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Summary: 26 Nov, Reclaim the City!

UK Cities are broke, gridlocked and unfriendly. In the USA, Detroit has filed for bankruptcy with $18 bn debt. In the UK, the High Streets are in decline and the concept of a local community is but a ghost of ...

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Summary: 24 September: 3D Printing- How Far Will It Go?

Christmas is coming and my mind is on toys and gifts. Could I get them 3dprinted at home? If so, what are my options I ask the 3d print veteran Alice Taylor from Makie.Me, the creator of world’s first 3D ...

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Summary: Mobile Cultures from London Yuppies to #TaksimSquare

26 June 2013 – 20 Years of Mobiles Write-up by Eva Pascoe It was a warm and muggy London afternoon, with a slimy sprinkling of pollution and a fair amount of intense pollen flying around and making our eyes water ...

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MOBILE MANIFESTO, 2000

7th November 2000 1.0 Is WAP crap? Early adopters can only access the pleasures of new technologies by accepting the pains of beta-testing the future. 2.0 When will the hardware come up to speed? Net users assume that large screens, ...

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Meaningful Interaction Summary – 29 May

Sleeping with the enemy, can interactivity and stories get along? How do brands create meaning in an interactive world? How can multiple authors create a compelling narrative? The evening kicked of with the Chair, Niki Gomez wearing a beta version ...

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Reading for Meaningful Interaction

From Antirom to the Rumpus Room and Poke agencies- background reading for our event on Meaningful Interaction Sleeping with the enemy, can interactivity and stories get along? How do brands create meaning in an interactive world? How can multiple authors ...

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Summary: Net Politics – April 24th 2013

Part of the Then and Now Series of Talks Bitcoin hacker speaks about financial freedom Event Summary- by Eva Pascoe, Alexandra Reynolds & Niki Gomez On an unusually hot and steamy April day our regular hangout Arts Catalyst (Clerkenwell, London) ...

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Reading for Net Politics Event- 24 April 2013

– The Californian Ideology by Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron (Richard will be updating it at the event) – “Social media is changing politics across Europe…” Beppe Grillo and the M5S by Jamie Bartlett et al – Bitcoin Ends the Taboo on Money by Jaromil – ...

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Brazil – London: Cultural Hotspots

In 2006 we held a Cybersalon event with Gilberto Gil when he was Brazilian Minister of Culture, about his Pontos de Cultura or Cultural Hotspots initiative. They were giving digital equipment and open source software to 2,500 favelas across the ...

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Early Cybersalons – in the 2000s

Music and Copyright Cybersalon, 2000 April 2000: In the wake of Napster being shut down, we put on a one day symposium and event about Music and Copyright where we examined the future of the music industry. We invited Jacques ...

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