Welcome to people who were at the #Internet50 LDN event... The big picture How can we better understand our societies and socio-technical change, engage citizens, and facilitate progress? A half century Almost 50 years ago, 10:30 pm on 29 October 1969, a team led by Professor Leonard Kleinrock sent a message from a computer at [...]
Event on 50 Years of the Internet, 30/10/2019, at Plexal in the QE Olympic Park
At London South Bank University we are working with the London College of Communication (part of the University of the Arts) on an EU-funded (ERDF) innovation support programme for immersive tech entrepreneurs, offering free access to academic and industry expertise, and specialist audio-visual, digital and creative technology facilities and specialist studios. The programme The programme, ACE IT (Accelerating the [...]
For a client, I am researching the area of Social Technologies â€“ that is, the humane use of innovative technologies in social care, including care of the elderly and infirm â€“ to understand how this domain can be intelligently and effectively supported.
In this article I argue that there is an orthodoxy in the design profession, which is a product of ‘not knowing what you don’t know’, a tendency to create filter bubbles, and ‘bad faith’ humanism. The design industries embrace diversity in everything except politics; users are at the centre except when their views don’t fit. [...]