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Digitalization of Culture
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 15, 2013 last modified Oct 29, 2013 09:11 AM — filed under: ,
Dr. Nishant Shah did an introduction keynote to 1600 undergraduate students at the Leuphana University on October 8, 2013.
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Asian Video Cultures: In the Penumbra of the Global
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 23, 2013 last modified Nov 20, 2013 09:35 AM — filed under:
Brown University organised the Asian Video Cultures event at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts between October 24 and 26, 2013. Nishant Shah presented a paper titled “In Access: Approaches to Understand Digital and Online Video in Contemporary Asia”.
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Blog Entry Back When the Past had a Future: Being Precarious in a Network Society
by Nishant Shah published Feb 12, 2013 last modified Feb 12, 2013 06:16 AM — filed under: , , ,
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 paying attention to what the Network has become. Networks are everywhere. They have become the default metaphor of our times, where everything from infrastructure assemblies to collectives of people, are all described through the lens of a network.
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Blog Entry Habits of Living: Networked Affects, Glocal Effects
by Nishant Shah published Jan 26, 2013 — filed under: ,
Brown University is organizing an international conference that elucidates the networked conditions of our times, how they produce ways, conditions, and habits of life and living, how they spread local actions globally. The conference will be held from March 21 to 23, 2013 at Brown University, Rhode Island.
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Blog Entry Defending the Humanities in the Digital Age
by Nishant Shah published Feb 24, 2014 last modified Mar 06, 2014 11:40 AM — filed under:
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 from being soft-skills and our pedagogies from becoming reduced to MOOCs.
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Blog Entry Structure, Sign and Play in the Digital
by Anirudh Sridhar published Mar 28, 2014 — filed under:
I have come to realize, in my research, that I have been looking for and staring at the various entry points of the Digital Humanities by looking at the primordial lighting arrangements and formative forces that are in play in it. So far, there have been some clear emergent patterns like the fact that the Digital Humanities is the story of the University itself and a condition of the socio-political and economic forces shaping our education system.
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Blog Entry Exploring the Digital Landscape: An Overview
by Sneha PP published Apr 14, 2014 last modified Apr 14, 2014 03:48 PM — filed under: ,
One component of the Digital Humanities mapping exercise was a series of six research projects commissioned by HEIRA-CSCS, Bangalore over November 2013-March 2014. These studies attempted to chart various aspects of the digital landscape in India today, with a focus on emerging forms of humanistic enquiry engendered by the Internet and new digital technologies. This blog post presents a broad overview of some of the key learnings from these projects.
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Blog Entry The Machinistic Paradigm Collapse
by Anirudh Sridhar published Apr 14, 2014 last modified Apr 15, 2014 05:03 PM — filed under:
Looking at the example of the scientific practices surrounding protein folding study, this blog explores the modern relevance of Thomas Kuhn’s conception of a paradigm. This blog posits that because of the heavy reliance on computational technology and simulation, the philosophical basis of Kuhnian scientific paradigm has ceased to exist and hence science, along with the Digital Humanities has moved into a post structuralist age.
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Blog Entry Digital Humanities and the Problem of Definition
by Sneha PP published Apr 25, 2014 last modified Mar 30, 2015 12:47 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Digital Humanities as a field that still eludes definition has been the subject of much discourse and writing. This blog post looks at this issue as one of trying to approach the field from a disciplinary lens, and the challenges that this may pose to the attempts at a definition.
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Blog Entry Digital Humanities and the Alt-Academy
by Sneha PP published Aug 19, 2014 last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:29 AM — filed under: , , , ,
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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