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March 18, 19 2011; 1 Shanthi Road, Bangalore

This is in continuation of the series of discussions about technology and society, with an emphasis on encouraging conversations between programmers, computer scientists, social scientists and practitioners.

This workshop follows from our recently concluded research on “communities, technology and participation” where we explored issues concerning opportunities and challenges in digitising public and government data, costs and scale of implementing technologies, reconfiguration of state-citizen relationships through e-governance and research methods and paradigms emerging from societal and technological standpoints. It is an endeavour to extend some of the discussions we have had with you, to think through and sharpen some of the questions that have emerged in the course of this research along with you, and to expand our thought horizons on issues and questions that are emerging in the broad field of information technologies and governance.

The program is available.

Directions to the location: 1 Shanthi Road, Bangalore are here.

If you're presenting: We will have a projector, laptop, dvd player, mic. So you welcome to prepare some slides or mix-media presentations. Do let us know in advance so we can try to ensure that your presentation will not have any hiccups.

For more details, read the TGC Concept Note.