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JIGSAW INCOMPLETE RAGINI LALL


‘Jigsaw Incomplete’ showcases my understandings of a five week intensive introduction to real world concepts like Democracy, Community, Media, Technology, Science etc. Right from day one until now, when I write this, after each session, I would go feeling as though I had discovered a piece of this never ending puzzle, the way the world works and what’s happening around us. Each phenomena, each subject we came across is so interconnected, and since everything is so connected, It’s really hard to realize what aspect of a topic you have completed disregarded, or not even though it has such an important role to play in the holistic situation, and hence, how it’s almost like a never ending puzzle! The holistic situation, being what’s happening here, around us, and That’s a lot! This poses a situation to me, where I feel extremely intimidated yet excited about the endless possibilities to explore all around.

PIECES PUT TOGETHER TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA, SOCIETY DEMOCRACY.


CONFLICT

At the core of everything, lies,the individual, the self- with his/her identity, needs and so, rights. Man is a social animal, and Hence, Group Identityis very important.

Belief MANUSMRITI CODE OF CONDUCT

Group Identity is shaped by the society you live in, what caste you’re from, What class your from, what religion do you believe in? All ‘labels’ attached to these beliefs/cateogaries stem for the Group.

Many a times,Conflict occurs in society due to these varying identities, Which at times may be a choice-less or choiceful identity Another major aspect of Society, is its Culturethe practice of identity the way of being, and hence, talks a lot about the behavior of the Society.

Behaviour

Gender Religion Region Class Caste

EXCLUSION

RIGHTS

INEQUALITY

Esteem Love Security Food Water

HIERARCHY Differentiate

NEEDS

Language

GROUP SOCIAL CAPITAL

Choice No Choice

INDIVIDUAL

IDENTITY

OCCUPATION

CULTURE

Functional Interdependence CREATIVITY NETWORKS ROLES User Consumer CONSUMPTION PRODUCTION

ECONOMICS

SOCIETY SURROUNDINGS

RESOURCES

ECOLOGY

OWNERSHIP Culture maybe considered Social Capital, where it is created by Creative usrs and not just consumers of resources. An interesting phenomena is how anything related to humans, gets bounded into the discrepancies of society, how society’s elements manage to seep into almost Everything that takes place on this earth.

POVERTY

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

WORLD Developing Countries Developed Countries


SLUM JAGATTU

PRINT Archiving Chronicalling

no middle man

Expressing Reporting

INTERENT

COMMUNICATION INFORMATION

TV

CONTENT

TACTICAL MEDIA Improvisation Low Cost Action

MEDIA

FORM

INFORMALITY

EXCLUSION

DIGITIZATION

TOOLS

ACCESSIBILTY

DEMOCRACY

The media’s spirit is to be in questioning, and this is true,till Commercial Interests kick in. This is where community media steps in, best examples being Slum Jagauttu.

RIGHTS

PUBLIC TOP OF PYRAMID

INEQUALITY

BOTTOM OF PYRAMID

IDEA Media is Society’s story teller, Its informer, Its data keeper, and mostly the ‘conscientious keepers’ of society.

AUTHORITY

GOVERNMENT

COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL

NEW MEDIA Computers

Censorship

REPRESENTATION

need for alternate

FILM Footage

PADMA

OCCUPATION

MIGRATION

DEMAND

ECONOMICS

HYPE RESOURCES OWNERSHIP

IDENTITY

NEEDS INDIVIDUAL

Media as a form is dynamic, and the new tools being provided by technology make Media more Participation and Action Oriented. Media is the one of the mediums to assurance of the Rights and Needs of an Individual,and Hence, is crucial to a society and the functioning of Democracy.

SOCIETY


COMMUNICATION

FILM Footage

INFORMATION CONTENT

MEDIA

PADMA

no middle man

SLUM JAGATTU

POLICIES

AUTHORITY

GOVERNMENT

Elections

Taxes

DEMOCRACY PUBLIC

TECHNOLOGY

Censorship

PLANS

COMMUNITY

TOOLS

Patents

EXCLUSION

REPRESENTATION

COMMERCIAL

NEW MEDIA

IDEA

INFORMALITY

CODE OF CONDUCT

RIGHTS NEEDS

Water

CONSTITUION

TOP OF PYRAMID

INDIVIDUAL

BOTTOM OF PYRAMID

SCIENCE

Choice

IDENTITY

Behaviour

SCIENTISTS

RESOURCES OWNERSHIP

SOCIAL CAPITAL

COMMONS

CREATIVITY User Consumer

CONSUMPTION PRODUCTION

CENTRES, INSTITUTIONS

CULTURE

SOCIETY

SCIENCE COMM. Democracy is a form of Government,where authority and power of the State is equally distributed,and Eachcitizen(adult) of the contry can vote, Hence,making it highly representative.

Democracy also stands for equality and the notion of ‘We’.Hence,has a lot to do with accessibilty of some basics like resources,information etc to all sectionsof societyand also,The way culture is percieved and the way Education or Information is handled.


PRINT INTERENT

Technology is the applied knowledge that Science provides, just like Science,It has an impact on Society and its intricacies and vica versa.

TV

Development is todays world is also measured by technological progress and does share the same shaky grounds that Development does with the impact on the world -exologicaly,psychologically etc.

FILM TACTICAL MEDIA

EVENTS

NEW MEDIA

Elections

Computers

DEMOCRACY

TOOLS

IDEA Invention

Applied KNOWLEDGE

PROBLEMS

ACCESSIBILTY

Endevour

Scientific Method

CHANGE Control Adapt

CENTRES, INSTITUTIONS

SCIENCE COMM.

Social Animal

SCIENTISTS

Creates Solves

SURROUNDINGS HUMAN

PUBLIC

RIGHTS NEEDS

TOP OF PYRAMID

TECHNOLOGY

SCIENCE

Taxes

ECOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

BOTTOM OF PYRAMID DEMAND HYPE

ECONOMICS

INDIVIDUAL

Belief Philosophy

IDENTITY

Choice Behaviour

RESOURCES OWNERSHIP

CULTURE

COMMONS CONSUMPTION PRODUCTION

User Consumer

GROUP

SOCIETY

Region Class Gender Language

Caste Religion

Efficiency Differentiate HIERARCHY

INEQUALITY


Archiving Reporting

Chronicalling

COMMUNICATION

INFORMATION CONTENT

Expressing

Participation Action

FILM PADMA Footage TACTICAL MEDIA Improvisation Low Cost

FORM

Applied KNOWLEDGE

TOOLS

TECHNOLOGY

CHANGE

Endevour

Control Adapt

SCIENCE COMM.

Creates Solves

PROBLEMS

SURROUNDINGS HUMAN

ECOLOGY

Social Animal

CENTRES, INSTITUTIONS

Elections

ACCESSIBILTY

Scientific Method

SCIENTISTS

INFORMALITY

COMMERCIAL

SCIENCE

DEVELOPMENT

IMF

EXCLUSION

Censorship

PLANS

UN

Millenium Goals

POLICIES

CODE OF CONDUCT CONSTITUION MANUSMRITI

TOP OF PYRAMID BOTTOM OF PYRAMID

ECONOMICS

Love Food

RIGHTS NEEDS

RESOURCES OWNERSHIP

Choice

COMMONS

CREATIVITY User Consumer

CULTURE

Efficiency

Water

INDIVIDUAL

Belief Philosophy

IDENTITY

Behaviour SOCIAL CAPITAL

CONSUMPTION PRODUCTION

Security

Taxes

PUBLIC

DEMAND HYPE

AUTHORITY

GOVERNMENT

DEMOCRACY

Developed Developing Countries Countries

WORLD

DEMOLITION

WORK

REPRESENTATION

need for alternate

Patents

Invention

MIGRATION

COMMUNITY

MEDIA

NEW MEDIA Computers

DIGITIZATION

IDEA

no middle man

INTERENT

TV

EVENTS

SLUM JAGATTU

PRINT

SOCIETY

GROUP Region Class

Gender Language

Caste Religion

Differentiate HIERARCHY

POVERTY

CONFLICT

INEQUALITY

PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER


Jigsaw Incomplete