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Defending the Humanities in the Digital Age

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Taking Care of Things: Reclaiming What is Lost in Our Defence of Humanities[1]more

How Can We Make Open Education Truly Open?

How Can We Make Open Education Truly Open? Blog Image

I have spent the last month being unpopular. I have been in conversation with many ‘Open Everything’ activists and practitioners. At each instance, we got stuck because I insisted that we begin by defining what ‘Open’ means in the easy abuse that it is subject to. It has been a difficult, if slightly tedious exercise, because not only was there a lack of consensus around what constitutes openness, but also a collective confusion about what we mean when we attribute openness to an object, a process or to people.… more

Big Data, People's Lives, and the Importance of Openness

Big Data, People's Lives, and the Importance of Openness Blog Image

Openness has become the buzzword for everything in India right now. From the new kids on the block riding the wave of Digital Humanities investing in infrastructure of open knowledge initiatives to the rhetoric of people-centered open government data projects that are architected to create 'empowered citizens', there is an inherent belief that Opening up things will make everything good. I am not an Open-data party pooper.… more