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Human 2.0 – net.wars: body mechanics

NeilHarbisson

Wendy Grossman on when enhancing your body through tech is justified. Part of the mythology surrounding the former tennis player John McEnroe is that he never practiced. The reality, McEnroe wrote in his autobiography, was that he worked out and ...

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A Euromaidan poster in English

Joshua Danton Boyd on how The Internet was so crucial in the recent Ukrainian revolts. Since November 21st last year, Ukrainians have been occupying Independence Square in central Kiev. The movement soon became known as Euromaidan (Euro Square) as they ...

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A Response to Evgeny Morozov

Dave King responds to Evgeny Morozov and Richard Barbrook at Cybersalon. Evgeny’s critiques of techno-progression are very welcome, and his emphasis on a political understanding of technology in its economic and social context is important. His examples and analyses are ...

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How technology can be used to combat political apathy

Eva Pascoe in The Guardian on 3 Feb 2014 Estonia has been e-voting since 2005 while the UK lags woefully behind. Technology is transforming democracy across the globe. With turnout continuing to fall and a Hansard Society survey revealing only ...

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Women and Bitcoin

Richard Boase on women’s reactions to bitcoin and why this may be, based on Hal Finney’s 2007 seminal blog entry. He heralds those women who are making large contributions to the movement. The first time I heard about bitcoin was ...

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Google Glass: the end of the Smartphone?

Eva Pascoe enjoys the comfy blanket of cyberspace wrapping around her,  from eyes upwards. Say ‘Good Bye’ to your smartphone, it’s been (not) nice carrying you around… A few days ago I joined the ranks of the Glass Explorers, the ...

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Is Bitcoin a Disruptive Innovation?

By Niki Gomez Is Bitcoin a disruptive innovation? A talk for MBAs at Portsmouth Business School, UK from nikig I do believe Bitcoin might be as important an innovation as the Internet itself. When I first heard that claim, I ...

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Summary: Total Surveillance – 29 Oct

Speakers – James Ball, data editor of the Guardian and ex-Wikileaks – Caspar Bowden, Europe’s foremost authority on security, the former head of Microsoft Security – Anthony Glees, professor of Politics at the University of Buckingham and directs its Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS). – Simon McKay, a solicitor ...

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I Know What You Did Last Summer – on Pornography, Privacy and Pizza

Eva Pascoe tracks the impact of  state and private surveillance on how we use the Internet, e-business and get data for smart cities. (This is a draft, comments welcomed!) “I know it when I see it” was the comment of a ...

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27 February 2014: Human 2.0 – Technologies of Enhancement

Since the turn of the 20th Century human enhancements and augmentations have been increasingly aestheticised and fetishised by medium of Science Fiction. But only in the last two decades are we beginning to encounter tangible advances that could be leveraged ...

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