Archive for November, 2009

Alan Moore Do Lecture

Friday, November 27th, 2009Here is the presentation that I gave at the Do Lectures (aka Ted in a Tent) in September 

Mandleson, ethics, culture, commerce and copyright law

Saturday, November 21st, 2009[caption id="attachment_4715" align="aligncenter" width="310" caption="The architecture of authority (photograph Richard Ross)"][/caption]Just as the leaks predicted, the UK government has offered up its Digital Economy Bill, which includes massive changes to copyright law, including the power of the government to effectively ...

Squaring up to the networked society

Friday, November 20th, 2009Right on the heels of Foursquare’s API release, the location-based mobile application and game is announcing another big rollout to cities across the world. Just one month after releasing Foursquare () to 15 new cities in the US and Canada, ...

When data flows things happen

Friday, November 20th, 2009A cartographer out and about while mapping for the Ordnance SurveyThe government is to explore ways of making all Ordnance Survey maps freely available online from April, in a victory for the Guardian's three-year Free Our Data campaign. The move ...

Adam Smith and networked economics

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009This a great post on Adam Smith's core perspectives, here is a brief excerpt,Our morality is founded on certain truths about human nature. Everyone is capable of sympathy, or fellow-feeling, and that ability enables us to imagine what we would ...

Ecotopia

Monday, November 16th, 2009My good friend Andy Middleton is organising an event called Ecotopia - December 4th 2009So if you want to follow the No Straight Line rule of doing something. Get over to and get stuck in with Ecotopia.Become the change you ...

The new rules of customer engagement

Friday, November 13th, 2009I have been asked to make a presentation about the New Rules of Customer Engagement Monday 16th November organised by Canvas8 and takes place in the offices of the architects BDP. You can find out more information here.Also on the ...

Piracy thrives because it meets an unmet demand

Thursday, November 12th, 2009The Economist writesthere is growing evidence that the plethora of new services adds up to an attractive alternative to piracy for many (see article). In June a poll of Swedish users of file-sharing software found that 60% had cut back ...

Apple design: interface without interference

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Transparency and the web a rolling debate

Thursday, November 12th, 2009Lawrence Lessig raises what will be a increasingly intense debate, and the perils of openness in governmentIf health care reform ever emerges from Congress, it is certain to spread nationally a project to require doctors to reveal to an Internet-linked ...

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