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Jaron Lanier - how we need to remake the Internet
great talk from big Jaron - "We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it's financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them"
We're building a dystopia just to make people clic
How we are being manuipulated commercially, socially and politically....
Why the web 3.0 matters and you should know about
how blockchain technology can get us off the dystopian trajectory...
Your facebook data is creepy as hell...
...and why you should take a look....
How the blockchain is changing money and business
Insight from Don Tapscott
Making Art Making Money
Interesting thoughts and ideas about selling art
Virtual Solar Observatory
Beautiful images from the NASA visualisation software exploring the sun and inner heliosphere
Inside the first church of AI
AI gets a religion
Photographer Levon Biss
Are you a target? Everyone is, says Edward Snowden, tweeting this short intro to Government Hacking....
Can we still rely on science done by sexual harass
Wired considers the wider implications of abuse.
3D printing rockets
3D printing rockets cuts the launch by 90% and a whole rocket could be built in a month. Prototype launch flight set for 2021.
UK spies use social media for mass surveilance
British spy agencies collect intel from potentially millions of social media accounts and sell the information to governments overseas.
Neuralink and the brain's magical future
Great long read about Elon Musk's neuralink venture and humanity's rapidly ascending future.
Get anywhere in the world in less than an hour
From the mind of Elon Musk
Dr. Joanna J. Bryson
Currently at Bath University, Dr. Bryson's primary research is around using artificial intelligence to understand natural intelligence.
Dr. Sandra Wachter
Dr. Sandra Wachter is a lawyer and Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Ethics and Algorithms at the Oxford Internet Institute
EU General Data Protection Regulation
Described as the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years
EU Civil rules on robotics
Eu Civil rules on robotics
Rise of Human-Computer cooperation
we badly need good news from the advancing robotisation front - and here are some! average humans able to use computers well beat chess champion on supercomputer - the key is low friction interface. brief, it's AI (Artifician Intelligence) vs IA (Intelligence Augumentation)
Why the Future Doesn't Need Us - by Bill Joy
this now classic vision of the future from the year 2000 remains valid, after 17 years, with most questions unanswered.
This is the most dangerous time for our planet
a poignant message to human kind from one of a kind Stephen Hawking...
Adam Ben Ezra - Flamenco (Pin Drop / Live Session)
astounding percussive double bass version
The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action.
Conway Hall is and always will be the place for those who dare to dream of a better world The Society began as a dissident congregation in 1787 in rebellion against the doctrine of eternal hell. By 1793 it had its first premises in Bishopsgate. The next step was rejection of the Trinity – which lost the Society many of its members. It survived the loss, however, and has since survived many similar losses of membership following similar progressive steps on the road from universalism and unitarianism to the present humanist position, which it had
Throughout recorded history there have been non-religious people who have believed that this life is the only life we have, that the universe is a natural phenomenon with no supernatural side, and that we can live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. They have trusted to the scientific method, evidence, and reason to discover truths about the universe and have placed human welfare and happiness at the centre of their ethical decision making.
Riah Naief is an Iraqi, London born artist, who's creations range from oil on canvas, mixed media on canvas, sculpture and kinetic pieces, many of which are incorporated into both large and small installations. Nature is a central feature of all of Naief’s works, both philosophically and as a matter of aesthetics.
Nimo chose the title 'Empty Hands', because of the profound wisdom we all can gain when we understand this deeper truth: that we arrive on this planet empty handed and we will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between?
Rituals to Mould her with - Kings Place London
Twin composers Litha and Effy Efthymiou present 'Rutuals to Mould her with' at King's Place. A new multimedia work in collaboration with Jane Chapman, actor Esme Patey-Ford, dance artist Harriet Parker-Beldeau. Other performances include Handel House, London, Turner Sims Southampton, RWA Bristol.
design studio of my old, multi-talented friend from Paris, now quietly settled in Brooklyn, NY.
Beijing street photographer
the fearsome literary magazine in Valencia, Spain, run by (Al)Chemist Ximo Rochera, with Jesús García Cívico (Aldo Alcota has been eaten). now in 7th issue continues to delight and inspire (in Spanish).
Talking Peace Fesival
Art, comedy, music, pop-up restaurants, peace hackathons..month-long festival by peacebuilding charity, International Alert.
Making humans a multiplanetary species
Elon Musk outlines his plans to take us to Mars
Two trillion galaxies
New estimates show the universe has two trillion galaxies...
El Ultimo Grito
Design duo Rosario Hurtado and Roberto Feo.
Can we make quantum technology work?
The IT revolution - How the quantum computer works and what it can do. Leo Kouwenhoven. TEDx Amsterdam
Understanding our brains
A theory about why some people are more creative and have the ability to think metaphorically
Visualising Eleven Dimensions
Thad Roberts on TEDx explaining his theory that space is quantized.
The rapidly evolving world of quantum biology and why it matters
high voltage power lines health effect = 0
combat pseudoscience and hysteria with Steven Salzberg - professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics, USA. contains links to statistical data from US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.
Dutch interaction design engineer
small design studio and shop in central London working for and distributing over 350 of independent magazines from around the world.
The Tempest (Sound Affairs) 2016 tour
Sound Affairs, renowned for staging strikingly innovative concerts and events featuring new music juxtaposed with cinema, theatre, dance and video for over two decades, present a new adaptation of The Tempest combining English music from the 17th and 18th centuries by Locke, Purcell and Linley the Younger with works by contemporary composers Michael Nyman and Charlie Barber. Enchanting magic lantern images are provided by visual artist Andrew Bolton.
Oriental Miscellany interview - Southampton blog
Jane Chapman, our Turner Sims Fellow and principal harpsichord tutor, has just released a new recording of the Oriental Miscellany (1789) – one of the earliest publications of Indian music in the West. Here she explains the project and talks with journalist Suanshu Khurana from the Indian Express (Delhi). Her disc went to number 14 in the Indian iTunes Classical Charts (SIGDC415).
Animated 4d Hypercube
Animated 4d hypercube,
How far is it from London?
Lovely map of Londoncentricity :-)
Why information can't be the basis of reality
Blog reacting to "The Information" by James Gleick (Pantheon 2011)
Is it possible that everything is made of informat
'Liquid' Part 2
A short extract from 'Liquid'...
Part 1 of a three screen video installation of the River Medway. The footage was filmed in realtime over the space of a month. It uses no effects whatsoever but with the occasional use stop motion.
short clip of video installation
An Artists Uprising Exhibition
An Artists Uprising Exhibition link
UK company that manufactures and supplies the widest range of switchable glass & film products to the trade, since 2004.
Austrian architecture studio COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, founded by Wolf D. Prix, is the origin of many interesting and inspiring projects.
Photomediations Machine is a curated online space where the dynamic relations of mediation as performed in photography and other media can be encountered, experienced and engaged. Professor Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths, University of London.
long forgotten and miraculously resurrected amateur photographer, documenting 20th century America with her sharp European eye. Vivian Maier's (1926 – 2009) cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.
Calatrava's Milwaukee Art Museum
2001 project from Valencian neofuturist architect, creator of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia.
Paris Metro map
Paris metro is efficient, cheap and beautiful in places.
Paris Metro route finder
find precise route information - metro, bus, walking, also gives you the CO2 emissions for each mode of transport. In English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Japanese.
TED.com - online social change: easy to organize,
yes! democracy needs to be updated. but -- it will not be done as easily as you think. techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci has the news -- good and bad.
Turner Sims Fellow at University of Southampton
Jane Chapman works with composers and harpsichordists initiating and taking part in new projects.
Three leading performers acclaimed for cutting-edge contemporary and pioneering early music performances, exploring new paths that cross boundaries and classification. Stephen Preston baroque flute, Richard Boothby viola da gamba.
MIT Tech Review - latest breakthrough technologies
10 breakthrough technologies of the 2013, according to MIT - include memory implants, additive manufacturing and supergrids - they got quite a few of them right. they do that every year, just change the date in the address.
Royal College of Music
Jane Chapman - harpsichord professor at RCM
Las exposiciones continuan hasta el 15 de julio en el Instituto Francés de Valencia, hasta el 31 de julio en la Galería La Mutante, hasta el 1 de septiembre en el MuVIM (Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración y la Modernidad) y la Galería Punto y hasta el 9 d
Self Publish, Be Happy
Organisation founded with the aim of celebrating, studying and promoting self-published photo books.
Photomonth - East London Photography Festival
International Photography Festival based in East London
Revival Radio Station
Lille based creative photo blog
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Museum of Photography, Paris
Café de la Fontaine, Verlinghem
Traditional Northern French café, bar, with gallery and entertainment programme
Sounds and Silence - movie
A new film about ECM's Manfred Eicher, with Arvo Pärt, Dino Saluzzi, Jan Garbarek and others.
London based artist led photography workshops
Mimi The Clown
Lille based international street artist
TED talk by a reformed graphic designer from Canada
open-source electronics prototyping platform
Evelyn Ficarra on the CNMAT website
Photos, scores and audio
poster designs from Geoffrey Dorne (FRA)
Techcrunch - about Flickr stock
info about selling images on Flickr
new online journal from NY art group e-flux
official site of the city, also in English and Spanish
city bicycles for hire, free for the first 30min (after the membership fee)
large photography collection and study centre in Antwerpen, Holland
Artists' group, Amsterdam
Lithuanian photographers' association.
Site about great British writer, born in 1949.
OFF_PRESS is a UK-based independent publishing house, promoting contemporary creative writing in English, with a special focus on translations, using multimedia and live events to celebrate reading and storytelling in different languages/genres around the world.
general computer and IT industry news - useful and often entertaining
White Sparks Promotion - Fast High Quality Print
Flyers, leaflets, business cards, posters, brochures and all kinds of promotional print. Upload own artwork or design online. Fast, cost effective and high quality
The Rhoda Wilson Show
Weekly Talk Show on Ben TV
You're Beautiful, Woman!
Celebrating female beauty; inside and out!
dictionary of urban slang and techno neologisms.
society for promoting new music
swarm painting, non-human art
Parisian literary collective