A conversation about social media and conspiracy theories

“The structure of these new digital technologies makes it easy to fall into a bottomless pit of conspiracies – and fast too.” Last weekend 15,000 people gathered in protest at Trafalgar Square in London – without a mask or social distance – against measures to combat the coronavirus. Like other demonstrations in London in recentContinue reading “A conversation about social media and conspiracy theories”

The future of workplaces: how the pandemic is transforming office life

Some define what we’re going through as the biggest experience of remote working in history, but the truth is the notion isn’t new: it was conceived and normalised during the oil crisis in the 70s. Since then, due to a rapid evolution of technology, it’s become more and more common. Big tech companies, that wereContinue reading “The future of workplaces: how the pandemic is transforming office life”

Memory and Photography: are we Instagramming our lives away?

When confronted with a decline in user-generated posts, as a younger crowd moved onto more visual platforms such as Snapchat or Instagram, Facebook launched ‘On This Day’. The feature allows users to scroll through old posts, photos, likes or friendships, with the intent of encouraging people to continue sharing their own intimate and collective experiences.Continue reading “Memory and Photography: are we Instagramming our lives away?”

A tale of digital capitalism or how we are letting algorithmic bias shape our world

In October 2017, Palestinian worker Halawin Halawi was arrested for posting a photo of himself next to a bulldozer with a caption that read “attack them” in Arabic. Only after questioning him for several hours, the police realised Facebook’s AI-powered translation service had made a mistake: the Arabic for “attack them” and “good morning” areContinue reading “A tale of digital capitalism or how we are letting algorithmic bias shape our world”


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