dec 18, 2016 — filed under: , ,
How the algorithm decides what you see on your timeline. If you have been hanging out on social media, there is one thing you can’t have escaped — a filter bubble. Be it demonetisation and its discontents, the fake news stories that seem to have ruined the US election, or the eternal conflict about the nature of Indian politics, your timeline must have been filled largely by people who think like you.
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Blog Entry The Digital Humanities from Father Busa to Edward Snowden
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Sep 04, 2017 last modified Oct 04, 2017 11:02 AM — filed under: , ,
What do Edward Snowden, the whistle-blower behind the NSA surveillance revelations, and Father Roberto Busa, an Italian Jesuit, who worked for almost his entire life on Saint Thomas Aquinas, have in common? The simple answer would be: the computer. Things however are a bit more complex than that, and the reason for choosing these two people to explain what the Digital Humanities are, is that in some sense they represent the origins and the present consequences of a certain way of thinking about computers. This essay by Dr. Domenico Fiormonte, lecturer in the Sociology of Communication and Culture in the Department of Political Sciences at University Roma Tre, was originally published in the Media Development journal.
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Blog Entry Quarter Life Crisis: The World Wide Web turns 25 this year
by Nishant Shah published Sep 09, 2016 last modified Sep 16, 2016 01:25 PM — filed under: ,
With the unexplained ban on websites, the state seems to have stopped caring for the digital rights of its citizens.
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Blog Entry Digital Native: The Future is Now
by Nishant Shah published Oct 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The digital is not just an addition but the new norm in our lives, and it might not be all good. There used to be a popular joke among technology geeks when Bluetooth arrived on our mobile devices — everything becomes better with Bluetooth.
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Blog Entry Governing Speech on the Internet: From the Free Marketplace Policy to a Controlled 'Public Sphere'
by Smarika Kumar published Aug 28, 2015 last modified Aug 28, 2015 05:57 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This post by Smarika Kumar is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Smarika is a consultant with Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. She is interested in issues concerning law and technology. In this essay, Smarika explores how through the use of policy and regulation, the private marketplace of the internet is sought to be reined in and reconciled to the public sphere, which is mostly represented through legislations governing the internet.
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Blog Entry 101 Ways of Starting an ISP:* No. 53 - Conversation, Content and Weird Fiction
by Surfatial published Aug 03, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
This essay by Surfatial is part of the 'Studying Internet in India' series. It argues that the internet has created a space for philosophical questioning among contemporary Indian participants which can develop further, despite common assertions that online spaces are largely uncivil and abusive. It actively explores how anonymous and pseudonymous content production may offer a method for exploring and expressing the internet in India, with a certain degree of freedom, and how spam-like methods may prove effective in puncturing filter bubbles.
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