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Making Things in the City

Eva Pascoe gets inspired by BouncePad and sees its potential in reinvigorating the UK’s High Streets. BouncePad : Co-Making the New Cashtill in London For Tobi Schneidler, the founder of BouncePad, the maker of the iPad retail extensions, London is ...

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Report: The UK Networked High St

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From UK High Street to Networked High Street By Eva Pascoe & Niki Gomez 17 July 2013 (Last updated 26 Aug) The UK high street is under assault from multiple threats, but the rise of online shopping is widely viewed ...

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On Ed Snowden, Facebook and the Cost of ‘Free’

This article was originally posted on Tonguesten by Lemez Jonathan on Jun 27, 2013 Just been at a fascinating event in #Cybersalon event in Clerkenwell on the topic of Mobile Culture: Then And Now. Artist Christian Nold, filmmaker Pete Gomes and lecturer Sophia ...

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Facebook and Google: the shape of things to come?

Photographer Angus Malcolm, has been using the male nude to raise thousands for charities and other causes, including a campaign to combat homophobia in sport.  Best known for his work with the rowing team at Warwick University,  his efforts have ...

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Imaginary futures: frozen and fluid time- Richard Barbrook

15 May 2007 Like artificial intelligence, the concept of the information society is an old acquaintance. For decades, politicians, pundits and experts have been telling the citizens of the developed world that the arrival of this digital utopia is imminent. ...

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The Holy Fools- Richard Barbrook

The Lost Utopia The Net is haunted by the disappointed hopes of the Sixties. Because this new technology symbolises another period of rapid change, many contemporary commentators look back to the stalled revolution of thirty years ago to explain what ...

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The Hi-Tech Gift Economy- Richard Barbrook

The Legacy of the New Left “… when … [Ben Slivka] suggested that Microsoft consider giving away its browser, à la Netscape, Gates exploded and called him a ‘communist’ … [1] The Net is haunted by the disappointed hopes of ...

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Class of The New- Richard Barbrook

Netizens, elancers, cognitarians, swarm-capitalists, hackers, produsumers, knowledge workers, pro-ams… these are just a few of the monikers that have been applied to the new social class emerging from the networked workplace. Download the Book for free from the Class of ...

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MOBILE MANIFESTO, 2000

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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The Californian Ideology by Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron

“Not to lie about the future is impossible and one can lie about it at will” – Naum Gabo [1] As the Dam Bursts… At the end of the twentieth century, the long predicted convergence of the media, computing and ...

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