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Privacy in a Digital Age

In this interesting debate from the iai.tv the “outspoken philosopher of science” Steve Fuller (also SI blogger and Warwick sociologist) debates Cory Doctorow and Kate Russell on the meaning of privacy in contemporary society. I’m pretty hostile to Fuller’s argument here but there’s some… Read More ›

Multicultural Britain: Conviviality

Multicultural Britain: Conviviality #ShareRamadan with Neighbours, Colleagues and Friends The political pessimism about multiculturalism is evident in announcements of its death that keep on coming nearly a decade after Gilroy (2005:1) put forth who was to blame: “the murderous culprits… Read More ›

The politics of facebook

This post by Zeynep Tufekci on her Medium site is the best thing I’ve read yet about the recent facebook controversy. I’m struck by how this kind of power can be seen as no big deal. Large corporations exist to sell us things, and… Read More ›

Our Currency is Information

The digital age has profoundly transformed the way people find and share information. The Internet is enabling collaboration between activists, hackers and journalists on an unprecedented scale. This has led to previously unimaginable possibilities in investigative reporting.  People are newly… Read More ›