The internet promised to bring people closer together and to empower individuals by bypassing publishers and broadcasters who had acted as gatekeepers between speakers and mass audiences. It has enabled new voices to be heard and sparked the formation of new communities and new movements. What sorts of speech should be permitted and prohibited online? And who should decide?
Can democracy thrive with a totally free web, or should governments step in to protect the citizens they serve? Is it possible to solve new-age problems like filter bubbles and the transformation of our public sphere with a more open online framework? And what can we learn from the success stories of democratic digitalisation overseas?
Originally published on smile london. 20 November | Smile London 2017 In this panel session we look at the tricky issue of governance. Just how much should you set rules for your digital platforms or is it better for adoption to encourage colleagues to do their own thing? On the Relax side of the argument Continue Reading
Originally published on Battle of Ideas. Battle of Ideas festival 2017 By 2020, Gartner predicts there will be around 20 billion connected ‘things’ across the globe. While many devices such as wall sensors, smart meters and thermostats may seem mundane, the advent of ‘wearables’ promises to forge a seamless relationship between our digital and our Continue Reading
Originally published on Battle of Ideas. Battle of Ideas festival 2017 At a time of ever-increasing healthcare costs, waiting times and ever-increasing strains on GPs and A&E departments, there is increased urgency in trying to find new approaches to treatment. Against this backdrop of cost-driven strains in patient care, can engineering innovations save the day, Continue Reading
26 October | BrightStarr / Open seminar, Copenhagen Delivering a digital workplace solution that employees actually adopt requires more than simply implementing the technology. From idea to launch to on-going engagement, your employees must be front and centre to the plan and equipped to make the most of a digital workplace. In this half-day master-class, Continue Reading
Original event information on Information Architecture London. Presentation for Information Architecture MeetUp London on how to design for a digital workplace product called Unily. And to debate how designers should think about working with a product where the choices are already made, but equally, where there is no end-point either. Hence, navigation always changes; taxonomy Continue Reading
Originally published on EatofftheMenu Smart Dinner Meetup group Not a day goes by when a world ruled by artificially intelligent machines is posed as a very real and dangerous possibility. Futurologists, scientists, engineers to even artists love to point out that most areas of life are under threat from machines, automation and their algorithms that Continue Reading