Ashwin N . ashwin [@] illusive.in . Mumbai

Photographer | WordPress Web developer | Media & Cultural Studies Student | New Media Research | Filmmaker

 

Work Experience:

IT Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services. October 2006 to December 2011.

Web Manager at School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS. January 2013 to May 2013

Intern at Backpack Films. March 2014

Intern at CAMP. April 2014 to May 2014

WordPress web developer. Since December 2011.

Freelance Photographer. Since December 2011.

 

Education:

B.E in Computer Science Engineering from NMAMIT, Nitte (VTU, Belgaum). Class of 2006.

PG Diploma in community media from School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai. Class of 2013.

MA in Media and Cultural Studies from School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai. Class of 2015.

 

Projects:

Chrysler Group LLC, After Sales, Warranty Project. Primarily worked on data analysis and application maintenance for the client project for five years. Worked with multiple capacities at Mumbai, India and Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Web Manager at SMCS, TISS. Developed the website on wordpress platform with a easy back end interface and an elegant front end website. Also worked on independent projects for SMCS, namely, website for Subversions (online Journal) and Footnotes (online magazine)

Researcher at Backpack Films. Did research for Discovery Channel show, ‘How Things Work’

Research, Post production and Web development at CAMP. Worked in various roles and capacities during internship at CAMP.

Volunteer and Web Manager at Avalokitesvara Trust, Ladakh. Volunteered to teach at multiple schools in Ladakh for an accumulative period of six weeks. Developed and currently maintaining the website, since January 2013.

Volunteer at One Billion Literates Foundation, Bangalore. Worked on developing media content for the organization on their work in rural schools on the outskirts of Bangalore.

 

Films:

Safe City PSA (2014): Public Service Announcement produced as part of the MA Media and Cultural Studies course.

Ab Na Rahungi Tore Hatki (2014): Music video produced as part of the MA Media and Cultural Studies course.

Library (2012): Stop motion film shot for Avalokitesvara trust showing setting up of a library for a school in Ladakh.

River (2012): Stop motion film based on an art work shop conducted at a Nunnery in Ladakh. Won FES Gold at Cut.in Film festival 2012.

Save Tree (2012): Stop motion animation shot as assignment at SMCS, TISS. Special Mention at Cut.in 2012. Selected at Signs Film festival 2013 under Focus Fiction, Trivandrum. Shortlisted for Vataavaran Film festival 2013, Delhi.

 

Research:

The State, Education and Learning. Looking into the five year plan for education and its implications on learning process.

Sociocybernetics. APIs and the factors in a social media website.

Photography and new media.

 

Conference:

Paper presentation titled ‘Technology as a red Herring: An analysis of mobile ‘app’s in India‘,  at the “Communication and ‘The Good Life’ Around the World After Two Decades of the Digital Divide” Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide (PPDD) Preconference, organized as part of International Communication Association (ICA) 2014 Conference in Seattle, Washington, USA

Chaired the session: Mobile divides and Prospects 

Paper presentation titled ‘What Is Social about the Network?: An Analysis of the Application Program Interfaces of Popular Websites‘,  for the Research Committees “Observing Social Systems in the Era of Big Data. Part II” at the XVIIIISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan.