Balaji Parthasarathy delivered a talk titled The Impact of Science and Technology on Society at the SJR College for Women, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru on 16th August 2017. He was invited by the Udayabhanu Kalasangha.
The paperback edition of the book Politics of the ‘Other’ in India and China: Western Concepts in non-Western Contexts edited by Lion Köenig and Bidisha Chaudhuri, and published by Routledge in 2016 was launched on 19th June 2017 at The Cayley Lecture Theatre, University of Westminster, London, U.K. The details of the event are at: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/events/politics-of-the-other-in-india-and-china-western-concepts-in-non-western-contexts
Balaji Parthasarathy presented a paper titled Collaborative Social Innovation in the Hybrid Domain: Organization and Rationality at the 14th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (IFIP Working Group 9.4 conference 2017) held during 22nd-24th May 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Yuko Aoyama, Clark University, co-authored the paper.
Priyanka Ivatury (M.Sc. (Digital Society) 2015) and Angel Jeena presented their paper titled ‘Relevance of participatory approaches in creating ICT systems for public health programmes‘, co-authored with Prof. Amit Prakash, at the 10th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2017) held during March 7-9 at New Delhi. It was nominated for the Best Research Paper category at the conference. This paper presents a case for using participatory approaches in the design and development of ICT-based systems that incorporate the complexities embedded in the Indian public health system and bring desired changes, especially in programme implementation processes.
The second edition of Internet Researchers’ Conference 2017 (IRC 17), co-hosted by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) at IIIT-B concluded on March 5, 2017. The 3-day conference held during 3-5 March 2017, had 11 sessions, and witnessed about 60 researchers from all around the country participate actively. There were two open sessions; one on “Digital Pedagogy” and another on “Open Street Map” which saw active participation. The main discussions and paper presentations revolved around digital objects of research, and the digital/internet experiences in Indic languages.
The crowd sourced notes of the conference sessions can be accessed through the Etherpad at: .
Photos of the event can be viewed at the following: