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

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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Not a Goodbye; More a ‘Come Again’: Thoughts on being Research Director at a moment of transition

by Nishant Shah — last modified Jun 15, 2014 02:17 AM

As I slowly make the news of my transition from being the Research Director at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, to taking up a professorship at the Leuphana University, Lueneburg, Germany, there is a question that I am often asked: “Are you going to start a new research centre?” And the answer, for the most part, is “No.”

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Reaping the Benefits of Gamification

Reaping the Benefits of Gamification

by Dipali Sheth — last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:24 PM

As a part of the Making Change blog-post series, in this post we will identify a new technique: gamification. This technique is being used for sustainable environment conservation by modern day change-makers. We interview two out of three co-founders of Reap benefit- Kamal Raj and Gautam Prakash who believe in the adoption of more sustained environmental practices that induce social change towards conserving the environment.

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From Taboo to Beautiful - Menstrupedia

From Taboo to Beautiful - Menstrupedia

by Denisse Albornoz — last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:25 PM

On this post, we take a look at 'menstrual activism' -a movement that despite its trajectory in feminism, remains unnoticed in most accounts of traditional and digital activism. We interview Tuhin Paul, the artist and storyteller behind Menstrupedia, an India-based social venture creating comics to shatter the myths and misunderstandings surrounding menstruation around the world.

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Bridging the Information Divide - Political Quotient

Bridging the Information Divide - Political Quotient

by Denisse Albornoz — last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:28 PM

On this post, we will unpack 'information poverty'- a problem lying at the very foundation of the crises that inspired this project and a barrier impacting political action. We interview Surabhi HR, the founder director of the political consulting firm Political Quotient, an initiative that seeks to change how youth interacts with politics in India

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Multimedia Storytellers: Panel Discussion

Multimedia Storytellers: Panel Discussion

by Denisse Albornoz — last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:26 PM

This post brings three storytellers together to find points of intersection between their methods. The format will be that of a panel discussion and it features: Arjun Srivathsa from Pocket Science India, Ameen Haque from the Storywallahs, and Ajay Dasgupta from The Kahani Project. They discuss technology, interpretation and action in storytelling.

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Information Structures for Citizen Participation - Janaagraha

Information Structures for Citizen Participation - Janaagraha

by Denisse Albornoz — last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:28 PM

In our efforts to understand how change is conceptualized in the digital era, we find a growing emphasis on the role of effective information structures to empower the citizen and the government. We interview Joylita Saldanha from Janaagraha to answer questions around information, participation and e-governance.

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Digital Design: Human Behavior vs. Technology - Vita Beans

by Denisse Albornoz — last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:29 PM

What comes first? Understanding human behavior and communication patterns to design digital technologies? Or should our technologies have the innate capacity to adapt to the profiles of all its potential users? This post will look at accessibility challenges for digital immigrants and the importance of behavioral science for the design of digital technologies. We interview Amruth Bagali Ravindranath from Vita Beans.

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