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Blog Entry Infrastructure as Digital Politics: Media Practices and the Assam NRC Citizen Identification Project (Draft Paper)
by Khetrimayum Monish Singh published May 15, 2018 last modified May 15, 2018 03:35 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in Assam focuses on updating the list of Indian citizens in the state. A highly sensitive, controversial and massive exercise, the government has had several strategies to manage this project. One of the ways has been in which the government has engaged with and positioned itself, vis-a-vis the media, specifically through Facebook and Twitter, and on its own official website. This paper by Khetrimayum Monish Singh and Nazifa Ahmed is a discourse analysis of media content and user opinions on Facebook, and media responses on the NRC official website. These reflect bureaucratic practices of efficiency, transparency, trust and anxiety management; user feedback, confusion, political concerns and opinions help in accounting for and navigating through the system, and contribute to building up the NRC as an information infrastructure. We focus on how these two processes through media practices co-produce 'the sociotechnical building and maintenance' (Star and Bowker, 1999; Star and Ruhleder, 1996) of the NRC as an information infrastructure.
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Blog Entry Not a Goodbye; More a ‘Come Again’: Thoughts on being Research Director at a moment of transition
by Nishant Shah published Jun 15, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
As I slowly make the news of my transition from being the Research Director at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, to taking up a professorship at the Leuphana University, Lueneburg, Germany, there is a question that I am often asked: “Are you going to start a new research centre?” And the answer, for the most part, is “No.”
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Blog Entry Living in the Archival Moment
by Sneha PP published Jun 19, 2014 last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:27 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The archive has been and continues to be a key concept in Digital Humanities discourse, particularly in India. The importance of the archive to knowledge production in the Humanities, the implication of changes in archival practice with the advent of electronic publishing and digitisation, and the focus on curation as a critical and creative process are some aspects of the debate that this blog post looks at.
Located in RAW / Digital Humanities
Blog Entry Intermediary Liability in India: Chilling Effects on Free Expression on the Internet
by Rishabh Dara published Apr 27, 2012 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:22 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society in partnership with Google India conducted the Google Policy Fellowship 2011. This was offered for the first time in Asia Pacific as well as in India. Rishabh Dara was selected as a Fellow and researched upon issues relating to freedom of expression. The results of the paper demonstrate that the ‘Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011’ notified by the Government of India on April 11, 2011 have a chilling effect on free expression.
Located in Internet Governance
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 We, the Cyborgs: Challenges for the Future of being Human
by Asha Achuthan published Mar 22, 2012 last modified Oct 24, 2015 01:42 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Cyborg - a cybernetique organism which is a combination of the biological and the technological – has been at the centre of discourse around digital technologies. Especially with wearable computing and ubiquitous access to the digital world, there has been an increased concern that very ways in which we understand questions of life, human body and the presence and role of technologies in our worlds, are changing. In just the last few years, we have seen extraordinary measures – the successful production of synthetic bacteria, artificial intelligence that can be programmed to simulate human conditions like empathy and temperament, and massive mobilisation of people around the world, to fight against the injustices and inequities of their immediate environments.
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Next CPOV Conference in Leipzig
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 15, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:27 AM — filed under:
Two CPOV conferences have been held so far. The first one in Bangalore and the second one in Amsterdam, the third is to be held in Leipzig.
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The new language of Internet: A report on the Chutnefying Hinglish Conference
by Nishant Shah published Aug 27, 2009 last modified Apr 02, 2011 03:10 PM — 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.
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CIS – Internet is neither good nor bad
by Prasad Krishna published May 05, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:09 PM — filed under:
This post is also available in: French, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil)
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Getting the net out of its web
by Sanchia de Souza published Mar 08, 2009 last modified Apr 02, 2011 04:11 PM — filed under:
Article by Malvika Tegta in Daily News and Analysis (DNA), 8 March 2009
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