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On Technology and Social Innovation

Oftentimes, when we’re talking about innovation, what it is and how it can be learnt or taught (which happens often over the lunch table here in our office), we end up talking about the different kinds of innovation – technological, … Continue reading

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Joi Ito: The Internet, Innovation and Learning

via @joi On this cold Monday morning in Delhi, I came across an inspiring piece of writing by Joi Ito where he talks about the internet not just as a technology, but as a “belief system, a philosophy.” Ito writes … Continue reading

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On the Informationalization of Everything

Social media have been the focus of debates, discussions and academic as well as journalistic papers for some time now, and it seems that there is always something new to be said, something new to be discovered about how this … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks, State Secrets, and Trust in Government

When WikiLeaks released hundreds of thousands of classified documents on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and State Department memos, the world was forced to consider, How much do we trust our governments? WikiLeaks, a whistleblowing website, says “We believe … Continue reading

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SOPA, PIPA, and the Crisis of Trust

Yesterday saw a ‘blackout’ of several popular websites, including Wikipedia and Reddit, whilst other popular websites like Google and Craigslist displayed messages on their homepages, protesting against two separate anti-censorship bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect … Continue reading

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Technology and the New Digital Individual – Liberation or Enslavement?

The many revolutions happening around the world, from Ramlila Maidan to Tahrir Square, have been, or are being, at least in part fueled and propelled by the technologies we use, especially online social media. And at the same time, governments … Continue reading

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