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I Just Pinged to Say Hello
A host of social networks find us more connected than ever before, but leave us groping for words in the digital space. by Nishant Shah last modified Nov 30, 2013 08:36 AM — Filed under: , ,
Open Secrets
We need to think of privacy in different ways — not only as something that happens between people, but between you and corporations. by Nishant Shah last modified Nov 30, 2013 08:21 AM — Filed under: ,
Out of the Bedroom
We have shared it with our friends. We have watched it with our lovers. We have discussed it with our children and talked about it with our partners. It is in ... by Nishant Shah last modified Sep 06, 2013 08:32 AM — Filed under: ,
You Have the Right to Remain Silent
Reflecting upon the state of freedom of speech and expression in India, in the wake of the shut-down of the political satire website narendramodiplans.com. by Nishant Shah last modified Jul 22, 2013 06:59 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Big Data, People's Lives, and the Importance of Openness
Openness has become the buzzword for everything in India right now. From the new kids on the block riding the wave of Digital Humanities investing in ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jul 03, 2013 04:23 AM — Filed under: ,
Whose Change is it Anyway?
This thought piece is an attempt to reflect critically on existing practices of “making change” and its implications for the future of citizen action in ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:56 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
The Stranger with Candy
Beware of online threats, as the distinction between friends and foes is false on the internet. by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 17, 2015 11:00 AM — Filed under: ,
World Wide Rule
Nishant Shah's review of Schmidt and Cohen's book was published in the Indian Express on June 14, 2013. by Nishant Shah last modified Jul 01, 2013 10:26 AM — Filed under:
It’s Common Practice
Technologies are no longer abstract. They're habits. What constitutes a habit? The gestures that you make as you read this, the way your eyes flick when you ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:41 AM — Filed under: , ,
Off the Record
Social networks track our world but not relationships. We live in a world where things happen. And yet, with the presence of digital objects, the things that ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 26, 2013 05:58 AM — Filed under:
One For All
The importance of making information accessible and universal. by Nishant Shah last modified Mar 04, 2013 04:13 AM — Filed under:
Back When the Past had a Future: Being Precarious in a Network Society
We live in Network Societies. This phrase has been so bastardised to refer to the new information turn mediated by digital technologies, that we have stopped ... by Nishant Shah last modified Feb 12, 2013 06:16 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Remembering Aaron Swartz, Taking Up the Fight
I encountered the Aaron Swartz memorial the other day that helps ‘liberate’ a randomly selected article from JSTOR, as an act of civil disobedience, to ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jan 28, 2013 04:51 AM — Filed under:
Habits of Living: Networked Affects, Glocal Effects
Brown University is organizing an international conference that elucidates the networked conditions of our times, how they produce ways, conditions, and habits ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jan 26, 2013 09:49 AM — Filed under: ,
The Violence of Knowledge Cartels
We are all struck with a sense of loss, grief and shock since we heard of the death of Aaron Swartz, by suicide. People who have been his friends have written ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jan 18, 2013 07:33 AM — Filed under: ,
Web of Sameness
The social Web has been an ominous space at the start of 2013. It has been awash with horror, pain and grief. The recent gang rape and death of a medical ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jan 18, 2013 06:17 AM — Filed under: ,
Tomorrow, Today
Our present is the future that our past had imagined. Around the same time last year, I remember taking stock of the technologies that we live with and ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jan 02, 2013 05:00 AM — Filed under:
Not Just Fancy Television
Nishant Shah reviews Ben Hammersley's book "64 Things You Need to Know for Then: How to Face the Digital Future Without Fear ", published by Hodder & Stoughton by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:45 AM — Filed under: , , ,
So Much to Lose
Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you have been a witness to the maelstrom of events that accompanied the death of the political leader Bal Thackeray. by Nishant Shah last modified Dec 07, 2012 04:39 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Alt needs to Shift
People maybe talking more online, but they all seem to be talking about the same kind of thing. by Nishant Shah last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:03 AM — Filed under: , ,
Whose Change Is It Anyway? | DML2013
As a preparation for the DML conference, Nishant Shah had an interview with Howard Rheingold, a cyberculture pioneer, social media innovator, and author of ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:47 AM — Filed under: , , ,
The Rules of Engagement
Why the have-nots of the digital world can sometimes be mistaken as trolls. I am not sure if you have noticed, but lately, the people populating our social ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:48 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Habits of Living: Being Human in a Networked Society
Recently, in Bangalore, a cluster of academics, researchers, artists, and practitioners, were supported by Brown University, to assemble in a Thinkathon (a ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 23, 2012 10:26 AM — Filed under: ,
Digital Habits: How and Why We Tweet, Share and Like
There aren’t always rational explanations for the ways in which we behave on networks. While there are trend spotting sciences and pattern recognition methods ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 23, 2012 10:13 AM — Filed under: ,
Who’s that Friend?
If you are reading this, stand on your right foot and start hopping while waving your hands in the air and shouting, “I am crazy” at the top of your voice. If ... by Nishant Shah last modified Nov 04, 2012 06:46 AM — Filed under: ,
One. Zero.
The digital world is the world of twos. All our complex interactions, emotional negotiations, business transactions, social communication and political ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:50 AM — Filed under: , ,
Social media, SMS are not why NE students left Bangalore
I woke up one morning to find that I was living in a city of crisis. Bangalore, where the largest public preoccupations to date have been about bad roads, ... by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 28, 2012 10:48 AM — Filed under: , , ,
What lurks beneath the Network
There is a series of buzzwords that have become a naturalised part of discussions around digital social media—participation, collaboration, peer-2-peer, ... by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 25, 2012 07:10 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Internet Censorship: Anonymous Can’t be Just Harmful Hackers
If there was ever an interesting time for people concerned with freedom of speech and expression to live in, it is now, and it is definitely in India. It has ... by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 06, 2012 06:56 AM — Filed under: ,
Deconstructing Digital Natives: Young People, Technology and the New Literacies
Nishant Shah was invited to do a book review of a new anthology 'Deconstructing Digital Natives', edited by Michael Thomas. The review was published in ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:51 AM — Filed under: , , ,