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Radical Data report – What did we learn?

Have you ever found yourself targeted by an over-intrusive marketing company in relation to a private life event you thought was kind of a secret? How, and whether at all, can you control what information finds it way to databases ...

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Is it time for Digital Citizenship?

Digital Citizenship: From Liberal Privilege to Democratic Emancipation ‘Government founded … on a system of universal peace, on the indefeasible hereditary Rights of Man … interests not particular individuals, but nations, in its progress, and promises a new era to ...

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Women Can Edit! – Wikipedia Science Conference 2015

By Karolina Janicka @thissmileyface I recently attended the Wikimedia Science Conference in London. My first reflex was to count every single woman that walked into the room and stayed. I lost count, but although it wasn’t an overwhelming amount and ...

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Hackathon in Athens – Data To The People!

Cybersalon Hackathon. Wave Your Open Data Magic Wand. If you could wave a magic wand – what would you do to improve services and systems for citizens of Greece? This workshop invites enthusiasts, creatives, practitioners, artists and techies to work together ...

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Digital Democracy – is it time to Quantify Politics ?

house of commons

Fitbit for the Parliament? General Elections in UK in 2015 suffered from a relatively low turnout,  attracting  only 66% of eligible voters, with only about 43% of young voters taking part . This number is down from 2010 despite the ...

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Attending Code & Digital Fabrication at Anderson Ranch with Casey Reas

The first week of August I am having very special week long course at Anderson Ranch in Aspen Colorado, a sequel to last year’s course with another amazing digital artist, Golan Levin. Courtesy of Sponsorship by Green energy datacenter Hydro66 ...

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The Risk of Disconnect: raising kids in the digital realm

As screens come to capture our every waking moment, Morgan Reede assesses the impact of  technology on the relationship between parent and child. Part of our inherent nature as humans is the innate curiosity we have to want to understand ...

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RUSI report – a box ticking exercise?

The recent Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) surveillance review, despite offering a few welcome recommendations, is far from ground-breaking. Comfortably falling between the Intelligence and Security Committee and David Anderson reports on a progressive solutions scale, the review is just ...

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Trifecta

A remarkable consensus of high-level opinion seemed to be emerging about the state of communications surveillance in the UK until this morning, when the High Court ruled in favour of the MPs Tom Watson (Labour – West Bromwich East) and David Davis (Conservative ...

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Not But Also Not Not Billy Childish

Performance as a process of understanding my “Billy Childish Paintings”  By: Gretchen Andrew When Marguerite wrote, “This is not a pipe” under his painting of a pipe he was playing with the relationship between an object and its representation.  This ...

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