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Cybersalon has run monthly events on Net culture since 1997 (apart from a brief interlude in 2007) and now we’re back – on this collection of pages you’ll find our amalgamated histories and summaries of events going back to early 2013.

To really look back into the archives, for events ranging from 2002 to 2007 including our Cybersonica music festivals, gaming events etc – take a look here.

Towards the end of 2014 we looked at the hopes and ambitions of the digital pioneers of the early Net, in The Net, Then & Now series.

Now, with technology racing apace, sensors saturating our cities and cybersecurity concerns making global news we look at the blurring of physical and virtual in Spring 2015’s Cybersalon Hyperhabitat Series.

Open Workshop for “Regulating The Internet”

Newspeak House, 2nd May 2018 at 6.30PM House of Lords committee for Regulating The Internet is seeking submissions before 11th May. Cybersalon will hold Open Workshop to formulate a combined submission. The Lords have posted a set of specific questions/ ...

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YouTube – The Dark Side

We have to talk about YouTube. Over 4bln videos are hosted but is it a force for good or evil? YouTube and Google know your deepest desires and darkest fantasies, but also your home location and which is your local ...

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What is to be done? Games for Social Impact – Next Event

Meet Up on 25th January 2018, 7pm-9pm Venue: Newspeak House   Over 2.2 bln people  world-wide will be playing games in 2018. A hit game is fun but also an opportunity for deep learning and transformative experience. As technology, politics ...

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Boss or spy – how data killed office trust

Takeaways from Cybersalon 7th Dec 2018-01-03 LinkedIn is inviting bosses to spy on their employees by offering a premium ‘boss-view’ service (1). New tools let supervisors see if the employee clicked on a job ad posted by a different company, how many ...

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Human and Machine – dystopia or utopia?

Join us for the talks and Cybersalon Xmas party (bar opens for a celebration of 20 years of Cybersalon techno-futures networking activity) Date: December 7th 2017 Location: Newspeak House  Change of Venue for 7th December! Update on the new venue! ...

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Dawn of the New Everything with Jaron Lanier – Virtual Futures Salon

Virtual Futures presents Jaron Lanier in conversation on futures, the broken promises of cyberspace, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Jaron Lanier is a philosopher and computer scientist who has spent his career pushing the transformative power of modern technology to ...

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Edit-a-thon: The WWII Women Codebreakers of Bletchley Park

Date: 10th of October 2017, Ada Lovelace Day Location: Middlesex University, Hendon Campus   Schedule: Wikipedia Induction: 11am-1pm in the College Building, CG45 Edit-a-thon: 1-5pm at the The Grove, Atrium   Let’s celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and ...

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Watching Me Watching You – October 11th, 2017

New workplace surveillance technology tracking literally our blood, sweat and tears is upon us. Should your boss track your tone of voice, movement around the office and facial expressions? Is workplace surveillance the reason for new electronic performance management methods ...

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Women of Newspeak House – Newspeak House Event

Women of Newspeak House on 28 JUL 7:00pm – 10:00pm Mevan Babakar & Mor Rubinstein A discussion about what the experience of Newspeak House looks like for women at the moment, and how we may be able to improve it. ...

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AI & Politics Meetup – Newspeak House

AI & Politics Meetup on 27 JUL 7:00pm – 10:00pm   Sophie Chesney A special event featuring Peter Krafft who has just finished his PhD at MIT Media Lab. In his own words: In my work, I develop computational models to ...

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