Micromedia Ecologies. Shaina Anand

Notes from a short presentation on Global Media
for - Culture Industries, Cultural Diversity and Cultural Policy in the Time of Globalization . 
A Two Day Consultation on the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity.
by -Centre for the Study of Culture and Society & Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. Supported by HIVOS. 28th, 29th September 2007.
 

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KhirkeeYaan Shaina Anand

These notes werepresented along with a video installation of the episodes at Sensor-Census-Censor: Investigating Regimes of Information, Registering Changes of State.
A three day International Colloquium on Information, Society, History and Politics, at Sarai-CSDS on 30th November, 1 & 2 December.

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WI C TV Shaina Anand

Notes on World Information City TV, a TV channel that transmitted to 3500 homes, "parallel" to the World Information City conference, Bangalore, 2005.

First published in:
In the Shade of the Commons: Towards a Culture of Open Networks. 2006.
Bansal, Keller, Lovink, eds.
ISBN-10: 90-806-4523-0

This text is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Netherlands License.

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BETA DAYS AND BETTER NIGHTS ...
(excerpts from diaries of a travelling documentary film crew)

by Shaina Anand and Shai Heredia. June 1999.

The authors were awarded a Majlis fellowship 1999 to write about their experience as assistant directors on a 5-month road trip through India while working on "A tryst with the people of India" a 15-part docu series under the direction of Saeed Akhtar Mirza. A 17-member crew burrowed their way through the length and breadth of India shooting for this project.

The 'book' as a finite whole was never completed. Chronologically the essays reach about halfway through the journey, at which point for various reasons the text could not proceed. This is a contrapuntal account written in diary form between Shai and Shaina. Part diaristic travelogue, part oral record with transcriptions of interviews shot for the film, the writing, apart from being a chrnonicle of voices is cumulatively a questioning and critique of documentary practice.

Excerpts are below: SH and SA denote distinct entries by the two writers.

Part ONE: FIRST RUNS
includes:
Setting Out
First Interview
Beta Night
Bijapur to Hampi
Goa

Part TWO: THEM AND US:
Hide and Seek
First Sight: Africa in Karnataka
The Siddhis of Yellapur
Message Sent Representation Received.

Part THREE: PEOPLE AND PLACES:
Trasi Beach
Sringeri
Hassan
Wasteful Conversation
Mysore
Srirangapatnam Round Table.
Oooty
Kovai
Kalamandalam
Kodangallur
Kochi
Back Waters
Kottayam
Kovalam
Kanya Kumari- Madurai