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Blog Entry Watson knows the Question
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 11, 2011 last modified May 14, 2015 12:24 PM — filed under: ,
Now that an algorithm has given humans a run for their money on a quiz show, it’s time to rethink the idea of a machine. A fortnightly column on ‘Digital Natives’ authored by Nishant Shah is featured in the Sunday Eye, the national edition of Indian Express, Delhi, from 19 September 2010 onwards. This article was published on March 6, 2011.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Re:wiring Bodies: Call for Review
by Nishant Shah published Dec 17, 2009 last modified Apr 03, 2015 10:50 AM — filed under: , , ,
Dr. Asha Achuthan's research project on "Rewiring Bodies" is a part of the Researchers @ Work Programme at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. From her vantage position, straddling the disciplines of medicine an Cultural Studies, through a gendered perspective. Dr. Achutan historicises the attitudes, imaginations and policies that have shaped the Science-Technology debates in India, to particularly address the ways in which emergence of Internet Technologies have shaped notions of gender and body in India.
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Blog Entry The Attention Economy - A Brief Introduction
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 22, 2010 last modified Apr 03, 2015 10:48 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This post examines attention economy as a brief prelude to a paper and monograph to be published on it. It examines the current theses on attention economy and a few approaches to reading attention economy in gaming besides foregrounding the attention economy and its functions and influence in MMORPGs.
Located in RAW / / Blogs / Gaming and Gold
Blog Entry Attentional Capital in Online Gaming : The Currency of Survival
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2010 last modified Apr 03, 2015 10:46 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This blog post by Arun Menon discusses the concepts of production, labour and race in virtual worlds and their influence on the production of attention as a currency. An attempt is made to locate attentional capital, attentional repositories and attention currencies within gaming to examine 'attention currencies and its trade and transactions in virtual worlds. A minimal collection of attention currencies are placed as central and as a pre-requisite for survival in MMOs in much the same way that real currency become a necessity for survival. The approach is to locate attentional capital through different perspectives as well as examine a few concepts around virtual worlds.
Located in RAW / / Blogs / Gaming and Gold
Blog Entry Internet, Society & Space in Indian Cities - A Call for Peer Review
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 14, 2011 last modified Apr 06, 2015 03:52 PM — filed under: , ,
Pratyush Shankar's research project on "Internet, Society & Space in Indian Cities" is a part of the Researchers @ Work Programme at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. His monograph explores the trajectories of transformation and perception of cities in India in context with the rise of Information Technologies for communication and presence of an active digital space.
Located in RAW / / Blogs / Internet, Society and Space in Indian Cities
Blog Entry You auto-complete me: romancing the bot
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jul 11, 2019 last modified Dec 06, 2019 05:00 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This is an excerpt from an essay by Maya Indira Ganesh, written for and published as part of the Bodies of Evidence collection of Deep Dives. The Bodies of Evidence collection, edited by Bishakha Datta and Richa Kaul Padte, is a collaboration between Point of View and the Centre for Internet and Society, undertaken as part of the Big Data for Development Network supported by International Development Research Centre, Canada.
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Blog Entry Call for Essays — #List
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Jul 12, 2019 last modified Oct 11, 2019 05:07 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The [email protected] programme at CIS invites abstracts for essays that explore social, economic, cultural, political, infrastructural, or aesthetic dimensions of the ‘list’. We have selected 4 abstracts among those received before August 31, 2019, and are now accepting and evaluating further submissions on a rolling basis.
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July 2019 Newsletter
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 30, 2019 last modified Aug 09, 2019 01:50 PM — filed under: , , ,
Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) newsletter for July 2019.
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Blog Entry The worrying survival of moon landing conspiracy theorists
by Nishant Shah published Jul 31, 2019 — filed under:
The moon landing deniers were the original fake news propagandists. Only, they didn’t have the internet.
Located in RAW
Blog Entry Why I’m not going to tell you about the dangers of apps like FaceApp
by Nishant Shah published Jul 31, 2019 — filed under:
Concerns about privacy, aimed solely at users, are better directed at owners of digital infrastructure.
Located in RAW