Nishant Shah

is Professor of culture, aesthetics and digital media at Leuphana University, Germany, and co-founder of the Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore, India. He is co-editor with Puthiya Purayil Sneha and Sumandro Chattapadhyay of the Digital Activism in Asia Reader (meson press, 2015).


The image of a single face pouting at the camera on a phone clumsily extended to the perfect angle: this is just the beginning of the story, writes Nishant Shah. Every selfie triggers an avalanche of data that is generated, collated and consolidated beyond your imagination or control.

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