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Three Lockdowns and a case of home-brew vodka 

The UK pandemic lockdown is the first lockdown in Britain in living memory. But for many UK residents like me, brought up in Eastern Europe in the 70ties , this is the third lockdown in our lifetime.  My first was ...

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Coronavirus Tech Handbook

A crowdsourced resource for technologists building things related to the coronavirus outbreak – link In this uncertain times, when social distancing is all the rage and the only method of preventing a disease rampant across the world, ironically all the ...

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Privacy matters – Net.Wars by Wendy Gorssman

Sometime last week, Laurie Garrett, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Coming Plague, proposed a thought experiment to her interviewer on MSNBC. She had been describing the lockdown procedures in place in China, and mulling how much more limited actions ...

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“Digital Futures – are we ready?” Launch of DigiBlox.Org pilot for Digital Nomads

Join us at Digital Futures debate bringing together European futurists, educators, Wikipedians and tech gurus. What will the Future bring and how can we prepare young people for it skills-wise? Vocational quals versus Universities? How can we spot digital knowledge ...

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Launch of Digital Bill of Rights 2.0 – Digital Rights for Digital Futures

This event is temporarily on hold due to the current COVID-19 situation. Once a new date and location become available we will post updates! Join us at Digital Rights debate bringing together cross party activists, lawyers, Internet governance pioneers and ...

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Make your town Flourish! Why we made a board game to discuss local economic policy ideas.

Authors Jenni Lloyd, Rosalyn Old and Angharad Dalton Originally posted on nesta.org.uk You have 50 minutes to introduce a group of 36 conference delegates to your work on local economics, community ownership, community wealth building, the commons and community wellbeing. ...

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The night of chaos and mince pies at Wikipedia UK General Election 2019 edit night

What is Wikipedia editathon? A gathering of Wiki editors for a live edit session, sometimes overnight, with some contributors attending in-person, while others monitor and improve pages remotely from home. We are a sociable bunch so it is motivating to ...

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Back to The Future – Internet From 1969 to 2019

Celebrating 50 years of Internet, Here East organised three talks by Internet Pioneers Alan Kay, Peter Kirstein and Eva Pascoe – co-founder of Cyberia Café. 30th October 2019 at Here East Image by @DigitalArcheology Introduction Trouble in cybersace and Internet discontent that ...

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Dot Org Internet domains secretly sold to Private Equity – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

On so many sides, in so many ways, the sale of .org is a tangled thicket of stakeholder unhappiness. There seem to be six major categories of complaints: sentimental, financial, practical, structural, ethical, and paranoid. First, some background. The domain ...

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Raised by Google – New show at arebytes Gallery

Sarah Selby Opening Thursday 5 December, 6-9pm Exhibition runs Friday 6 December 2019 – Sat 11 Jan 2020, open Tuesday – Saturday 12-6pm Part of our 2019 programme home arebytes Gallery are pleased to announce Raised By Google, a new ...

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