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Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17) - Selection of Sessions

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay — last modified Dec 12, 2016 01:37 PM

We have a wonderful range of session proposals for the second Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC17) to take place in Bengaluru on March 03-05, 2017. From the 23 submitted session proposals, we will now select 10 to be part of the final Conference agenda. The selection will be done through votes casted by the teams that have proposed the sessions. This will take place in December 2016. Before that, we invite the session teams and other contributors to share their comments and suggestions on the submitted sessions. Please share your comments by December 14, either on session pages directly, or via email (sent to raw at cis-india dot org).

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CISxScholars Delhi - William F. Stafford (Nov 03, 6:30 pm)

Nov 03, 2016 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM CIS, First Floor, B 1/8, Hauz Khas, near G Block Market, afte Crunch, by Sumandro Chattapadhyay

We are delighted to have William F. Stafford, PhD candidate in UC Berkeley, present on "Public Measurements, Private Measurements, and the Convergence of Units" at the CIS office in Delhi on Thursday, Nov 03, at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP if you are joining us: <[email protected]>.

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Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17) - Call for Sessions

Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17) - Call for Sessions

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay — last modified Dec 12, 2016 01:40 PM

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the second Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC17) will take place in Bengaluru on March 03-05, 2017. It will be organised by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in partnership with the Centre for Information Technology and Public Policy at the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B). It is a free and open conference. Sessions must be proposed by teams of two or more members on or before Friday, October 28. All submitted session proposals will go though an open review process, followed by each team that has proposed a session being invited to select ten sessions of their choice to be included in the Conference agenda. Final sessions will be chosen through these votes, and be announced on January 09, 2017.

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IIIT Delhi Workshop on Center for IT and Society

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay — last modified Sep 17, 2016 02:40 PM
September 17, 2016

A workshop on the upcoming Center for IT and Society in IIIT-Delhi was organised today, September 17, in the institute. The workshop highlights on the process of establishing a center on IT and Society, which will focus on studying relationships and impact of ICTs and Internet on society and the role that society plays in shaping them, particularly in India. The center will bring together faculty in various humanities and social sciences disciplines, and would also initiate interdisciplinary taught programme in IT and Social Sciences. Sumandro Chattapadhyay was invited to participate in this workshop.

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Internet Researchers' Conference 2016 (IRC16)

from Feb 26, 2016 09:00 AM to Feb 28, 2016 06:30 PM Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 110067, by Sumandro Chattapadhyay

The first Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC16) will be organised at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, on February 26-28, 2016. The focus of the Conference is on the experiences, adventures, and methods of 'studying internet in India.' We are deeply grateful to the Centre for Political Studies (CPS), JNU, for hosting the Conference, and to the CSCS Digital Innovation Fund (CDIF) for the generous support. It is a free and open conference. Please use the form to register.

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RAW Lectures #02: Anil Menon on 'Speculative Fiction and Freedom' - Video

by P.P. Sneha — last modified Feb 09, 2016 08:38 AM

Anil Menon spoke on 'Undermining the Tyrant’s Protocols: Speculative Fiction and Freedom' at the second event of the RAW Lectures series in Bangalore on January 13, 2016. Here is the video recording of the talk and the discussion that followed.

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Internet Researchers' Conference 2016 (IRC16) - Selected Sessions

Internet Researchers' Conference 2016 (IRC16) - Selected Sessions

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay — last modified Jan 18, 2016 09:23 AM

We are proud to announce that the first Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC16), organised around the theme of 'studying internet in India,' will be held on February 26-28, 2016, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi. We are deeply grateful to the Centre for Political Studies (CPS) at JNU for hosting the Conference, and to the CSCS Digital Innovation Fund (CDIF) for generously supporting it. Here are the details about the session selection process, the selected sessions, the Conference programme (draft), the pre-Conference discussions, accommodation, and travel grants. The Conference will include a book sprint to produce an open handbook on 'methods and tools for internet research.'

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Digital Futures of Indian Languages - Notes from the Consultation

by Tejaswini Niranjana — last modified Jan 15, 2016 05:55 AM

A consultation on 'digital futures of Indian languages' was held at the CIS office in Bangalore on December 12, 2015, to generate ideas and structure the Indian languages focus area of the CSCS Digital Innovation Fund (CDIF). It was led by Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), and Tanveer Hasan, A2K programme at CIS; and was supported by CDIF. Here are the notes from the Consultation.

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RAW Lectures #02: Anil Menon on 'Undermining the Tyrant’s Protocols: Speculative Fiction and Freedom'

Jan 13, 2016 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM The Centre for Internet and Society, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560071 (opposite Domlur Club and very near to TERI complex), by Sumandro Chattapadhyay

Anil Menon will give a talk on 'Undermining the Tyrant’s Protocols: Speculative Fiction and Freedom' at the Centre for Internet and Society's office in Bangalore on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6 pm. Please join us for tea and coffee before the lecture at 5.30 pm.

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Consultation on 'Digital Futures of Indian Languages'

Dec 12, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM The Centre for Internet and Society, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560071 (opposite Domlur Club and very near to TERI complex), by Sumandro Chattapadhyay

A consultation on 'digital futures of Indian languages' will be held at the CIS office in Bangalore on December 12, 2015, to generate ideas and structure the Indian languages focus area of the CSCS Digital Innovation Fund (CDIF). It is being led by Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), and Tanveer Hasan, A2K programme at CIS; and is supported by CDIF.

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RAW Lectures #01: Nishant Shah on 'Stories and Histories of Internet in India' - Video

by P.P. Sneha — last modified Feb 09, 2016 08:45 AM

Dr. Nishant Shah spoke on the 'Stories and Histories of Internet in India' at the first event of the RAW Lectures series in Bangalore on March 6, 2015. Here is the video recording of the talk and the discussion that followed.

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CSCS Digital Innovation Fund (CDIF)

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay — last modified Jan 12, 2016 08:14 AM
November 16, 2015
CDIF,

The CSCS Digital Innovation Fund (CDIF) has been set up by the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS) and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) to encourage, host, and provide seed funding for the development of digital tools and infrastructure for arts, humanities, and social science research in India. The Fund’s priorities have been shaped by Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Lawrence Liang, Nishant Shah, Sitharamam Kakarala, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, S.V. Srinivas, and Tejaswini Niranjana; and it is administered by the Researchers at Work (RAW) programme at CIS.

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CIS Featured in 'Building Expertise to Support Digital Scholarship: A Global Perspective' Report

CIS Featured in 'Building Expertise to Support Digital Scholarship: A Global Perspective' Report

by P.P. Sneha — last modified Oct 16, 2015 07:43 AM

This report, authored by Vivian Lewis, Lisa Spiro, Xuemao Wang, and Jon E. Cawthorne, sheds light on the expertise required to support a robust and sustainable digital scholarship (DS) program. It focuses first on defining and describing the key domain knowledge, skills, competencies, and mindsets at some of the world’s most prominent digital scholarship programs. It then identifies the main strategies used to build this expertise, both formally and informally. The work is set in a global context, examining leading digital scholarship organizations in China, India, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. The report team visited and spoke to us last year, as part of the study. Here are the Executive Summary and link to the final report.

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Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC) 2016 - Studying Internet in India: Call for Sessions (Extended to Nov 22)

Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC) 2016 - Studying Internet in India: Call for Sessions (Extended to Nov 22)

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay — last modified Nov 15, 2015 07:48 AM

With great excitement, we are announcing the beginning of an annual conference series titled Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC), the first edition of which is to take place in Delhi during February 25-27, 2016 (yet to be confirmed). This first conference will focus on the theme of 'Studying Internet in India.' The word 'study' here is a shorthand for a range of tasks, from documentation and theory-building, to measurement and representation. We invite you to propose sessions for the conference by Sunday, November 22, 2015. Final sessions will be selected during December and announced by December 31, 2015. Below are the details about the conference series, as well instructions for proposing a session for the conference.

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The Digital Classroom in the Time of Wikipedia

The Digital Classroom in the Time of Wikipedia

by Nishant Shah — last modified Oct 05, 2015 02:53 PM

The digital turn in education comes across a wide range of initiatives and processes. The Wikipedia which is the largest user generated content website stands as a figurehead of such a digital turn, writes Nishant Shah.

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