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Author Archives: @EvaPascoe

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

Lost in translation – what has gone wrong in digital health!

When supposedly personalised, medical app for your health goes wrong, you may get cut off from your insurance, your house, your place in society and ultimately, your life.  The irony is that you don’t get any personalised service from these ...

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Hackathon for 2021 Job Armaggedon

Over 1.2 m people lost their jobs during the pandemic,  with bartenders, pub staff, baristas in hospitality and thousands of high street workers affected. Official figures show 2.6m claimants in Feb 2021, a rise of 1.2m since Covid went nuclear ...

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Implant or implode? Hacking your body

Biohacking has always attracted attention as chips in your body could solve so many logistics challenges with our ID access, for payment and health. In the future, we will probably not be required anymore to carry payment cards or other, ...

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Afrofuturism – Reclaiming Cyberspace

Jaron Lanier, the inventor of Virtual Reality noted that “who owns the future owns the presence” pointing at the magic power of futuristic imagery.  If you can imagine it, if you can will it into existence, your vision will happen. ...

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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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