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April 2019 Newsletter
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 30, 2019 last modified Sep 04, 2019 02:36 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) newsletter for April 2019.
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Blog Entry Archives and Access
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 22, 2011 last modified Apr 17, 2015 11:06 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The monograph by Aparna Balachandran and Rochelle Pinto, is a material history of the Internet archives. It examines the role of the archivist and the changing relationship between the state and private archives for looking at the politics of subversion, preservation and value of archiving. By examining the Tamil Nadu and Goa state archives, along with the larger public and state archives in the country, the monograph looks at the materiality of archiving, the ambitions and aspirations of an archive, and why it is necessary to preserve archives, not as historical artefacts but as living interactive spaces of memory and remembrance. The findings have direct implications on various government and market impulses to digitise archives and show a clear link between opening up archives and other knowledge sources for breathing life into local and alternative histories.
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Blog Entry Archives and Access: Introduction
by Aparna Balachandran published Dec 11, 2008 last modified Apr 24, 2015 12:05 PM — filed under: , ,
The members of this research project team are Aparna Balachandran and Rochelle Pinto from the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore and Abhijit Bhattacharya from the Centre for the Study of Social Sciences, Calcutta. This intial post tries to outline the concerns underlining this project which will attempt to critically examine archiving practices and policies in India in order to conceptualize ideas about ownership and use towards the goal of the greatest public good; reflect on issues of digitization and access; and facilitate public conversations and the articulation of a collective voice by historians and other users on possible interventions in these institutions.
Located in RAW / / Blogs / We, the Cyborgs: Challenges for the Future of being Human
Blog Entry Asia in the Edges: A Narrative Account of the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Summer School in Bangalore
by Nishant Shah published Jul 25, 2014 last modified Apr 14, 2015 12:47 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Summer School is a Biennial event that invites Masters and PhD students from around Asia to participate in conversations around developing and building an Inter-Asia Cultural Studies thought process. Hosted by the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society along with the Consortium of universities and research centres that constitute it, the Summer School is committed to bringing together a wide discourse that spans geography, disciplines, political affiliations and cultural practices for and from researchers who are interested in developing Inter-Asia as a mode of developing local, contextual and relevant knowledge practices.
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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.
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August 2013 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 30, 2013 last modified Sep 13, 2013 06:26 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Our newsletter for the month of August 2013 can be accessed below.
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August 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 31, 2015 last modified Oct 27, 2015 12:25 AM — filed under: , , , ,
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Blog Entry Back When the Past had a Future: Being Precarious in a Network Society
by Nishant Shah published Feb 12, 2013 last modified Feb 12, 2013 06:16 AM — filed under: , , ,
We live in Network Societies. This phrase has been so bastardised to refer to the new information turn mediated by digital technologies, that we have stopped paying attention to what the Network has become. Networks are everywhere. They have become the default metaphor of our times, where everything from infrastructure assemblies to collectives of people, are all described through the lens of a network.
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Blog Entry Bangalore + Sustainability Summit
by Denisse Albornoz published Sep 27, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:48 AM — filed under: , ,
The power of technology to create youth engagement and positive social change were discussed at the Bangalore + Sustainability Summit on September 21, 2013 at the Centre for Internet and Society(CIS) , Bangalore. The event, in conjunction with the Social Good Summit that took place in New York during the same weekend, explored creative and tech-based avenues to solve sustainability challenges and promote social good.
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Blog Entry Between the Stirrup and the Ground: Relocating Digital Activism
by Nishant Shah published Aug 23, 2011 last modified Oct 25, 2015 05:58 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
In this peer reviewed research paper, Nishant Shah and Fieke Jansen draws on a research project that focuses on understanding new technology, mediated identities, and their relationship with processes of change in their immediate and extended environments in emerging information societies in the global south. It suggests that endemic to understanding digital activism is the need to look at the recalibrated relationships between the state and the citizens through the prism of technology and agency. The paper was published in Democracy & Society, a publication of the Center for Democracy and Civil Society, Volume 8, Issue 2, Summer 2011.
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