Category Archives: secondlife

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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Desi Youth Hanging Out in Digital Diaspora – Presentation for Asian American Heritage Week at Bowling Green State University, April 2015

Some scattered notes on my journeys through mediated worlds for today’s (fun – mostly non-theoretical) presentation (https://twitter.com/cyberdivalivesl/status/591228532358979584) —   Relevant Publications: Gajjala, R (in progress, expected to be in production by Fall 2015). South Asian Digital Diasporas: Labour, Affect and Technomediation. Cultural Studies Series, Lexington Press: UK Gajjala, R. (2011). Snapshots from sari Trails: Cyborgs […]

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Research Projects resulting in Publications, Grants and Partnerships

Research Projects resulting in Publications, Grants and Partnerships: (obviously many of these overlap – but different titles have been used in forming various proposals and projects) Microfinance Online/Offline – 2005 to present Representations of the Subaltern Online – 1994 to present Technology, Mobility, Body and Care (health, elder, child) – 2011 to present Global Craft […]

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which is the enactment and which the representation

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Rad is back and watching shifts

Recently I wrote/published a bunch of articles on conceptualization of identity in Secondlife space – and am back doing further immersive ethnographies in various virtual worlds in relation to building monetary value for social identities and in relation trans-nations, inter-nations and the local and global. Some of what I write next will both contest and […]

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Following the Money…from fluff to essentials…

My research journeying to where money is being exchanged through online software is taking me into various muddyings of ideology, finance and socio-economic practice – in places of work through play. click, click, click… Start with the fluff and move to essentials…. microtransact away… or make essential the fluff (which is a bit different from […]

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Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Digital Embodiment, Performativity and Globalization

PLEASE SUBMIT ABSTRACTS ASAP  (deadline is still tentative – so if you are working on something relevant email me anyway with a query).  Title: Everyday 3D Lives: Digital Embodiment, Performativity and GlobalizationEditor : Radhika Gajjala[ http://personal.bgsu.edu/~radhik ](Lexington Press is interested and I am discussing this collection with them)  In the recent past, there has been much […]

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Three faculty members at the BGSU Island opening on Friday (SL)

IRL – Anthony Fontana, Linda Mandelbaum and Radhika Gajjala

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Everyday 3D Lives: Digital Embodiment, Performativity and Globalization

DEADLINE EXTENDED: PLEASE SUBMIT ABSTRACTS BY DECEMBER 1, 2007. Title: Everyday 3D Lives: Digital Embodiment, Performativity and Globalization Editor : Radhika Gajjala [ http://personal.bgsu.edu/~radhik ] In the recent past, there has been much talk of “web 2.0 “ and “web 3D” as new media. Educators and researchers all over the world are debating the pros […]

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