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Is non-exclusive democracy possible?

On a hot summer day House of Commons was the place to be for the representatives of disabled voters and international voting experts to debate the requirements for multi-channel voting enhancements, adding online option to the postal and person-present options. ...

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The best co-working spaces in London

Fed up of café working? If you’re a freelancer or a start-up, what are the options to bag some desk space in Central London? Niki Gomez, investigates London’s growing co-working /incubator spaces. Our company, a digital marketing agency was looking for ...

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Cybersalon/MCR – How Smart Is My City?

Free tickets available at Eventbrite! Thursday, 15th January 2015, 6.30pm at The Shed, Digital Innovation, John Dalton West, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD How smart is your city? We are a city species. We are drawn to cities to ...

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27 Jan 2015: The Future of the Dark Net in Summary

Seeking anonymity in an Internet panopticon   ‘Dear Sirs, I would like to buy some marijuana …’ In the second event of our new Hyperhabitat series of events, Cybersalon set out to explore the controversial role of Tor encryption and ...

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Cybersalon investigates: Gamergate

Cybersalon’s favourite gamergirl asks the who, what, why on Gamergate…

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Vintage Computer Games- Sex Tetris and Grim Fandango

By Niki Gomez Way back then in 1999 I was working in one of the early cyber cafés, in Brussels an amazing visionary place called The Cybertheatre, part funded by the company Silicon Graphics (what happened to them?) and the ...

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Game On: What are we playing? – Hotline Miami

I have been aware of Hotline Miami on the periphery. I never tried my hand at it because the graphics of the screen shots turned me off, on the face off it an 8-bit mess, as well it being a ...

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For the Digital Natives, Every Second Counts

James Moulding on the need for a new digital paradigm shift focused on digital rights, privacy and equal access to the web. ‘Vague, but exciting.’ The words scribbled on an early memo proposing the design for the future World Wide ...

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DIGITAL REVOLUTION: How far we’ve come

Jim Boulton, co-curator of the recent Barbican exhibition Digital Revolution, on the the influences behind the exhibition and how far we’ve come in terms of a digital culture. I was lucky enough to be involved with Digital Revolution this summer, ...

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War is Hell in This War of Mine

James Moulding on the newly released spiritual successor to Papers Please, This War of Mine. So I played This War of Mine. A much needed balance to a dominant gamer culture of shoot-first-ask-questions-never. It’s depressing, it’s believable. It’s probably an approximate simulation ...

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