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January 2018 Newsletter
January 2018 Newsletter by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 01, 2018 01:35 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Internet Researchers' Conference 2018 (IRC18): Offline, February 22-24, Sambhaavnaa Institute
We are proud to announce that the third edition of the Internet Researchers' Conference series will be held at the Sambhaavnaa Institute, Kandbari (Himachal ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jul 02, 2018 06:30 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Archives and Access
The monograph by Aparna Balachandran and Rochelle Pinto, is a material history of the Internet archives. It examines the role of the archivist and the changing ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 17, 2015 11:06 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Rethinking Conditions of Access
P. P. Sneha explores the possibilities of redefining the idea of access through the channels of education and learning. by Sneha PP last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:35 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Framing the Digital AlterNatives
They effect social change through social media, place their communities on the global map, and share spiritual connections with the digital world - meet the ... by Nilofar Ansher last modified May 08, 2015 12:28 PM — Filed under: , , ,
A.I. Hype Cycles and Artistic Subversions
Gene Kogan will give a talk on "A.I. hype cycles and artistic subversions" on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Centre for Internet and Society office, 6 pm - 8 ... by Sharath Chandra Ram last modified Jan 01, 2016 07:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
December 2015 Bulletin
Our newsletter for the month of December 2015 is below. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:07 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
RAW Lectures #02: Anil Menon on 'Undermining the Tyrant’s Protocols: Speculative Fiction and Freedom'
Anil Menon will give a talk on 'Undermining the Tyrant’s Protocols: Speculative Fiction and Freedom' at the Centre for Internet and Society's office in ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Feb 09, 2016 08:43 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Digital Futures of Indian Languages - Notes from the Consultation
A consultation on 'digital futures of Indian languages' was held at the CIS office in Bangalore on December 12, 2015, to generate ideas and structure the ... by Tejaswini Niranjana last modified Jan 15, 2016 05:55 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Making in the Humanities – Some Questions and Conflicts
The following is an abstract for a proposed chapter on 'making' in the humanities, which has been accepted for publication in a volume titled 'Making ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:46 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Mathematisation of the Urban and not Urbanisation of Mathematics: Smart Cities and the Primitive Accumulation of Data - Accepted Abstract
"Many accounts of smart cities recognise the historical coincidence of cybernetic control and neoliberal capital. Even where it is machines which process the ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:47 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
WhatsApp and Transnational Lower-End Trading Networks
This post by Maitrayee Deka is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Maitrayee is a postdoctoral research fellow with the EU FP7 project, P2P value ... by Maitrayee Deka last modified Sep 13, 2015 10:44 AM — Filed under: , ,
WhatsApp and the Creation of a Transnational Sociality
This post by Maitrayee Deka is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Maitrayee is a postdoctoral research fellow with the EU FP7 project, P2P value ... by Maitrayee Deka last modified Jul 10, 2015 04:22 AM — Filed under: , ,
Mock-Calling – Ironies of Outsourcing and the Aspirations of an Individual
This post by Sreedeep is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. He is an independent photographer and a Fellow at the Centre for Public Affairs and ... by Sreedeep last modified Aug 06, 2015 05:00 AM — Filed under: , , ,
'Originality,' 'Authenticity,' and 'Experimentation': Understanding Tagore’s Music on YouTube
This post by Ipsita Sengupta is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. In this essay, she explores the responses to various renditions of songs ... by Ipsita Sengupta last modified Jul 07, 2016 02:18 AM — Filed under: , ,
Studying the Emerging Database State in India: Notes for Critical Data Studies (Accepted Abstract)
"Critical Data Studies (CDS) is a growing field of research that focuses on the unique theoretical, ethical, and epistemological challenges posed by 'Big ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
New Modes and Sites of Humanities Practice
An extended survey of digital initiatives in arts and humanities practices in India was undertaken during the last year. Provocatively called 'mapping digital ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Jun 30, 2016 04:45 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Call for Essays: Studying Internet in India
As Internet makes itself comfortable amidst everyday lives in India, it becomes everywhere and everyware, it comes in 40 MBPS Unlimited and in chhota recharges ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jul 04, 2016 12:48 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
RBI Consultation Paper on P2P Lending: Legality and Implications
The Reserve Bank of India published a Consultation Paper on Peer-to-Peer Lending on April 28, 2016. The Paper proposes to bring the P2P lending platforms under ... by Pavishka Mittal last modified May 31, 2016 01:25 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
RBI Consultation Paper on P2P Lending: Data Security and Privacy Concerns
On April 28, 2016 the Reserve Bank of India published a consultation paper on P2P Lending and invited comments from the public on the same. The Paper discusses ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Jun 01, 2016 11:41 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Comments on the RBI's Consultation Paper on Peer to Peer Lending
The Reserve Bank of India published a Consultation Paper on Peer to Peer Lending on April 28, 2016, and invited comments from the public. CIS submitted the ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jun 01, 2016 08:21 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Creativity, Politics, and Internet Censorship
In collaboration with Karnataka for Kashmir, we organised a discussion on 'Creativity, Politics and Internet Censorship' on May 25, 2016. Mahum Shabir, a legal ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Jun 17, 2016 07:07 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Digital Humanities in India – Concluding Thoughts
An extended survey of digital initiatives in arts and humanities practices in India was undertaken during the last year. Provocatively called 'mapping digital ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Jun 30, 2016 04:48 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Policy Shaping in the Indian IT Industry: Recommendations by NASSCOM, 2006-2012
This is the first of a series of three blog posts, authored by Pavishka Mittal, tracking the engagements by NASSCOM and iSPIRT in suggesting and shaping the IT ... by Pavishka Mittal last modified Jul 04, 2016 08:11 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Data for Governance, Governance of Data, and Data Anxieties
The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) organised a panel discussion on 'The Data Explosion – How the Internet of Things will Affect Media Freedom ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jul 03, 2016 05:59 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Policy Shaping in the Indian IT Industry: Comparative Analysis of Recommendations by NASSCOM and iSPIRT, 2013-2016
This is the second of a series of three blog posts, authored by Pavishka Mittal, tracking the engagements by NASSCOM and iSPIRT in suggesting and shaping the ... by Pavishka Mittal last modified Jul 04, 2016 09:34 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Studying Internet in India (2016): Selected Abstracts
We received some great submissions and decided to select twelve abstracts, and not only ten as we planned earlier. Here are the abstracts. by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jul 06, 2016 06:24 AM — Filed under: , , ,
How are Indian Newspapers Adapting to the Rise of Digital Media?
How are Indian newspapers adapting to the transition to digital news production, distribution, and consumption? How are they changing their journalistic work, ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jul 06, 2016 02:28 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
RBI and Regulation of Digital Financial Services in India, 2012-2016
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) published its first guideline on mobile banking in 2008, and the conversation on integrating Aadhaar numbers with bank account ... by Shivalik Chandan last modified Jul 11, 2016 06:27 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,