Nishant Shah

Nishant Shah is a professor of new media and the co-founder of The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore

Articles By Nishant Shah

Digital Native: She Will Survive

But for that we have to recognise that the woman who says #MeToo is not just a flat, digital image.

Digital Native: System Needs a Reboot

It’s time to replace the schizophrenic need for variety with ingenuity — the truthiness of the information.

#Foodporn is about making food as fake as orgasms in commercial porn

Our love for #foodporn makes us blind to the politics of food.

Digital Native: One Selfie Does a Tragedy Make

The great find of this century – life’s worth just a selfie. Channeling the inner narcissus is now human hamartia.

Digital Native: Hashtag Fatigue

It is easy to hijack hashtags by coupling them with others. It is equally easy to make hashtags die.

Digital Native: Time to Walk the Talk

#MeToo has turned victims into survivors, but social media remains an unsafe space.

Digital Native: Hardly Friends Like That

Individual effort is far from enough to fool Facebook’s grouping algorithm.

The Right Words for Love

Queer love is legal. Which means that all of us are finally free to find a language that can match our desires.

Digital Native: #MemeToo

An old meme shows the need for emotional literacy in our digitally saturated age. Memes, like regrettable exes, have the habit of resurfacing at regular periods.

Digital Native: Playing God

Google’s home assistant can make you feel deceptively God-like as it listens to every command of yours. It is a device that never sleeps, and always listens, waiting for a voice to utter “Ok Google” to jump into life.

Digital Native: Double Speak

Aadhaar’s danger has always been that it opens up individuals to high levels of vulnerability without providing safeguards.

Digital Native: Hashtag Along With Me

A hashtag that evolved with a movement.

Digital Native: How smart cities can make criminals out of denizens

People download information and share it without knowing about the intellectual property rights. On social media bullying, harassment and hate speech find easy avenues.

Digital Native: The bigger picture

For all our sleek machines, we are slaves to the much larger Internet of Things.

Digital Native: Cause an effect

Aadhaar is a self-contained safe system, its interaction with other data and information systems is also equally safe and benign.

Digital Native: Web of Wander

The idea of travel as a way of expanding our horizon has now been made redundant.

Digital Native: The e-wasteland of our times

How digitising isn’t necessarily a fast-track to a sustainable future.

Digital Native: Delete Facebook?

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

Digital Native: A new road to justice

Making the List takes courage and strength. It involves the formation of a new collective of care.

Digital native: Our lonely connected lives

Even as the UK last month announced the appointment of Minister of Loneliness, which sounds more like the title of the next Arundhati Roy novel, it is worth examining why we are so alone in the age of hyperconnectivity.