1. March 2018 – Cybersalon provided workshop for Middlesex University for new Wikipedia women editors at Middlesex University, led by Stefan Lutschinger, member of faculty at BA Digital Media and Eva Pascoe, Cybersalon. – 1 day workshop focused on editing pages on Women in Bletchley Park (second of a series of 3 workshops, the first was October 2017)
2. Feb 2018 – You Tube the Dark Side – what young creators need to know about algorithm by YouTube and Twitch. Addressing the digital imbalance. Academics: Dr Alessandro Gandini (King’s College) , Dr Sophia Drakopoulou (Middlesex Uni and Cybersalon member) and Dr Jamie Woodcock (LSE and Oxford Internet Institute)
3. January 2018 – Games for Social Good. Workshop for young/up and coming indie Games Developers, led by Rich Metson (developer of indy game Off The Grid Game, with Simon Sarginson and Ben Greenaway providing critique of new Games for Good (held at Newspeak House) Read the Blog
4. December 2017 – Man and Machine: digital skills for gig economy workers/developing and teaching workers Tech. Academics: Dr Alessandro Gandini (King’s College) and David Dahlborn (UCL) focusing on workers Tech needed for self-organising skills, with reporting from Deliveroo strike and analysis of technology used for self-organising
5. November 2017 – Workers Tech in the Era of Work Surveillance. Dr Phoebe Moore (Middlesex University) and Chris the Cyborg, “the most connected man in the world” Read the Blog
6. Election Campaigns and Wikipedia Edit – GE election edit workshop for educating young archivists how to set up pages (we ‘started’ about 30 pages and let others continue over night) – very successful format that we have developed first for the GE elections in 2013, then continued to improve till last June.
7. Co-organised a workshop at The Library with Virtual Futures, inviting the author of “You are not a gadget” Jason Lanier (SF, inventor of Virtual Reality). Cybersalon co-produced event video.
8. High Street Review Commission. Eva Pascoe and Niki Gomez contributed a chapter on Future Retail Tech on High Street Review 2013, commissioned to present the government with options for the future High Street. Our focus was on digitalisation of the High Street, the new skills and digital capacities that need to be developd. On the strength of the findings, and their longevity, Eva has been invited in March 2018 to lead the technology contribution to the next High Street Review 2.0 , commissioned to be published in June, in time for Parlimentary discussions on addressing the change of work and potential 1mln jobs at risk on the High Street. Read it Here.
Eva serves as Industry Advisor to Middlesex University (2013- till present) on developing the degrees with the adequate digital skills level, to match the workspace demand. She has contributed to the new BA Digital Media degree and is in the process of improving Digital Skills content in Journalism, Media and other degrees.
Eva and Cybersalon are also on the Advisory Panel for Centre for London, contributing to the ongoing digital adjustment of the town to the demands.
As part of Centre for London, Cybersalon provides ongoing advice and activity to make sure the new innovation spaces are geared up to what start up scene needs (by Niki Gomez)
9. Digital Bill of Rights – An ongoing initiative started in 2014 with a public consultation in SouthBank, to examine the views on Digital Privacy and to form the basis for Digital Bill of Rights. The Bill and Video from the Consultation. We subsequently held 2 events at house of Commons, sponsored by Tom Watson and David Davies MP, and one sponsored by John McDonnell to discuss the need to develop more assertive and fair treatment of Digital Rights for the citizens and the general public.
10. Digital Archeology –we have an ongoing project to promote and teach the skills of Digital Archeology, archiving as well as supporting the digital design that is Future Proof.
The project is funded by Hydro66.com a fully green energy powered by hydro, based in Sweden. They offer free storage for large scale Digital Archiving and Cybersalon is supporting other organisations that need skills /tech in maintaining digital archives or electronic arts or educational material.
11. Games for Good 2.0 – March 2019 – Hate is increasingly spreading in the West, encouraged by printed press like Daily Mail, The Sun, The Express and TV channels like Fox News and BBC. How can we counter hate virus and develop new games that will bring us intimate knowledge of other people? Watch video on Taxonomy of Hate, review of Never Alone Game, review of Where the Water Tastes like Wine and On The Surface game (by The Challenge and Digital Liberties) and a panel discussion on games as inclusive social spaces. Watch here.