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Sri Lanka’s digital boom under Lockdown 

Niki Gomez, a co-founder of Cybersalon.org moved back to her homebase of Sri Lanka, after 25 years in the UK. Sri Lanka went into lockdown on 20 March 2020. Following a Work from Home week, the government suddenly announced that ...

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What Covid App UK and French Minitel have in common?

On a recent online meeting of London Futurists we examined UK CovidApp and it’s chances of getting us back to work faster. David Wood, Dean Bubley, Suki Fuller, Wendy Grossman and many others contributed to the discussions with their deep ...

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What are games for? – Douglas Rushkoff on Games for Good 3.0

Dr Richard Barbrook interviewed Douglas Rushkoff at Newspeak House for Cybersalon Tend & Befriend Games For Good 3.0 Douglas Rushkoff is the author of “Cyberia” a seminal book that came out in 1994 and gave a dystopian glimpse of the future ...

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Games for Good 4.0 Games for Survival – CoronaSalon

Intro from Chair Eva Pascoe The event took place on Zoom, which we streamed to Twitch.Tv/Cybersalon, recorded and put on YouTube with other Games For Good videos.  As Corona hit London hard, the original confinement time of 3 weeks have ...

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Collaboration from Games for Good 3.0 – Tend And Befriend Games

29th January 2020 Last decade will be condemned as a total failure of humanity to work together. We may not complete the next decade as human society unless we work together. Climate change and other challenges bring problems that can ...

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CoronaSalon is ON – Game for Survival

Join us Friday 17th 7pm (UK time) on Twitch for Games for Good 4.0 We asked our regular Cybersalon games reviewers what games they play to survive Corona and to pick top 5 recommended for quarantine times.  Face up to ...

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Track and trace or duck and dive – Covid19 surveillance apps

Covid19 has brought us pain and suffering but also a huge number of new words and phrases. One of them is Syndromic Surveillance. It’s a new one for me, although this term has been around for a few years now, ...

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Three Lockdowns and a case of home-brew vodka 

The UK pandemic lockdown is the first lockdown in Britain in living memory. But for many UK residents like me, brought up in Eastern Europe in the 70ties , this is the third lockdown in our lifetime.  My first was ...

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Coronavirus Tech Handbook

A crowdsourced resource for technologists building things related to the coronavirus outbreak – link In this uncertain times, when social distancing is all the rage and the only method of preventing a disease rampant across the world, ironically all the ...

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Privacy matters – Net.Wars by Wendy Gorssman

Sometime last week, Laurie Garrett, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Coming Plague, proposed a thought experiment to her interviewer on MSNBC. She had been describing the lockdown procedures in place in China, and mulling how much more limited actions ...

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