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Digital Native: Finger on the buzzer

by Nishant Shah — last modified Jan 10, 2018 12:38 AM
January 10, 2018

Which Hogwarts House are you? No, you don’t really want to know.

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Digital Native: There is no spoon, There is no privacy

by Nishant Shah — last modified Jan 10, 2018 12:27 AM
January 10, 2018

It should be common knowledge by now, in our lived experiences of big data, that digital privacy is a battle ground.

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Internet Researchers' Conference 2018 (IRC18): Offline - Call for Sessions

Internet Researchers' Conference 2018 (IRC18): Offline - Call for Sessions

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha — last modified Nov 29, 2017 12:30 PM

Does being offline necessarily mean being disconnected? Beyond anxieties such as FOMO, being offline is also seen as disengagement from a certain milieu of the digital (read: capital), an impediment to the way life is organised by and around technologies in general. However, being offline is not the exception, as examples of internet shutdown and acts on online censorship illustrate the persistence and often alarming regularity of the offline even for the ‘connected’ sections of the population. The *offline* is the theme of the third Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC18). We invite teams of two or more members to submit sessions proposals by Sunday, November 19 (final deadline). The session selection process is described below. The Conference will be hosted by the Sambhaavnaa Institute of Public Policy and Politics (Kandbari, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh) on February 22-24, 2018.

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Digital native: What’s in a name? Privilege

by Nishant Shah — last modified Oct 13, 2017 12:51 AM

Anonymity-based internet apps like Sarahah may not be as vicious for those surrounded by the comfort of social status. If your experience of Sarahah has been positive, it might be good to reflect on your own cultural and social capital.

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The Digital Humanities from Father Busa to Edward Snowden

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha — last modified Oct 04, 2017 11:02 AM

What do Edward Snowden, the whistle-blower behind the NSA surveillance revelations, and Father Roberto Busa, an Italian Jesuit, who worked for almost his entire life on Saint Thomas Aquinas, have in common? The simple answer would be: the computer. Things however are a bit more complex than that, and the reason for choosing these two people to explain what the Digital Humanities are, is that in some sense they represent the origins and the present consequences of a certain way of thinking about computers. This essay by Dr. Domenico Fiormonte, lecturer in the Sociology of Communication and Culture in the Department of Political Sciences at University Roma Tre, was originally published in the Media Development journal.

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Mrutyunjay Mishra - India Online: Measuring, Understanding, and Making Decisions about Internet in India (Delhi, September 01, 6 pm)

Sep 01, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM The Centre for Internet and Society, first floor, B 1/8, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110016, by Sumandro Chattapadhyay

With great pleasure we announce that Mrutyunjay Mishra, co-founder of Juxt-SmartMandate and India Open Data Association, will be the speaker for the September #FirstFriday event at the CIS office in Delhi. Mrutyunjay is a recognised expert in data-driven decision-making and a leading commentator on Indian consumer behaviour. His talk will focus on the evolution of measurement of users and activities in the Indian telecommunication and online market sectors, and will highlight the critical challenges and opportunities faced by public and private entities in reliably and timely measuring, understanding, and making commercial and policy decisions about 'India Online'. If you are joining us, please RSVP at the soonest as we have only limited space in our office.

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Digital native: You are not alone

by Nishant Shah — last modified Sep 12, 2017 01:22 PM
September 12, 2017

Away from the guidance of adults, the internet can be a lonely place for youngsters, pushing them towards self-harm.

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Digital native: Ever on the go

by Nishant Shah — last modified Aug 07, 2017 03:54 PM

It is time to insist that the infrastructure of digital India is accompanied by the infrastructure of care for the digital Indian.When the telephone was first introduced as a mass communication tool, one of the biggest fears was that it would allow people to lie and cheat at will.

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Digital native: Not only words

by Nishant Shah — last modified Aug 07, 2017 03:33 PM

Emoticons, or if you prefer the original Japanese word emojis, are everywhere. We are used to emoticons in all shapes and sizes — from animated gifs jumping out at us on our social media feed to yellow-faced smileys that we use to add tone and feeling, nuance and layers to our text-heavy conversations in the digital world.

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