The workshop will be structured around the following four lines of enquiry:
1 — Conceptualizing the power and influence of Big Tech
What defines Big Tech? What are various ways in which Big Tech exercises power and influence? What conceptual framings are the most useful? Is Big Tech a thing at all?
2 — Mapping the Indian Ecosystem: Actors, Interests, and Influence
What does Big-Tech mean in the Indian context? Who are the relevant players? How do they wield influence? What is driving dominant narratives around Big Tech?
3 — Current Policy/Regulatory interventions and their likely consequences
What are the relevant policy narratives and interventions in India? Who are the likely winners and losers? What are the underlying assumptions, interests, and expected consequences?
4 — Re-Imagining Digital Economies
What are alternative imaginations and models for digital economies? How can greater power and ownership be restored to individuals and communities?