LASSnet videos: Pune 2010

Dear All

We're happy to announce that the video recordings of the Law and Social Sciences Research Network Conference held in Pune in December 2010 are now available publicly. We've recorded a selection from the Plenary Sessions, the Memorial Panels and some of the other panels held at the conference to give people a sense of the diversity of discussions that happened over four days. The links are available on the Pad.ma website, and have been listed below at the end of this email.

Thanks to Maya, Dalia, and the students and faculty at FLAME who organised for many of the sessions to be recorded. Thanks also to Sebastian and Shubha for helping with the recordings. And of course, thanks to Pratiksha for pushing us to ensure that there is a record of this massive organisational effort that serves both as an archive and an inspiration to take this effort forward.

A little note on Pad.ma: Pad.ma is an open, autonomous video archive that allows for dense textual annotation on videos. To see LASSnet videos, you can click here and see the list of various videos, or you can click on individual links provided below. This link leads to the info page about the videos. Clicking on the video thumbnail or changing view option to editor, leads to the entire video timeline. The video player on the left has a play button at the bottom, and the video should load easily on a decent broadband internet connection. By pressing 0 you can go to the next section or clip within the same video, by pressing 9 you can go backward. You can press H for help and other commands.

Pad.ma allows for multiple levels of interaction with the video. On the info page, you can download the entire video via torrent, and on the timeline/editor page you can select in and out point and download a smaller section as a media file. This option is available in dropdown menu under Actions. You can also add comments, keywords, description and transcript to the text on the right side, by clicking on the + (plus) sign. Pad.ma allows for layering of comments, but not editing contributions made by others. For any help on doing any of this or other comments, please write to namita@altlawforum.org or to Zinnia at z@pad.ma

It has not been possible to transcribe all the LASSnet videos though they have been annotated by keywords. Any volunteers who would like to transcribe one or many videos should contact us.

Hope you enjoy these videos!

- Siddharth, Sruti, Namita, Raghu and the entire pad.ma team

List of videos available:

LASSnet 2010: Affective Leadership: Balagopal and the Reimagining of Judicial Activism, Human Rights and the State

Jinee Lokaneeta, Arvind Narrain, Ajay Gudavarthy, Sitharamam Kakarala, Anuj Bhuwania

LASSnet 2010: Book Discussion: Subalternity and Religion: The Prehistory of Dalit Empowerment in South Asia by Milind Wakankar
Milind Wakankar, Deepak Mehta, Bhrigupati Singh, Anupama Rao

LASSnet 2010: Closing Keynote - Indicators as a Technology of Global Governancee
Sally Engle Merry, Shalini Randeria

LASSnet 2010: Courting the City: Law and the (Un)Making of Millennial Delhi

Gautam Bhan, Dalia Wahdan, Anuj Bhuwani, Awadhendra Sharan (presentation not in entirety)

LASSnet 2010: Doing Legal Philosophy in India: Reflections on the Legacy of Chhatrapati Singh
Arudra Burra, Upendra Baxi, Sanil V., Navjyoti Singh, Rajeev Bhargava

LASSnet 2010: Employment, Discrimination and the Law

Gayatri Singh, Maithreyi Mulupuru, Paul H. Merry, Tarunabh Khaitan

LASSnet 2010: Fear, Secrets and Lies: The Uncanny World of Law after Media

Ravi Vasudevan, Ravi Sundaram (in absentia), Ranjani Mazumdar, Lawrence Liang

LASSnet 2010: Law and its Publics: S. P. Sathe Memorial Panel

Kalyani Ramnath, Deepa Das Acevedo, Dipika Jain,

LASSnet 2010: Neelan Tiruchelvam and the Imagination of Southasian Constitutionalism
Veena Das, Arvind Narrain, Siddharth Narrain, R. Sudarshan, Kanak Mani Dixit

LASSnet 2010: Opening Session (Part 1): Inagural Key Note- Varieties of Variance: Fractures and Fissures in the Great Pyramid
Marc Galanter, Niraja Gopal Jayal

LASSnet 2010: Opening Session (Part 2): Plenary 1: Law, Violence and Exception
Milind Wakankar, Deepak Mehta, Anupama Rao, Naveeda Khan

LASSnet 2010: Plenary 2 -Rule of Law: Insurgent Reason and Public Reason
Upendra Baxi, Kanak Mani Dixit, G. Haragopal

LASSnet 2010: Plenary 3 - Broken Attachments: Envy, Hatred and Vengeance in Law
Veena Das, Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller, Nivedita Menon, Lawrence Liang

LASSnet 2010: Religion and Constitutionalism in India
Sitharamam Kakarala, Arvind Narrain, Rohit De, Gilles Tarabout, Abhik Majumdar,

LASSnet 2010: The Paper Trail: Documentary Forms and Practices
Radhika Singha, T aringini Sriraman, Shrimoyee Nandini Ghosh, Bhavani Raman

LASSnet 2010: Who’s AADHAAR is it anyway? Reflections on the UID debate

Usha Ramanathan, R. Ramakumar, Sahana Basavapatna, Subasri Krishnan