media, information, the contemporary

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Events

  • Digital Cultures Transforming South Asia Workshop

    This one-day workshop explores the transformation that mediated lives in South Asia are undergoing in this contemporary digital moment. The emergence of the digital disrupts every sphere of our present-day lives in myriad ways. This can also be an opportunity to discuss the binaries that inhabit our current critical consensus in South Asia politically, economically,…

  • Revisitations: The Long 1990s: Panel Discussion

    Panel discussion on ‘Revisitations: The Long 1990s’. The panelists include Ravi Sundaram, M. Madhava Prasad, Prathama Banerjee, Hilal Ahmed and Ashish Rajadhyaksha. CLICK TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION ZOOM ID: 81926037416                        PASSCODE: csdsdelhi India’s Nineties – at once close and impossibly distant – pose a curious…

  • Colonized by Data: The Costs of Connection

    CAPTURE ALL PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES Join Nick Couldry & Ulises Mejías as they discuss the data colonialism thesis developed in their book The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonising Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism, and their project (with Paola Ricaurte) Tierra Común and its interventions for data decolonisation. Date and Time: Thursday…

Features

  • Capture All: A Sonic Investigation

      We are happy to share the publication of a special issue of Disclaimer, co-edited by Laura McLean and Mehak Sawhney, with a focus on sonic creative practices from India and Australia. It has been collaboratively published by Liquid Architecture, Melbourne, and Sarai-CSDS, Delhi. The collection of artworks can be found here: https://disclaimer.org.au/contents/capture-all This collection…

  • Technopharmacology

    Ravi Sundaram’s new book ‘Technopharmacology’ published by Meson Press (co-authors Aleena Chia, Joshua Neves, Susanna Paasonen). Technopharmacology is a modest call to expand media theoretical inquiry by attending to the biological, neurological, and pharmacological dimensions of media and centers on emergent affinities between big data and big pharma. It is available here.

  • BioScope Volume 13 Issue 1, June 2022

    We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope vol. 13. no. 1. The new issue of Bioscope has a special section on Media in the Pandemic. Pallavi Paul considers the media form of viral analysis, and different types of information-gathering and speculation that challenge the authority of medical expertise; Anirban Baishya looks at drone use during lockdown and the death-ravaged…