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Hashtag Activism, book review: A sign of the times

By Wendy M Grossman for ZDNet UK Book Reviews | July 29, 2020 This book explores how new movements for social change take shape on Twitter, facilitated by the humble hashtag. Last year, an inveterate internet observer called 2010 “peak ...

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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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Musica est spiritus vitae: Art’s Birthday 2021 – live review

by Irina Shtreis, from ‘Louder than War’ For those involved in contemporary art and net movement, in particular, January 17 is a date of special significance. Proposed as Art’s Birthday by French artist Robert Filliou, this day celebrates the beginnings ...

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Cybersalon – Dates in the Diary – pt 3

By pcmcreative My last trip to London was Wednesday 29th Jan 2020. It was to hand over a project I’d been producing on behalf of the Stage Management Committee. The Equity SM Buyout Calc – Work in Progress – updates ...

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Digital Sovereignty Event – 1st Dec 2020

2020 has revealed itself to be not just devastating in global impact of Covid-19 pandemic, but also the most data-greedy year to date. Vaccine Passports, Track and Trace apps, facial recognition cameras at airports to control travellers, mandatory Covid test ...

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Cybersalon Year in Review 2020: From Games for Survival to Digital Sovereignty

2020 will be remembered for the damaging global impact of the Covid19 pandemic. Millions of people have experienced illness, loss of earnings or severe restrictions of living under lockdown. Cybersalon has started the year with a physical event in Newspeak ...

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Who owns your face?  – biometrics in your town

Live Facial Recognition is being deployed in many cities world-wide, but who really owns your face?   Facial recognition tech is getting more accessible by the day, with urban applications varying from the wacky to the scary. Amazon ReKognition software ...

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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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Reclaim your face – Facial Recognition in Urban Jungle

Facial Recognition tech is getting more accessible by the day, with urban applications varying from the wacky to the scary. Amazon Rekognition software means anyone can add FR to their systems and the barrier of entry has dropped fast. New ...

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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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