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Blog Entry Open Secrets
by Nishant Shah published Nov 01, 2013 last modified Nov 30, 2013 08:21 AM — filed under: ,
We need to think of privacy in different ways — not only as something that happens between people, but between you and corporations.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Out of the Bedroom
by Nishant Shah published Aug 25, 2013 last modified Sep 06, 2013 08:32 AM — filed under: ,
We have shared it with our friends. We have watched it with our lovers. We have discussed it with our children and talked about it with our partners. It is in our bedrooms, hidden in sock drawers. It is in our laptops, in a folder marked "Miscellaneous". It is in our cellphones and tablets, protected under passwords. It is the biggest reason why people have learned to clean their browsing history and cookies from their browsers.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry You Have the Right to Remain Silent
by Nishant Shah published Jul 22, 2013 last modified Jul 22, 2013 06:59 AM — filed under: , , ,
Reflecting upon the state of freedom of speech and expression in India, in the wake of the shut-down of the political satire website
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Big Data, People's Lives, and the Importance of Openness
by Nishant Shah published Jun 24, 2013 last modified Jul 03, 2013 04:23 AM — filed under: ,
Openness has become the buzzword for everything in India right now. From the new kids on the block riding the wave of Digital Humanities investing in infrastructure of open knowledge initiatives to the rhetoric of people-centered open government data projects that are architected to create 'empowered citizens', there is an inherent belief that Opening up things will make everything good.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Whose Change is it Anyway?
by Nishant Shah published Jun 18, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:56 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This thought piece is an attempt to reflect critically on existing practices of “making change” and its implications for the future of citizen action in information and network societies. It observes that change is constantly and explicitly invoked at different stages in research, practice, and policy in relation to digital technologies, citizen action, and network societies.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
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 World Wide Rule
by Nishant Shah published Jun 14, 2013 last modified Jul 01, 2013 10:26 AM — filed under:
Nishant Shah's review of Schmidt and Cohen's book was published in the Indian Express on June 14, 2013.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry It’s Common Practice
by Nishant Shah published May 22, 2013 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:41 AM — filed under: , ,
Technologies are no longer abstract. They're habits. What constitutes a habit? The gestures that you make as you read this, the way your eyes flick when you encounter somebody you like, the way you stroke your chin in a moment of reflection, or the split second decisions that you make in times of crises — these are all habits. They are pre-thought, visceral, depending upon biological, social and collective memories that do not need rational thinking. Habits are the customised programming of human life.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Off the Record
by Nishant Shah published Apr 06, 2013 last modified Apr 26, 2013 05:58 AM — filed under:
Social networks track our world but not relationships. We live in a world where things happen. And yet, with the presence of digital objects, the things that happen have increased in intensity and volume.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry One For All
by Nishant Shah published Feb 17, 2013 last modified Mar 04, 2013 04:13 AM — filed under:
The importance of making information accessible and universal.
Located in Accessibility / Blog