Author Archives: Aditya Dev Sood

A Data Democracy Index?

One of the many outcomes of the Pulse Lab Jakarta event on Data Innovation for Policy Makers this past week was the concept of a Data Democracy Index. The idea is that different countries around the world use public data … Continue reading

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Your Weekly Tesseract

Warning: This post makes gratuitous use of pop cultural imagery that might ruin your weekend fun at the movie Interstellar.  If only we could recast the past. If only we could shape the future. This is the stuff of Science Fiction, but … Continue reading

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How We Built 9 Social Innovation Labs in 3 days

By Aditya Dev Sood and Pranav Sarin This is an account of an extraordinary three days of work outside Jakarta, which resulted in the creation of 9 Social Innovation Labs, now working across Indonesia. It was not always our intention … Continue reading

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Food for conversation at Health Public

The Bihar Innovation Lab , in association with Center for Knowledge Societies  and the Ananya PartnerProgram  , introduces its first time unique edition of the Design Public Conclave called Health! Public, which is to be held on 22nd August ‘14 … Continue reading

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Reading Together at the Vihara Study Group

Some weeks ago we began a journey of reading and talking together that I hope will not soon end. We read Thomas Picketty’s Capital in the 21st Century, a long and difficult book, which I’m sure many of us wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Hackathons as a Mode of Production

This past Saturday the READ Alliance team from CKS was at the Google offices in Bangalore, hosting a Hackathon on building apps to develop reading skills for Indian children. We met a group of about 40 developers and some 4 … Continue reading

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On Making

Salam dari bali. Greetings from Bali! This is a truly wondrous place from which to comtemplate the meaning and value of making. On the first of July the Vihara Innovation Campus will host its first ever Maker Pecha Kucha, conceptualized … Continue reading

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A New Approach to the Adianta School Curriculum

Over the past several weeks I’ve been in conversation with our students and some faculty about how we can do things differently in the coming year. I’ve recently shared some preliminary thoughts on this topic as a blogpost. As a … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Adianta School Curriculum

We are now coming to the end of a grand experiment. For the past nine months the team at Adianta has been working tremendously hard to produce 90 workshops organized into 9 different modules over three quarters. Over this journey … Continue reading

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