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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.

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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Can coders really write the future? by Soul Labels – 19th April 2017

Soul Labels X 64 Bits presents… Can Coders Really Write the Future? Coding bootcamps are everywhere, welcoming everyone from “women and non-binary folk” to refugees. Household names such as Microsoft and the BBC are investing in the next generation, acknowledging the growing importance of these skills across several ...

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Offline is the New Luxury by Alison Ballard

Date: 07 – 16 April 2017 More info Venue: Furtherfield Gallery Private View: Thursday 6 April 2017, 6 – 8 pm (register) Open 11 am – 5 pm, Thursday – Sunday or by appointment For her exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery, Alison Ballard ...

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AI & Politics – Episode III – Fri 31 March 2017

What are some project stories, what is the state of research in the space and how can AI be applied to affect the political process? Speakers: Miles Bundage – Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Future for Humanity Institute ...

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