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by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Sep 13, 2015 10:41 AM

Digital Natives with a Cause?— Workshop in South Africa—FAQs

by Samuel Tettner — last modified May 15, 2015 11:35 AM

The second international Digital Natives Workshop "My Bubble, My Space, My Voice" will be held in Johannesburg from 7 to 9 November 2010. Some frequently asked questions regarding the upcoming workshop are answered in this blog entry.

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Attentional Capital in Online Gaming : The Currency of Survival

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Apr 03, 2015 10:46 AM

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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Digital Natives : Talking Back

by Nishant Shah — last modified May 15, 2015 11:50 AM

One of the most significant transitions in the landscape of social and political movements, is how younger users of technology, in their interaction with new and innovative technologised platforms have taken up responsibility to respond to crises in their local and immediate environments, relying upon their digital networks, virtual communities and platforms. In the last decade or so, the digital natives, in universities as well as in work spaces, as they experimented with the potentials of internet technologies, have launched successful socio-political campaigns which have worked unexpectedly and often without precedent, in the way they mobilised local contexts and global outreach to address issues of deep political and social concern. But what do we really know about this Digital Natives revolution?

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The Attention Economy - A Brief Introduction

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Apr 03, 2015 10:48 AM

This post examines attention economy as a brief prelude to a paper and monograph to be published on it. It examines the current theses on attention economy and a few approaches to reading attention economy in gaming besides foregrounding the attention economy and its functions and influence in MMORPGs.

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An Artist's Hunt for Lost Stepwells

An Artist's Hunt for Lost Stepwells

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:05 PM

As part of the Maps for Making Change project, Kakoli Sen has brought to light some facts which she stumbled upon while mapping the stepwells in Vadodara. She mapped these and also discovered 14 such architectural heritage structures. The news was covered in the Times of India.

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Mapping the Things that Affect Us

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:05 PM

'Map for making change' is a project using geographical mapping techniques to support struggles for social justice in India

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Their India has No Borders

Their India has No Borders

by Anja Kovacs — last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:08 PM

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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Digital Natives at Republica 2010

by Nishant Shah — last modified May 15, 2015 11:35 AM

Nishant Shah from the Centre for Internet and Society, made a presentation at the Re:Publica 2010, in Berlin, about its collaborative project (with Hivos, Netherlands) "Digital Natives with a Cause?" The video for the presentation, along with an extensive abstract is now available here.

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Public Event: Exploring Maps for Making Change

Apr 28, 2010 from 10:30 AM to 02:00 PM Centre for Internet and Society, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560 071, by Anja Kovacs

The Centre for Internet and Society, in collaboration with Tactical Tech, would like to invite you to 'A Conversation on Maps for Making Change - Using Geographical Mapping Techniques to Support Struggles for Social Justice in India', at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore.

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Third Maps for Making Change Workshop: Using Geographical Mapping Techniques to Support Struggles for Social Justice in India

from Apr 26, 2010 04:30 AM to Apr 28, 2010 08:30 PM Visthar, Bangalore, by Anja Kovacs

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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