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File (e)Governance by selection
by Nishant Shah last modified Nov 03, 2008 08:37 PM
The paper was presented at the Technology, Governance, Citizenship conference at the Indian Institute of Bangalore, and explores the processes of urban restructuration, positing of new digital citizenship, and the way in which technologised globalisation is implicated in the process. Looking at the instance of the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project in Ahmedabad - a part of the Mega City project in India, the paper looks at the tropes of desire, ambition and aspiration as ways by which people relate and belong to circuits of technology but are often made invisible in the popular rhetoric of e-governance policies in India.
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10 Legendary Obscene Beasts
by Nishant Shah published Feb 23, 2010 last modified Mar 05, 2010 06:27 AM
In the second of his articles, Nishant Shah analyses a peculiar event of vandalism which has now become the core of free speech and anti-censorship debates in mainland China. Looking at the structure of user generated knowledge websites and the specific event on the Chinese language encyclopaedia, 'Baidu Baike', he shows how, in cities where spaces of political spectacle and public protest are quickly diminishing, the Internet has become a tool for producing new public spaces of demonstration and protest. The story about 'Cao Ni Ma' stands as an iconic representation of the playful processes by which young people in different contexts and cultures engage with the politics in their immediate environments.
Located in Research / Collaborative Projects Programme / The promise of invisibility - Technology and the City
Blog Entry 3G Life
by Nishant Shah published Nov 23, 2010 last modified May 10, 2012 10:54 AM
You can video chat, stream music and watch TV on your phone. Offering high-speed internet access, 3G would change the world of mobile computing. Nishant Shah's article was published in the Indian Express on 14 November 2010.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry 10 Ways to Say Nothing New
by Nishant Shah published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Apr 14, 2015 01:17 PM — filed under: ,
The rise of the listicle, a safe, non-thinking information piece that tells us what we already know.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry A Large Byte of Your Life
by Nishant Shah published Apr 03, 2016 last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:35 AM — filed under:
With the digital, memory becomes equated with storage. We commit to storage to free ourselves from remembering.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry A provisional definition for the Cultural Last Mile
by Nishant Shah published Dec 10, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 08:57 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
In the first of his entries, Ashish Rajadhyaksha gives his own spin on the 'Last Mile' problem that has been at the crux of all public technologies. Shifting the terms of debate away from broadcast problems of distance and access, he re-purposes the 'last mile' which is a communications problem, to make a cultural argument about the role and imagination of technology in India, and the specific ways in which this problem features in talking about Internet Technologies in contemporary India.
Located in RAW / / Blogs / The Last Cultural Mile
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.
Located in Digital Natives
Image Adrienne Shaw
by Nishant Shah last modified Nov 18, 2010 04:26 AM
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Image Aerial view
by Nishant Shah last modified Sep 17, 2009 11:59 AM
An aerial shot of shanghai in the night
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Blog Entry Alt needs to Shift
by Nishant Shah published Nov 18, 2012 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:03 AM — filed under: , ,
People maybe talking more online, but they all seem to be talking about the same kind of thing.
Located in RAW / Digital Humanities