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Cybersecurity Visuals Media Handbook: Launch Event

by Saumyaa Naidu last modified Dec 06, 2019 09:27 AM
6th December | 6 pm | Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore

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Dec 06, 2019
from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM

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The existing cybersecurity imagery in media publications has been observed to be limited in its communication of the discourse prevailing in cybersecurity policy circles, relying heavily on stereotypes such as hooded men, padlocks, and binary codes.

In order to enable a clearer, more nuanced representation of cybersecurity concepts, we, at CIS, along with Design Beku are launching the Cybersecurity Visuals Media Handbook. This handbook has been conceived to be a concise guide for media publications to understand the specific concepts within cybersecurity and use it as a reference to create visuals that are more informative, relevant, and look beyond stereotypes.

We will be launching the interactive digital handbook on 6th December, 2019, at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, at 6 pm. The event would include a discussion on the purpose, process, and concepts behind this illustrated guide by CIS researchers and Design Beku.

The launch will be followed by a panel discussion on Digital Media Illustrations & the Politics of Technology. We will be joined by Padmini Ray Murray, Paulanthony George, and Kruthika N S in the panel. It will be moderated by Saumyaa Naidu.

Padmini Ray Murray

Padmini founded the Design Beku collective in 2018 to help not-for-profit organisations explore their potential through research-led design and digital development. Trained as an academic researcher, Padmini currently as the head of communications at Obvious, a design studio. She regularly gives talks and publishes on the necessity of technology and design to be decolonial, local, and ethical.

Paulanthony George

Paulanthony hates writing bios in the third person.
My research focuses on the relationships between made objects, the maker and the behaviour of making, in the context of spreadable digital media (and behaviours stemming from it). I study internet memes inside and outside of India and phenomenon such as dissent, satire, free expression and ambivalent behaviour fostered by them. The research is at the intersection of digital ethnography, culture studies, human-computer interaction, humour studies and critical theory. I spend my time watching people. I draw them, the way they are, the way some people want to be and sometimes I have interesting conversations with them.

Kruthika N S

Kruthika NS is a lawyer at LawNK and researcher at the Sports Law & Policy Centre, Bengaluru. She uses art as a medium to explore the intersections of the law and society, with gender justice featuring as the central theme of her work. Her art has included subjects such as the #MeToo movement in India, and the feminist principles of the internet, among several other doodles.

Saumyaa Naidu

Saumyaa is a designer and researcher at the Centre for Internet and Society. 


6:00 - 6:15 pm - Introduction
6:15 - 6:45 pm - Presentation on the Media Handbook by Paulanthony George
6:45 - 7:00 pm - Tea/ Coffee
7:00 - 8:00 pm - Panel discussion on Digital Media Illustrations & the Politics of Technology
8:00 - 8:30 pm - Tea/ Coffee and Snacks

The interactive version of handbook can be accessed here. The print versions of the handbook can be accessed at: Single Scroll Printing, Tiled-Paste Printing.