Internet Socialisation & Murder | Mitakshara Medhi

It is a common notion (even researched to some extent), that the internet leads to depression, and low self-esteem. But what people do not try to bring into this debate is how the internet, despite so many innumerable drawbacks, is a necessity. Evidence also suggests that if you are not on Facebook, for instance, you will be perceived as a sociopath by your employers. Continue reading Internet Socialisation & Murder | Mitakshara Medhi

Google Maps: Drifting Through Post-Humanism and Away From Psychogeography? | Prerna Anilkumar

Prerna Anilkumar If you are reading this on a screen you are already a cyborg. You are already a Post-human. (Take a minute and absorb that in.) . . . . . Who is a Post-human? Any possible being whose basic capacities radically exceed those of average humans.  This in turn unambiguously distances that being from the category of a ‘human’. There have been multiple … Continue reading Google Maps: Drifting Through Post-Humanism and Away From Psychogeography? | Prerna Anilkumar

The Dichotomies of Social Media | Mitakshara Medhi

For most parts, human life tends to exist in the grey areas. This is because the extremities of what constitutes “happy” and what constitutes “sad” can seldom be met by any person. Even if it does occur in someone’s life, it is never ever-lasting. Hence, the grey area is where the human mind usually operates – the very area that is never and can never be represented on the virtual world. Continue reading The Dichotomies of Social Media | Mitakshara Medhi

On the Social Media Ideology | Geert Lovink

The slogan “You are what you share” (Charles Leadbeater) expresses the transformation of the autonomous unit of the self into an outgoing entity that is constantly reproducing its social capital through the transmission of value (data) to others. Let’s face it: we refuse to perceive ourselves as “slaves of the machine.” Continue reading On the Social Media Ideology | Geert Lovink

The Rise of Religious Violence in India: A Psychological Take | Mitakshara Medhi

Why are Hindus, who come from a religion based on individualism and the satisfaction of the self and which teaches us to achieve harmony between our mind and our soul first and then try to peace with others, trying to interfere in matters which are anything but theirs? Continue reading The Rise of Religious Violence in India: A Psychological Take | Mitakshara Medhi