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Love in the Time of Tinder
Service providers and information aggregators mine our information and share it in ways that we cannot imagine. by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 17, 2016 02:07 AM — Filed under: ,
Who Owns Your Phone?
The capacity of companies to defy standards that work tells an alarming story of what we lose when we lose control of our devices. by Nishant Shah last modified Sep 18, 2016 04:18 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Quarter Life Crisis: The World Wide Web turns 25 this year
With the unexplained ban on websites, the state seems to have stopped caring for the digital rights of its citizens. by Nishant Shah last modified Sep 16, 2016 01:25 PM — Filed under: ,
Do I Want to Say Happy B’day?
When it comes to greeting friends on their birthdays, social media prompts are a great reminder. So why does an online message leave us cold? by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 22, 2016 09:53 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Book Review: Apocalypse Now Redux
My review for Arundhati Roy and John Cusack's new book that captures their encounter with Edward Snowden, 'Things that can and cannot be said' is now out. It's ... by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 06, 2016 04:16 AM — Filed under: ,
One Pokémon to Rule Them All
America’s head start on the augmented reality game Pokémon Go shows that the interweb is not an egalitarian space. by Nishant Shah last modified Jul 25, 2016 01:16 AM — Filed under:
The Gay Pride Charade
For most of the milllenials, news is formed by trends, what goes viral, and often open to speculation, projection, manipulation and deceit. by Nishant Shah last modified Jul 25, 2016 01:10 AM — Filed under: ,
The Digital is Political
To speak of technology is to speak of human life and living. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:58 AM — Filed under:
A Large Byte of Your Life
With the digital, memory becomes equated with storage. We commit to storage to free ourselves from remembering. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:35 AM — Filed under:
Online Censorship on the Rise: Why I Prefer to Save Things Offline
As governments use their power to erase what they do not approve of from the web, cloud storage will not be enough. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:26 AM — Filed under: ,
Facebook: A Platform with Little Less Sharing of Personal Information
As Facebook becomes less personal, what happens to digital friendship? by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 02:38 AM — Filed under: ,
Digital native: Control A, Backspace
The rewriting of textbooks should not be compared to the collaborations on Wikipedia, which only goes by evidence. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 02:25 AM — Filed under: , ,
WhatsApps with fireworks, apps with diyas: Why Diwali needs to go beyond digital
The idea of a 'digital' Diwali reduces our social relationships to a ledger of give and take. The last fortnight, I have been bombarded with advertisements ... by Nishant Shah last modified Nov 23, 2015 01:27 PM — Filed under: ,
Material Cyborgs; Asserted Boundaries: Formulating the Cyborg as a Translator
In this peer reviewed article, Nishant Shah explores the possibility of formulating the cyborg as an author or translator who is able to navigate between the ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 25, 2015 05:57 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Between the Stirrup and the Ground: Relocating Digital Activism
In this peer reviewed research paper, Nishant Shah and Fieke Jansen draws on a research project that focuses on understanding new technology, mediated ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 25, 2015 05:58 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Big Data and Positive Social Change in the Developing World: A White Paper for Practitioners and Researchers
I was a part of a working group writing a white paper on big data and social change, over the last six months. This white paper was produced by a group of ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 01, 2014 03:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Asia in the Edges: A Narrative Account of the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Summer School in Bangalore
The Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Summer School is a Biennial event that invites Masters and PhD students from around Asia to participate in conversations around ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 14, 2015 12:47 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Not a Goodbye; More a ‘Come Again’: Thoughts on being Research Director at a moment of transition
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 ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 15, 2014 02:17 AM — Filed under: , , ,
The Body in Cyberspace
Perhaps one of the most interesting histories of the cyberspace has been its relationship with the body. Beginning with the meatspace-cyberspace divide that ... by Nishant Shah last modified May 13, 2014 10:13 AM — Filed under: ,
Networks: What You Don’t See is What You (for)Get
When I start thinking about DML (digital media and learning) and other such “networks” that I am plugged into, I often get a little confused about what to call ... by Nishant Shah last modified May 28, 2014 09:30 AM — Filed under: ,
The Age of Shame
The ability to capture private images is breeding a dangerous form of digital shaming. Within the online space, where wonderments often run rife, and ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 04, 2014 04:05 AM — Filed under: ,
Between the Local and the Global: Notes Towards Thinking the Nature of Internet Policy
This post by Nishant Shah is part of a series related to the 2014 Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy: The Third Man Theme Revisited: Foreign Policies ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 04, 2014 03:49 AM — Filed under:
Digital Gender: Theory, Methodology and Practice
Dr. Nishant Shah was a panelist at a workshop jointly organized by HUMlab and UCGS (Umeå Centre for Gender Studies) at Umeå University from March 12 to 14, ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 07, 2014 04:07 AM — Filed under: ,
Will You be Paid to Post a Picture?
The wave of free information production on the web is on the wane. by Nishant Shah last modified Mar 06, 2014 11:58 AM — Filed under: ,
Defending the Humanities in the Digital Age
The author says that he is trying to take the formulation of digital humanities as a history-in-making where we might still be able to salvage the humanities ... by Nishant Shah last modified Mar 06, 2014 11:40 AM — Filed under:
The Internet Way
Dr. Nishant Shah's review of the book “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon” by Bantam Press/Random House Group, London was published in ... by Nishant Shah last modified Feb 14, 2014 06:59 AM — Filed under:
10 Ways to Say Nothing New
The rise of the listicle, a safe, non-thinking information piece that tells us what we already know. by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 14, 2015 01:17 PM — Filed under: ,
History of the Internet: Building Conceptual Frameworks
In this module Nishant Shah analyses the understanding of the Internet, cyberspace and everyday life and why do we need to know the history of the internet. by Nishant Shah last modified Jan 08, 2014 07:56 AM — Filed under:
Digital Native
The end of the year is supposed to be a happy, feel-good space for families, friends, societies and communities to come together and count our blessings. It is ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:40 AM — Filed under: , , ,
How Can We Make Open Education Truly Open?
I have spent the last month being unpopular. I have been in conversation with many ‘Open Everything’ activists and practitioners. At each instance, we got ... by Nishant Shah last modified Nov 30, 2013 08:45 AM — Filed under: , ,