Field Notes from Elections
Submisson type: Master class
What are the roles and processes in an Election? How is security maintained? What are the current set of issues which need to be considered to maintain the integrity of the electoral democracy? In the session we’ll discuss about these and other topics which have been the strength of the electoral process and how to examine any change in context of the citizen’s view of the elections.
Prints in the Sand of Time: The Construction of Uniqueness before Biometric Authentication
What is the story of constructing uniqueness in India prior to the arrival of biometric authentication, with all its hybrid predicates such as digital fingerprinting, iris, voice and facial recognition? Can this history be narrated merely by tracing sporadic moments spurred by new research and administrative interest in fingerprinting and anthropometry? Alongside these advances, it is critical th… more