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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 of Evgeny Morozov – Xmas Lecture

What Does it Mean to be Critical of Technology Today?   Evgeny Morozov Morozov begins by stating he chose this specific title for his talk as a result of having been repeatedly pigeonholed as a cyber-critic. In fact, Morozov has become ...

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Summary: Total Surveillance – 29 Oct

Speakers – James Ball, data editor of the Guardian and ex-Wikileaks – Caspar Bowden, Europe’s foremost authority on security, the former head of Microsoft Security – Anthony Glees, professor of Politics at the University of Buckingham and directs its Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS). – Simon McKay, a solicitor ...

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Summary: 26 Nov, Reclaim the City!

UK Cities are broke, gridlocked and unfriendly. In the USA, Detroit has filed for bankruptcy with $18 bn debt. In the UK, the High Streets are in decline and the concept of a local community is but a ghost of ...

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Summary: 24 September: 3D Printing- How Far Will It Go?

Christmas is coming and my mind is on toys and gifts. Could I get them 3dprinted at home? If so, what are my options I ask the 3d print veteran Alice Taylor from Makie.Me, the creator of world’s first 3D ...

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Summary: Mobile Cultures from London Yuppies to #TaksimSquare

26 June 2013 – 20 Years of Mobiles Write-up by Eva Pascoe It was a warm and muggy London afternoon, with a slimy sprinkling of pollution and a fair amount of intense pollen flying around and making our eyes water ...

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7th November 2000 1.0 Is WAP crap? Early adopters can only access the pleasures of new technologies by accepting the pains of beta-testing the future. 2.0 When will the hardware come up to speed? Net users assume that large screens, ...

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Meaningful Interaction Summary – 29 May

Sleeping with the enemy, can interactivity and stories get along? How do brands create meaning in an interactive world? How can multiple authors create a compelling narrative? The evening kicked of with the Chair, Niki Gomez wearing a beta version ...

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Reading for Meaningful Interaction

From Antirom to the Rumpus Room and Poke agencies- background reading for our event on Meaningful Interaction Sleeping with the enemy, can interactivity and stories get along? How do brands create meaning in an interactive world? How can multiple authors ...

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Summary: Net Politics – April 24th 2013

Part of the Then and Now Series of Talks Bitcoin hacker speaks about financial freedom Event Summary- by Eva Pascoe, Alexandra Reynolds & Niki Gomez On an unusually hot and steamy April day our regular hangout Arts Catalyst (Clerkenwell, London) ...

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Reading for Net Politics Event- 24 April 2013

– The Californian Ideology by Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron (Richard will be updating it at the event) – “Social media is changing politics across Europe…” Beppe Grillo and the M5S by Jamie Bartlett et al – Bitcoin Ends the Taboo on Money by Jaromil – ...

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