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by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Dec 30, 2019 05:39 PM

Figures of Learning: The Pornographer

by Namita A. Malhotra — last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:32 AM

As part of its Making Methods for Digital Humanities project, CIS-RAW organized two consultations on new figures of learning in the digital context. For a proposed journal issue on the theme of 'bodies of knowledge' which draws upon these conversations, participants were invited to write short sketches on these figures of learning. This abstract by Namita Malhotra examines the figure of the pornographer, as a mixed media figure entrenched in various networks of knowledge production, circulation and consumption.

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Figures of Learning: The Visual Designer

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha — last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:33 AM

As part of its Making Methods for Digital Humanities project, CIS-RAW organized two consultations on new figures of learning in the digital context. For a proposed journal issue on the theme of ‘bodies of knowledge’ which draws upon these conversations, participants were invited to write short sketches on these figures of learning. This abstract by Tejas Pande examines the figure of the visual designer, and emerging practices of mapmaking.

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The Spaces of Digital

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha — last modified Oct 24, 2015 01:41 PM

'The Spaces of Digital’ continues from the work done on the CIS-RAW monograph on the Internet, Society and Space in Indian Cities, by Pratyush Shankar at Center for Environmental Planning and Technology University, Ahmedabad. The premise of this monograph was the debates around making of IT Cities and public planning policies that regulate and restructure the city spaces in India with the emergence of internet technologies.

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Mapping Digital Humanities in India - Concluding Thoughts

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha — last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:36 AM

This final blog post on the mapping exercise undertaken by CIS-RAW summarises some of the key concepts and terms that have emerged as significant in the discourse around Digital Humanities in India.

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Rethinking Conditions of Access

by Sneha PP — last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:35 AM

P. P. Sneha explores the possibilities of redefining the idea of access through the channels of education and learning.

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Consultation on Figures of Learning in the Digital Context - Report

by Sneha PP — last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:37 AM

The Researchers at Work (RAW) programme at the Centre for Internet and Society organised a consultation on ‘Figures of Learning in the Digital Context’ on September 22, 2014 in Bangalore.

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Digital Humanities and the Alt-Academy

by Sneha PP — last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:29 AM

The emergence of Digital Humanities (DH) has been contemporaneous to the ‘crisis’ in the humanities, spurred by changing social and economic conditions which have urged us to rethink traditional methods, locations and concepts of research and pedagogy. This blog post examines the emergence of the phenomenon of the alt-academy in the West, and examines the nuances and possibilities of such a space in the Indian context.

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Interviews with App Developers: [dis]regard towards IPR vs. Patent Hype – Part II

by Samantha Cassar — last modified Aug 19, 2014 03:51 AM

The following is a second post within a series reporting on interviews conducted with 10 of Bangalore's mobile app developers and other industry stakeholders. Within this research, CIS attempts to understand how they engage with the law within their practice, particularly with respect to IP. Here we examine how these developers responded to a question on legal protection for their works.

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Reading from a Distance — Data as Text

Reading from a Distance — Data as Text

by Sneha PP — last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:29 AM

The advent of new digital technologies and the internet has redefined practices of reading and writing, and the notion of textuality which is a fundamental aspect of humanities research and scholarship. This blog post looks at some of the debates around the notion of text as object, method and practice, to understand how it has changed in the digital context.

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Living in the Archival Moment

by Sneha PP — last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:27 AM

The archive has been and continues to be a key concept in Digital Humanities discourse, particularly in India. The importance of the archive to knowledge production in the Humanities, the implication of changes in archival practice with the advent of electronic publishing and digitisation, and the focus on curation as a critical and creative process are some aspects of the debate that this blog post looks at.

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