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Published in EDRi-gram 8.18 Within the next ten weeks, the European Parliament will finish its crucial first reading of the Directive which, if the European Commission has its way, will impose an EU-wide blocking infrastructure – undermining child protection, fundamental rights and the EU’s voice on freedom and democracy in the world. The measure proposed… » read more

thesocialcomputer.eu

I stumbled upon this site which is the project site of a group who are attempting to realise The Social Computer. What a lovely coincidence.. I got on the phone to them straight away, naturally  http://thesocialcomputer.eu “The social computer is a future computational system that harnesses the innate problem solving, action and information gathering powers… » read more

After years of sporadic online discussions, the formal founding forum of Bulgaria’s Pirate Party was held in Sofia on April 11 2009. Delegates from 20 Bulgarian towns adopted the articles of constitution and the party’s political programme, the party said in a statement on its website. Like other similar parties world-wide, the Bulgarian Pirate Party… » read more

2009 Clear yet?

A civil sandbox is a society upgrades platform. It’s a platform to empower the people trying to upgrade society and provide them with previously unavailable toolsets with which to create with. This “solutions-platform” is in development for long time but now the global situation is starting require such new, dynamic and powerful solutions. I think… » read more

I wrote this in January 2003 to try to describe the kinds of things you would see at a Social Computer building (a Civil Sandbox). The name Prototype comes from the name of the event we were proposing to explore the Social Computer. Please bear in mind that it is nearly 6 years ago so… » read more

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/p__tQFLsN-Y” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Here Karina interviews Maurits Aalders (European marketing manager for Xerox) and talks about how he came into contact with me and what he thinks about the unique environment of a Social Computer Building. A sandbox in Software terms refers to a space that can be changed without breaking anything.… » read more

This was the first document I wrote that people started to see what I was trying to do. It was finished in October 2002, before the ist2002 brainstorm document Social (Network, People, Community) Computing (System, Process, Result) The Social Computer is a potentially revolutionary thematic arts research project. The theme of Social Computing aims to… » read more

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://uk.youtube.com/v/Nxq4q1UCvKM” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] In 2002, Mathew Lowry was the communications strategist behind the event we presented at in ist2002. I think, although he was a science journalist for many years, this was the first time he was interviewed. I shouldn’t say interview because we talked most of the time haha. Original post… » read more

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