Chinese Internet Research Conference (CIRC)

Mobile Apps, Smartphones, Cloud Computing, 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Metaverse, Blockchain. The Chinese Internet has evolved into a multilayered stack of digital technologies and devices with embedded protocols, cultures, and norms, used by billions of people around the globe.  The Global South is where Made in China digital technology meets the[…]

Digital Infrastructures Project

India is on the path of rapid digitisation of its public service delivery infrastructure, ostensibly building on the country’s history of encouraging Open Source Software (OSS) use by the government. If built in a sustainable, rights respecting manner, on principles of openness, transparency, and accountability, digital public infrastructure can be immensely useful, and help reduce[…]

Future(s) of Work and Play

Global discourse around technology adoption tends to focus on the future of the workplace and labour forces, especially after the pandemic-driven shift to online, remote, and AI-driven workmodes. This is an essential conversation, but in isolation, it might limit our understanding of the social harms or the generative potentials of new technologies. Future(s) of Work[…]

Ranking Digital Rights

The Digital Asia Hub is partnering with Ranking Digital Rights to advance corporate accountability in South-East and East-Asia by ranking selected corporate actors for their commitments to human rights. With much of the digital public sphere mediated by corporate technology businesses, it is imperative to understand how their business models square with consequences for human[…]