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Blog Entry Roundtable on India’s Gig-work Economy
by Noopur Raval, Anushree Gupta, Rajendra Jadhav, Sarah Zia, and Simiran Lalvani published Feb 05, 2020 last modified May 19, 2020 06:36 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Working in the gig-economy has been associated with economic vulnerabilities. However, there are also moral and affective vulnerabilities as workers find their worth measured everyday by their performance of—and at—work and in every interaction and movement. This roundtable discussion marks the end of our series on 'India’s Gig-work Economy' published by the Platypus blog of the Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC). In this discussion, the researchers reflect on methods, challenges, inter-subjectivities and possible future directions for research on the topic. Listen to the audio track below or read the transcript for the full discussion.
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Blog Entry Habits of Living: Global Networks, Local Affects
by Wendy Chun, Kelly Dobson, Matthew Fuller and Eivind Rossaak published Mar 23, 2012 last modified Oct 24, 2015 01:38 PM — filed under: , ,
“Networks” have become a defining concept of our epoch. From high-speed financial networks that erode national sovereignty to networking sites like Facebook that transform the meaning of the word “friend,” from blogs that foster new political alliances to unprecedented globe-spanning viral vectors that threaten world-wide catastrophe, networks allegedly encapsulate what’s new and different.
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Blog Entry Across Borders
by Nishant Shah published Jul 11, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:55 AM — filed under: ,
A friend and I were at a cafe in Bangalore the other day, when an acquaintance walked in. After the initial niceties, and invitation to join us for coffee, the new person looked at us and asked a question that sounded so archaic and so unexpected that we had no answers for it: How do you two know each other? This innocuous question threw us both off the loop because we didn’t have an immediate answer.
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Blog Entry Digital Native: AI Manifesto
by Nishant Shah published Feb 25, 2018 last modified Mar 17, 2018 11:02 AM — filed under:
Our intention and government action will determine our relationship with AI.
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Blog Entry Digital native: Our lonely connected lives
by Nishant Shah published Mar 25, 2018 — filed under:
Even as the UK last month announced the appointment of Minister of Loneliness, which sounds more like the title of the next Arundhati Roy novel, it is worth examining why we are so alone in the age of hyperconnectivity.
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Blog Entry Digital Native: A new road to justice
by Nishant Shah published Mar 25, 2018 — filed under:
Making the List takes courage and strength. It involves the formation of a new collective of care.
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Blog Entry The Many Lives and Sites of Internet in Bhubaneswar
by Sailen Routray published Sep 21, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
This post by Sailen Routray is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Sailen is a researcher, writer, editor and translator who lives and works in Bhubaneswar. In this essay, he takes a preliminary step towards capturing some of the experiences of running and using internet cafes, experiences that lie at the interstices of (digital) objects and spaces, that are at the same time a history of the internet as well as a personal history of the city.
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Research Symposium on Digital Transitions in Cultural and Creative Industries in India, New Delhi, Feb 27-28
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Feb 11, 2018 last modified Feb 26, 2018 11:04 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
It is our privilege to collaborate with LabEx ICCA (Université Paris 13), UNESCO New Delhi, Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH), and Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (CEIAS), to organise a Research Symposium on Digital Transitions in Cultural and Creative Industries in India. The symposium gathers researchers and practitioners engaging with the changing landscape of cultural and creative industries in India in the context of the rapid expansion of digital technologies and social media. We invite you to join us for a critical exploration of the prevalent discourse around cultural and creative industries, to identify what could be the different forms of digital creative and cultural industries developing in India, and how they problematise the questions of cultural expression, knowledge production, creativity, and labour.
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Celebrating 5 Years of CIS
by Prasad Krishna published May 03, 2013 last modified Feb 25, 2014 09:15 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is celebrating 5 years of its existence with an exhibition showcasing its activities and accomplishments. The exhibition will be held at its offices in Bangalore and Delhi from May 20 to 23, 2013.
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Blog Entry Karnataka’s uniform fare policy—Do attempts at parity consider the impact on workers?
by Chiara Furtado and Nishkala Sekhar published Jul 08, 2024 — filed under: , , ,
Chiara Furtado and Nishkala Sekhar write in The News Minute about the Karnataka transport department’s February 2024 fare policy aiming for parity between aggregator (app-based) and other taxis. While policy interventions towards parity is a welcome step, the article highlights how inequalities and systemic barriers to parity remain for workers.
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