Originally published on Battle of Ideas. Battle of Ideas festival 2014 Video games are growing up: the average age of a gamer is now over 30 in the US and UK. Now, a new breed of socially conscious games developers is keen to prove that gaming could be good for society. ‘Gamification’ – the use Continue Reading
From the recent backlash of Libeskinds’ claim to boycott working in China, to the call for a ‘Code of Ethics’ from Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, the politics of the global built environment is undergoing perpetual debate. Some argue that ‘starchitects’ only have short-term political agendas in search for publicity stunts. Others claim that all designers and architects should be allowed to choose by themselves what they believe to be moral without the pressure of social responsibility.
Colloquium themes: THEME A: The Social Media in Open and Closed Societies. The impact of social media on governments, communities, education, protest movements, etc., in the UK and Israel – and in controlled societies such as in the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, China, North Korea, Myanmar, et al; Does this impact tend to revolutionise politics and Continue Reading
Andrew Keen entrepreneur; founder, Audiocafe.com; author, Digital Vertigo: how today’s online social revolution is dividing, diminishing, and disorienting us Gerd Leonhard futurist; CEO, The Futures Agency Martyn Perks director, Thinking Apart; co-author Big Potatoes: the London manifesto for innovation Chair Timandra Harkness journalist and writer; co-writer and performer, BrainSex, Humans V Nature: Engineering FTW!and Your Days Are Numbered: the maths Continue Reading