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DIGITAL HUMANITIES ALLIANCE OF INDIA (DHAI) – Gajjala’s Statement/Bio

Radhika Gajjala is Professor of Media and Communication and of American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University, USA.   My work with what has now come to be termed as “Digital Humanities” dates back to the 1990s when we used to call it “Humanities for Computing,” “Technology and the Humanities” and so on. Early […]

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Lacemakers …crochet…generations

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TOC – Weavings of the Virtual and Real: Cyberculture and the Subaltern

Contents Acknowledgements Introduction: Subaltern empowerment, socio-economic globalization and digital divides 1. Producing the Global: Microfinance Online with Franklin Yartey and Anca Birzescu 2. Philanthrophist or Investor? Microlending to the Other with Anca Birzescu, Franklin Yartey 3. Snapshots from Sari Trails, Cyborgs Old and New with rad Zabibha 4. Framing the Loom: An Indian Context with […]

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experiments with the takhli (or is it really tahkli?)

Ordered cotton punis and also cotton carders today – in the meanwhile I did try spinning the cotton roving I have without it being put into punis, using my new tahkli spindle with the brass whorl. no image of that attempt and failure yet – will put one up later in the week maybe. Meanwhile […]

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First bit of handspun yarn crocheted bit

made from sample of roving from twisted.etsy.com how many such small bits before I can piece together something I can use?

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(Auto) ethnographic streaming project currently in progress on my FB stream

One aspect of it will possibly be presented soon (details forthcoming) as “Gandhi’s Granddaughters Scattered Worldwide: Spinning, Weaving and other Craft(ed) Networks in (Post)Modernity” Radhika Gajjala | Create Your Badge

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Sankranthi Subhaakankshalu

“Sankranti is the Sanskrit word in Indian Astrology which refers to the transmigration of the Sun from one R?shi (sign of the zodiac) to another. Hence there are 12 such sankrantis in all. However, the Sankranti festival usually refers to Makara Sankaranti, or the transition of the Sun from Dhanu rashi (Sagittarius) to Makara rashi […]

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following the stash

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Examining Spindle technology – success at last

I found really good instructions on how to use the top spindle from youtube and finally got the hang of it. Of course I dont look very expert – but the job gets done. Am currently using twisted.etsy.com ‘s rodney colorway roving that I got way back in spring of 2008 and am practicing handspun […]

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