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Blog Entry The Stranger with Candy
by Nishant Shah published Jun 16, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 11:00 AM — filed under: ,
Beware of online threats, as the distinction between friends and foes is false on the internet.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
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.
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The Zen of Pad.ma: 10 Lessons Learned from Running Open Access Online Video Archives in India and beyond
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Jan 28, 2016 last modified Jan 28, 2016 08:25 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Sebastian Lütgert and Jan Gerber, the co-initiators of, and the artists/programmers behind the pad.ma (Public Access Digital Media Archive) project will deliver a lecture at CIS on Wednesday, February 03, 6 pm, on their experiences of learnings from running open access online video archives in Germany, India, and Turkey. Please join us for coffee and vada at 5:30 pm.
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Their India has No Borders
by Anja Kovacs published Apr 29, 2010 last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:08 PM — filed under: , ,
Bangalore felt far for them, they would mark it outside the country. India, for migrant labourers, is different from the India we know
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Third Maps for Making Change Workshop: Using Geographical Mapping Techniques to Support Struggles for Social Justice in India
by Anja Kovacs published Apr 24, 2010 last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:10 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The third and final workshop in the Maps for Making Change project will take place at Visthar, in Bangalore, from 26 until 28 April. During this workshop, participants will fine-tune and polish their maps; explore ways to connect with broader movements and disseminate their maps among target audiences; and reflect on their own experiences so as to distill learnings that can help us decide where to go from here. While participation in the workshop is closed, the workshop will end with a public event at the CIS office on 28 April, from 4 pm onwards, open to everybody (more information to follow soon). If you, too, share our interest in mapping for social change, then do join us there.
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Blog Entry Unpacking video-based surveillance in New Delhi
by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon published Jun 20, 2019 last modified Jun 20, 2019 05:13 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon presented at an international workshop on 'Urban Data, Inequality and Justice in the Global South', on 14 June 2019, at the University of Manchester. The agenda for the workshop and the slides from the presentation by Aayush and Ambika are available below.
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Blog Entry Users and the Internet
by Purbasha Auddy published Jul 10, 2015 last modified Jul 10, 2015 04:20 AM — filed under: , ,
This post by Purbasha Auddy is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Purbasha is a SYLFF PhD fellow at the School of Cultural Texts and Records (SCTR), Jadavpur University, with more than eight years of work experience in digital archiving. She has also been teaching for the last two years in the newly-started post-graduate diploma course in Digital Humanities and Cultural Informatics offered by the SCTR. In this essay, Purbasha explores the constructions of the ideas of the Indian Internet users through the advertisements that talk about data packages, mobile phones or apps.
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Blog Entry Vote for the Everyday Digital Native Video Contest!
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 20, 2012 last modified May 08, 2015 12:32 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society and Hivos are super excited to present the final videos in the Everyday Digital Native Video Contest. We invite readers to vote for the TOP 5 Videos. The finalists will each win EUR500! Voting closes March 31, 2012
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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.
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Blog Entry We Are All Cyborgs
by Nishant Shah published May 24, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 12:00 PM — filed under: , ,
The cyborg reminds us that who we are as human beings is very closely linked with the technologies we use.
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