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Chair of Cybersalon.org and co-founder of Cyberia Cafe

1994 – From Cyberia Café to Digital London

September crept up on us this year, with no usual joyful Bacchanalia celebrations of Cyberia Café anniversary, except for a cosy, socially distanced dinner at Noize (French restaurant on the site of the original Café on 39 Whitfield Street). This ...

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What are games for? – Douglas Rushkoff on Games for Good 3.0

Dr Richard Barbrook interviewed Douglas Rushkoff at Newspeak House for Cybersalon Tend & Befriend Games For Good 3.0 Douglas Rushkoff is the author of “Cyberia” a seminal book that came out in 1994 and gave a dystopian glimpse of the future ...

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Games for Good 4.0 Games for Survival – CoronaSalon

Intro from Chair Eva Pascoe The event took place on Zoom, which we streamed to Twitch.Tv/Cybersalon, recorded and put on YouTube with other Games For Good videos.  As Corona hit London hard, the original confinement time of 3 weeks have ...

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Collaboration from Games for Good 3.0 – Tend And Befriend Games

29th January 2020 Last decade will be condemned as a total failure of humanity to work together. We may not complete the next decade as human society unless we work together. Climate change and other challenges bring problems that can ...

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Track and trace or duck and dive – Covid19 surveillance apps

Covid19 has brought us pain and suffering but also a huge number of new words and phrases. One of them is Syndromic Surveillance. It’s a new one for me, although this term has been around for a few years now, ...

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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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The Brave New World of Work Surveillance

Takeaways from Watching Me Watching You Cybersalon 11th October 2017 Lord Kelvin noted back in 1890 that ‘what can be measured, can be managed’. At Watching Me Watching You a new, emerging field of work surveillance was discussed by Cybersalon’s invited ...

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Is it time for Digital Citizenship?

Digital Citizenship: From Liberal Privilege to Democratic Emancipation ‘Government founded … on a system of universal peace, on the indefeasible hereditary Rights of Man … interests not particular individuals, but nations, in its progress, and promises a new era to ...

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Hackathon in Athens – Data To The People!

Cybersalon Hackathon. Wave Your Open Data Magic Wand. If you could wave a magic wand – what would you do to improve services and systems for citizens of Greece? This workshop invites enthusiasts, creatives, practitioners, artists and techies to work together ...

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Digital Democracy – is it time to Quantify Politics ?

house of commons

Fitbit for the Parliament? General Elections in UK in 2015 suffered from a relatively low turnout,  attracting  only 66% of eligible voters, with only about 43% of young voters taking part . This number is down from 2010 despite the ...

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