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A Stick, A Dog, And a Box With Something In It

I’m mostly over there now… http://www.astickadogandaboxwithsomethinginit.com/

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Freedom’s Just Another Word for Something Left to Edit

I gave a talk at Wikimania 2014 in the Democratic Media strand. These are my speaking notes – what I said was different, but roughly aligned with this. Introduction I’m part of the Democratic Media Strand, with a bunch of … Continue reading

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Don’t Mind Digital: talking at #digiconf14

This morning I spoke at the Publishing for Digital Minds conference which precedes the London Book Fair. These are my speaking notes. Don’t Mind Digital Welcome I want to start by pointing out something that we all know but too … Continue reading

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Not as cold as last year..

There’s been hardly any snow in the Dales this year, a stark contrast to 2013.  It should make lambing a lot easier for the farmers in Stonesdale.

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It was twenty years ago in May…

In May 1994 I attended WWW’94,  the inaugural World Wide Web conference at CERN, outside Geneva. I reported on the conference on Lynx, the online magazine established by Tony Jewell and Bernard Jauregui at Cityscape, their ground-breaking ISP. Lynx, and … Continue reading

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Oxygen Lecture: Maker Culture 2/2

As promised here’s the text of the talk I gave at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.  It is part of the Oxygen Lecture Series, organised by the University of East Anglia to address subjects … Continue reading

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Oxygen Lecture: Maker Culture 1/2

Yesterday and today I’m giving talks about Makers and Maker Culture, one at UEA’s London campus and one at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.  They are the first of the Oxygen Lecture Series, organised … Continue reading

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iGuffins in an Ideal World

Earlier today I took part in a panel discussion at Watford Palace Theatre – where they serve illy coffee, I’m pleased to report – as part of the Ideal World season  for which the theatre worked with CRASSH – the … Continue reading

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The final brick in the wall of the security state?

I don’t have a problem with sending journalists to gaol. Sometimes we break the law, and sometimes we do it in ways that are not defensible as being in the public interest, or for reasons that are not related to … Continue reading

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The State of the Intersection: my #opentech talk

At Opentech 2013 today I gave a talk about the ‘State of the Intersection’ as part of a wider debate about the value of open data with Gavin Starks from the ODI. This is the text I wrote beforehand, and … Continue reading

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