ashwin nag

About

After completing a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science, I worked for Tata Consultancy Services for five years, learning software development, supporting complex software platforms and
analyzing large data sets. Working with TCS, I experienced the intersection of cultures, living a western lifestyle and surviving the peak of recession in Detroit, USA.

Having skilled in photography, an increasing curiosity to learn more about the functioning of media in society drew me to enrol for a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Media. I followed this up with an M.A in Media and Cultural studies, from the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (T.I.S.S), Mumbai. Both these courses sensitized me to class and caste hierarchies in society and it’s internationalization in media and technology. I have evolved as a more sensitive film-maker and researcher, with a keen interest in the intersections of technological developments, new media and the underlying aspects of caste and other inequalities that continue to prevail today.

After completing my Master’s degree, I was offered the opportunity to lead technological developments for an Education Technology project (Connected Learning Initiative or CLIx) anchored at T.I.S.S. As Lead Technologist, I extensively interacted and worked with subject matter experts (English, Maths and Science), government school teachers, local institutions,NGOs and software developers, to develop and deliver innovative learning solutions for government high school students across four states in India. As part of the project, I was also fortunate to work in close collaboration with the Office of Digital Learning at MIT.

Currently I am working as an Independent Researcher and WordPress web-developer based in Manipal, India.