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Shadow Search
by Radha Rao published Oct 28, 2009 last modified Apr 05, 2011 04:28 AM — filed under:
CIS in collaboration with NEWS announces an open call for proposals to explore the use of natural-language search algorithms that are able to find people and activities that embody the self-understanding of the kind of art we are seeking without specifically using the word art or a related vocabulary.
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Shadow Search Project (SSP) in CIS
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 28, 2011 last modified Apr 04, 2011 06:54 AM — filed under:
CIS hosts an interesting line-up on the 18th of April with the Shadow Search Project (SSP).
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Critical Point of View: WikiWars
by Nishant Shah published Dec 30, 2009 last modified Apr 05, 2011 04:18 AM — filed under:
The Centre for Internet and Society (Bangalore), in collaboration with the Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam), brings together an international range of scholars, researchers, practitioners, artists and users, to critically think through the emergence and spread of Wikipedia in the last few years. In this two day event that seeks to engage with different aspects of Wikipedia across different disciplines and practices, we invite students, researchers, Wikipedians and interested stakeholders to come and join us at WikiWars
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Critical Point of View: WikiWars II
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 24, 2010 last modified Apr 05, 2011 04:12 AM — filed under:
The Centre for Internet and Society (Bangalore), in collaboration with the Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam) is hosting the second Critical Point of View (WikiWars) conference in Amsterdam on March 26 and 27, 2010. In this two day event that seeks to engage with different aspects of Wikipedia across different disciplines and practices, we invite students, researchers, Wikipedians and interested stakeholders to come and join us at WikiWars.
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Blog Entry Information Infrastructures, State, and Citizens: An Initial Literature Survey
by Khetrimayum Monish Singh published Mar 28, 2018 last modified May 15, 2018 03:22 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Our approach to unpacking the nature of the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) as an information infrastructure is centered on how it mediates the relationship between the Indian state and its citizens. In this sense, an information infrastructure is not end in itself, rather it is a means to an end. In our case, the end is the eventual differentiation between citizens and immigrants in Assam and the updated NRC is the means to practically achieve it. As the updated NRC is put to use, it simultaneously creates a particular conception of what the Indian state looks like and defines a new terrain of making claims to citizenship. By extension, it creates a new form of Indian citizenship enacted by tuples of data stored in the updated NRC. Thus, while paying close attention to the historical narratives of identity politics in Assam (Baruah 1999; Hazarika 1994; Roy 2010), our initial survey of literature speaks to the nature of this mediation. We focus on how scholars in a diversity of fields, ranging from Information Science (IS) and Science and Technology Studies (STS) to Anthropology and Political Science, have engaged with how state infrastructures mediate the state-citizen relationship. We have divided this literature survey into three parts and we will specify the questions that we would like to ask of our field at the end of each part. This survey was undertaken by Khetrimayum Monish Singh, Ranjit Singh, Palashi Vaghela, and Nazifa Ahmed.
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Blog Entry Talking Back without "Talking Back"
by Maesy Angelina published Nov 07, 2010 last modified Sep 22, 2011 11:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The activism of digital natives is often considered different from previous generations because of the methods and tools they use. However, reflecting on my conversations with The Blank Noise Project and my experience in the ‘Digital Natives Talking Back’ workshop in Taipei, the difference goes beyond the method and can be spotted at the analytical level – how young people today are thinking about their activism.
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A History of Transparency, Politics and Information Technologies in India
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 28, 2011 last modified Aug 03, 2011 09:59 AM — filed under:
In this blog post, Zainab Bawa reviews the different spectrums of information, transparency and politics.
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Inquilab 2.0? Reflections on Online Activism in India*
by Nishant Shah published Jan 13, 2010 last modified Aug 02, 2011 09:25 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Research and activism on the Internet in India remain fledgling in spite the media hype, says Anja Kovacs in her blog post that charts online activism in India as it has emerged.
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What's in a Name? Or Why Clicktivism May Not Be Ruining Left Activism in India, At Least For Now
by Anja Kovacs published Sep 10, 2010 last modified Aug 02, 2011 09:25 AM — filed under: , , ,
In a recent piece in the Guardian titled “Clicktivism Is Ruining Leftist Activism”, Micah White expressed severe concern that, in drawing on tactics of advertising and marketing research, digital activism is undermining “the passionate, ideological and total critique of consumer society”. His concerns are certainly shared by some in India: White's piece has been circulating on activist email lists where people noted with concern that e-activism may be replacing “the real thing” even in this country. But is the situation in India really this dire?
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CEPT to Set up Centre to Research Role of Internet in Social Development
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 20, 2011 last modified Aug 02, 2011 06:06 AM — filed under:
Nishant Shah, Director (Research) at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in Bangalore who will assist the centre, said: "No one predicted the outcome of the Arab Spring, because everyone was looking at the way Internet was being used globally, not at the local level. We had the pink chaddi campaign, the anti-corruption calls of the Hazare camp, and those against sexual violence in New Delhi, but they were largely ad-hoc and temporary, and disappeared."
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