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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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Track and Trace or Duck and Dive –  Covid19 App is here

Cybersalon.org Zoom Panel on the tale of Covid app in UK – 11th June 2020 “Gradually, then suddenly” is the famous description  by Ernest Hemingway of how people go bankrupt. This quote from “The Sun Also Rises” fits well the ...

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The Future of Money

By Stephanie Rowe & Eva Pascoe The effects of Covid-19 have been felt far and wide across the globe, with widespread disruption ceasing a multitude of industries from shops to gyms and hotels. The international economy has undoubtedly been hit ...

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New DIGIBLOX Qualification Launched to Meet Demand for Digital Skills

New Erasmus + funded digital qualifications will provide the skills for a wide range of digital jobs Earlier this month, on June 4th, we launched our new Digiblox digital media qualification at a virtual event which was broadcast from London ...

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How did we get to now – building Covid19 app Digital Privacy catastrophy one tech brick at a time

Overview  The decade between 2010 and 2020 saw the convergence of three previously separate tracks – physical world monitoring, Internet technologies, and law/policy – to create a privacy disaster. There were still a few wins: Britain, as part of the ...

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Sri Lanka’s digital boom under Lockdown 

Niki Gomez, a co-founder of Cybersalon.org moved back to her homebase of Sri Lanka, after 25 years in the UK. Sri Lanka went into lockdown on 20 March 2020. Following a Work from Home week, the government suddenly announced that ...

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What Covid App UK and French Minitel have in common?

On a recent online meeting of London Futurists we examined UK CovidApp and it’s chances of getting us back to work faster. David Wood, Dean Bubley, Suki Fuller, Wendy Grossman and many others contributed to the discussions with their deep ...

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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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