Silicon Plateau is an art project and publishing series that explores the intersection of technology, culture and society in the Indian IT city of Bangalore. Each volume of Silicon Plateau is a themed repository for research, artworks, essays, interviews and stories that observe the ways technology permeates the urban environment and the lives of its inhabitants.
'Silicon Plateau, Volume 1' observes the role of the IT industry in Bangalore (its tech parks with highways built to ‘bring’ the city to them and its promises of change for the better), exploring how it affects Bangalore's urban landscape and the way in which its inhabitants relate to it. The first volume looks at how IT ‘settled’ in the city, impacting representations of urban life and the imagination of its dwellers. Each cover has a unique image from a Bangalore promotional real estate brochure.
With contributions by Abhishek Hazra, Christoph Schäfe, Achal Prabhala, IOCOSE, Anil Menon, Sunita Prasad, Anja Gollor, Mirko Merkel, Renuka Rajiv, Tara Kelton, and Sreshta Rit Premnath.
- The Centre for Internet and Society