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

Interface Intimacies

by Audrey Yue and Namita A Malhotra — last modified Oct 24, 2015 01:40 PM

Sherry Turkle, in her book Alone Together, talked about how the digital technologies, replacing interface time with face-time, are slowly alienating us from our social networks. There has been an increasing amount of anxiety around how people in immersive and ubiquitous computing and web environments are living lives which are connected online but not connected with their social and political contexts.

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Locating the Mobile: An Ethnographic Investigation into Locative Media in Melbourne, Bangalore and Shanghai

by Larissa Hjorth and Genevieve Bell — last modified Oct 24, 2015 01:41 PM

From Google maps, geoweb, GPS (Global Positioning System), geotagging, Foursquare and Jie Pang, locative media is becoming an integral part of the smartphone (and shanzhai or copy) phenomenon. For a growing generation of users, locative media is already an everyday practice.

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We, the Cyborgs: Challenges for the Future of being Human

by Asha Achuthan — last modified Oct 24, 2015 01:42 PM

The Cyborg - a cybernetique organism which is a combination of the biological and the technological – has been at the centre of discourse around digital technologies. Especially with wearable computing and ubiquitous access to the digital world, there has been an increased concern that very ways in which we understand questions of life, human body and the presence and role of technologies in our worlds, are changing. In just the last few years, we have seen extraordinary measures – the successful production of synthetic bacteria, artificial intelligence that can be programmed to simulate human conditions like empathy and temperament, and massive mobilisation of people around the world, to fight against the injustices and inequities of their immediate environments.

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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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We Have the Answer for You. So, what's the Question?

by Prasad Krishna — last modified May 08, 2015 12:30 PM

The Everyday Digital Native Video Contest invited everyone to send in videos that answered the question: who's the everyday digital native? Participants from all parts of the globe now have the answers.

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Vote for the Everyday Digital Native Video Contest!

Vote for the Everyday Digital Native Video Contest!

by Prasad Krishna — last modified May 08, 2015 12:32 PM

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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Pinning the Badge

Pinning the Badge

by Nishant Shah — last modified May 08, 2015 12:34 PM

In a world of competition, badging provides a holistic way of grading and learning, where individual talents are realised and the knowledge of the group is used.

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Digital Natives Video Contest

Digital Natives Video Contest

by Prasad Krishna — last modified May 08, 2015 12:35 PM

The Everyday Digital Native Video Contest has its top five winners through public voting.

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The Digital Classroom: Social Justice and Pedagogy

The Digital Classroom: Social Justice and Pedagogy

by Nishant Shah — last modified May 08, 2015 12:36 PM

What happens when we look at the classroom as a space of social justice? What are the ways in which students can be engaged in learning beyond rote memorisation? What innovative methods can be evolved to make students stakeholders in their learning process? These were some of the questions that were thrown up and discussed at the 2 day Faculty Training workshop for participant from colleges included in the Pathways to Higher Education programme, supported by Ford Foundation and collaboratively executed by the Higher Education Innovation and Research Application and the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore.

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The Digital Other

The Digital Other

by Nishant Shah — last modified May 14, 2015 12:07 PM

Based on my research on young people in the Global South, I want to explore new ways of thinking about the Digital Native. One of the binaries posited as the Digital ‘Other’ -- ie, a non-Digital Native -- is that of a Digital Immigrant or Settler.

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