Whose Global Village

Whose Global Village

Author: Ramesh Srinivasan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9352802837

Category: Information society

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Categories: Information society

Whose Global Village

Whose Global Village

Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World Ramesh Srinivasan. Whose Global Village? Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World Ramesh srinivasan pb text 1p.indd 1 10/11/18 2:15 PM Front Cover.

Author: Ramesh Srinivasan

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479856084

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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A call to action to include marginalized, non-western communities in the continuously expanding digital revolution In the digital age, technology has shrunk the physical world into a “global village,” where we all seem to be connected as an online community as information travels to the farthest reaches of the planet with the click of a mouse. Yet while we think of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook as open and accessible to all, in reality, these are commercial entities developed primarily by and for the Western world. Considering how new technologies increasingly shape labor, economics, and politics, these tools often reinforce the inequalities of globalization, rarely reflecting the perspectives of those at the bottom of the digital divide. This book asks us to re-consider ‘whose global village’ we are shaping with the digital technology revolution today. Sharing stories of collaboration with Native Americans in California and New Mexico, revolutionaries in Egypt, communities in rural India, and others across the world, Ramesh Srinivasan urges us to re-imagine what the Internet, mobile phones, or social media platforms may look like when considered from the perspective of diverse cultures. Such collaborations can pave the way for a people-first approach toward designing and working with new technology worldwide. Whose Global Village seeks to inspire professionals, activists, and scholars alike to think about technology in a way that embraces the realities of communities too often relegated to the margins. We can then start to visualize a world where technologies serve diverse communities rather than just the Western consumer.
Categories: Political Science

Bring the World to the Child

Bring the World to the Child

Technologies of Global Citizenship in American Education Katie Day Good ... Ramesh Srinivasan , Whose Global Village ?: Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World ( New York : NYU Press , 2017 ) ; Fabos and Young , " Telecommunication ...

Author: Katie Day Good

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262538022

Category: Education

Page: 296

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How, long before the advent of computers and the internet, educators used technology to help students become media-literate, future-ready, and world-minded citizens. Today, educators, technology leaders, and policy makers promote the importance of “global,” “wired,” and “multimodal” learning; efforts to teach young people to become engaged global citizens and skilled users of media often go hand in hand. But the use of technology to bring students into closer contact with the outside world did not begin with the first computer in a classroom. In this book, Katie Day Good traces the roots of the digital era's “connected learning” and “global classrooms” to the first half of the twentieth century, when educators adopted a range of media and materials—including lantern slides, bulletin boards, radios, and film projectors—as what she terms “technologies of global citizenship.” Good describes how progressive reformers in the early twentieth century made a case for deploying diverse media technologies in the classroom to promote cosmopolitanism and civic-minded learning. To “bring the world to the child,” these reformers praised not only new mechanical media—including stereoscopes, photography, and educational films—but also humbler forms of media, created by teachers and children, including scrapbooks, peace pageants, and pen pal correspondence. The goal was a “mediated cosmopolitanism,” teaching children to look outward onto a fast-changing world—and inward, at their own national greatness. Good argues that the public school system became a fraught site of global media reception, production, and exchange in American life, teaching children to engage with cultural differences while reinforcing hegemonic ideas about race, citizenship, and US-world relations.
Categories: Education

Introduction to Global Studies

Introduction to Global Studies

Srinivasan, Ramesh (2017) Whose Global Village? Rethinking how Technology Shapes our World (New York: New York University Press). Stearns, Peter N. (ed.) (2013) Demilitarization in the Contemporary World (Urbana, IL; University of ...

Author: John McCormick

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781352004007

Category: Electronic books

Page: 314

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Categories: Electronic books

Rethinking Media Coverage

Rethinking Media Coverage

For work that addresses these issues, see Ramesh Srinivasan's, Whose Global Village?: Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World (New York: New York University Press, 2017). Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary ...

Author: Lisa Parks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135837426

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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In the post-9/11 era, media technologies have become increasingly intertwined with vertical power as airwaves, airports, air space, and orbit have been commandeered to support national security and defense. In this book, Lisa Parks develops the concept of vertical mediation to explore how audiovisual cultures enact and infer power relations far beyond the screen. Focusing on TV news, airport checkpoints, satellite imagery, and drone media, Parks demonstrates how "coverage" makes vertical space intelligible to global publics in new ways and powerfully reveals what is at stake in controlling it.
Categories: Social Science

Digital Anthropology

Digital Anthropology

Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World. New York: NYU Press. ... You Can Hear Me Now: How Microloans and Cell Phones Are Connecting the World's Poor to the Global Economy. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Author: Haidy Geismar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000182248

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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Digital Anthropology, 2nd Edition explores how human and digital can be explored in relation to one another within issues as diverse as social media use, virtual worlds, hacking, quantified self, blockchain, digital environmentalism and digital representation. The book challenges the prevailing moral universal of “the digital age” by exploring emergent anxieties about the global spread of new technological forms, the cultural qualities of digital experience, critically examining the intersection of the digital to new concepts and practices across a wide range of fields from design to politics. In this fully revised edition, Digital Anthropology reveals how the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life around the world. Combining case studies with theoretical discussion in an engaging style that conveys a passion for new frontiers of enquiry within anthropological study, this will be essential reading for students and scholars interested in theory of anthropology, media and information studies, communication studies and sociology. With a brand-new Introduction from editors Haidy Geismar and Hannah Knox, as well as an abridged version of the original Introduction by Heather Horst and Daniel Miller, in conjunction with new chapters on hacking and digitizing environments, amongst others, and fully revised chapters throughout, this will bring the field-defining overview of digital anthropology fully up to date.
Categories: Social Science

Aesthetics of Gentrification

Aesthetics of Gentrification

Ramesh Srinivasan, in his book Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes our World, observes: The new technology ... is primarily produced and shaped by powerful corporations and institutions ... Yet we treat commercial ...

Author: Gerard F. Sandoval

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048551170

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

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Gentrification is reshaping cities worldwide, resulting in seductive spaces and exclusive communities that aspire to innovation, creativity, sustainability, and technological sophistication. Gentrification is also contributing to growing social-spatial division and urban inequality and precarity. In a time of escalating housing crisis, unaffordable cities, and racial tension, scholars speak of eco-gentrification, techno-gentrification, super-gentrification, and planetary-gentrification to describe the different forms and scales of involuntary displacement occurring in vulnerable communities in response to current patterns of development and the hype-driven discourses of the creative city, smart city, millennial city, and sustainable city. In this context, how do contemporary creative practices in art, architecture, and related fields help to produce or resist gentrification? What does gentrification look and feel like in specific sites and communities around the globe, and how is that appearance or feeling implicated in promoting stylized renewal to a privileged public? In what ways do the aesthetics of gentrification express contested conditions of migration and mobility? Addressing these questions, this book examines the relationship between aesthetics and gentrification in contemporary cities from multiple, comparative, global, and transnational perspectives.
Categories: Architecture

After the Internet

After the Internet

Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World. New York: New York University Press. Srinivasan, R., J. Enote, K. M. Becvar, & R. Boast. 2009. Critical and Reflective Uses of New Media Technologies in Tribal Museums.

Author: Ramesh Srinivasan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509506217

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations, and concern that the internet has heightened rather than combated various forms of political and social inequality, it is time we ask: what comes after a broken internet? Ramesh Srinivasan and Adam Fish reimagine the internet from the perspective of grassroots activists and citizens on the margins of political and economic power. They explore how the fragments of the existing internet are being utilized - alongside a range of peoples, places, and laws - to make change possible. From indigenous and non-Western communities and activists in Tahrir Square, to imprisoned hackers and whistleblowers, this book illustrates how post-digital cultures are changing the internet as we know it - from a system which is increasingly centralized, commodified, and "personalized," into something more in line with its original spirit: autonomous, creative, subversive. The book looks past the limitations of the internet, reconceptualizing network technology in relation to principles of justice and equality. Srinivasan and Fish advocate for an internet that blends the local concerns of grassroots communities and activists with the need to achieve scalable change and transformation.
Categories: Social Science

Foundations of Global Communication

Foundations of Global Communication

Sommer, Stephanie (2015), Postsozialistische Biografien und globalisierte Lebensentwürfe. ... Srinivasan, Ramesh (2017), Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World, New York, NY: New York University Press.

Author: Kai Hafez

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000581997

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 338

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This book provides a wide-ranging theoretical and empirical overview of the disparate achievements and shortcomings of global communication. This exceptionally ambitious and systematic project takes a critical perspective on the globalization of communication. Uniquely, it sets media globalization alongside a plethora of other globalized forms of communication, ranging from the individual to groups, civil society groupings, commercial enterprises and political formations. The result is a sophisticated and impressive overview of globalized communication across various facets, assessing the phenomena for the extent to which they live up to the much-hyped claims of globalization’s potential to create a globally interdependent society. The setbacks of globalization, such as right-wing populism and religious fundamentalism, can only be understood if the shortcomings of global communication are taken more seriously. Covering all types of cross-border global communication in media, political and economic systems, civil societies, social media and lifeworlds of the individual, this unique book is invaluable for students and researchers in media, communication, globalization and related areas.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Audiovisual and Digital Ethnography

Audiovisual and Digital Ethnography

Srinivasan, Ramesh. 2013. “Re-thinking the Cultural Codes of New Media: The Question Concerning Ontology.” New Media & Society 15 (2): 203–223. Srinivasan, Ramesh. 2017. Whose Global Village? Rethinking how Technology Shapes Our World.

Author: Cristina Grasseni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000484892

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Audiovisual and Digital Ethnography is a state-of-the-art introduction to this dynamic and growing subject. The authors explain its fundamental aspects in a clear and systematic way. The chapters cover topics including: learning to see and listen in the field and the role of sensory attention the mediation of the senses doing anthropological fieldwork with video observational filmmaking ethnographic drawing multimodal anthropology digital ethnography interactive documentary the ethics and management of audiovisual and digital data. The result is a much-needed, up-to-date and concise guide to both the fundamental skills required for audiovisual and digital ethnographic production and the essential theoretical knowledge relating to this. It will be particularly useful for students and scholars in the fields of Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, Media, Design, Art Practice and Sound Studies.
Categories: Social Science