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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.

Summary – New Urban Informatics 27th May 2014

How can we outfox our Smart Cities? On Tuesday 27th May Cybersalon held a debate about the use of technology in towns and how we can balance the needs of the City with the feeling of belonging, trust and intimacy ...

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unSmart Cities: The New Hyperhabitat

Envisioning the smart city as if people mattered This February, Cybersalon invites you take part in our third event of the Cybersalon Hyperhabitat Series… The Smart City is upon us. Ubiquitous computing is increasingly blurring our perception of the virtual ...

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Research Seminar – The Ethical Economy

Collaborative ethics, promotional cultures and digital media Tuesday 17th February 5pm – Middlesex University. Hendon Campus – Room 107 Guest Speaker: Prof. Adam Arvidsson (University of Milan) The event will explore the different aspects around the new ‘collaborative economy’ that ...

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Cybersalon/MCR – How Smart Is My City?

Free tickets available at Eventbrite! Thursday, 15th January 2015, 6.30pm at The Shed, Digital Innovation, John Dalton West, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD How smart is your city? We are a city species. We are drawn to cities to ...

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27 Jan 2015: The Future of the Dark Net in Summary

Seeking anonymity in an Internet panopticon   ‘Dear Sirs, I would like to buy some marijuana …’ In the second event of our new Hyperhabitat series of events, Cybersalon set out to explore the controversial role of Tor encryption and ...

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SUMMARY: The Future of Gaming

Looking back on GAME ON: Reclaim the Game – 25th November 2014 “The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world” (Half-Life II). This quote could have been written about William Latham, the charismatic ...

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SUMMARY: EDUPUNK 2.0 – The Future Of Digital Education

28th October 2014, 7pm at DigitasLBI, 146 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU Eva Pascoe sums up and responds to the debate from Cybersalon’s latest event, EDUPUNK 2.0.   Cybersalon EDUPUNK 2.0, 28th October, hosted by Digitas LBi, London. With guest ...

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CybersalonMCR – The Age of Human Enhancement

Free tickets available at Eventbrite! Wednesday, 29th October 2014, 6.30pm at The Shed, Digital Innovation, John Dalton West, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD Nearly 3,000 US and UK soldiers returned from the Afghan and Iraqi wars with amputated ...

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PROJECT CYBERSYN: Chile & the Socialist Internet

6th December 2014 C1.18 (The Pavilion), University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, W1W 6UW London Free! Cybersalon, in conjunction with the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster and Spring invites you to a special set of ...

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Reclaim The Net

2nd October 2014 7 – 9pm Digitas LBi, 146 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU   Watch the live stream here: Your browser does not support iframes. 20 years ago, in 1994 we brought the Internet to public spaces in London. ...

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