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[SYMPOSIUM] Online Anonymity: Right or Threat? at @lboroCRCC #CRCC2017

Simone Natale kicked off with The New Yorker published a cartoon in 1993 – “no one knows you're a dog”, with the idea that the online makes it easy to hide your ID. Timandra Harkness indicated that is an updated version - zoom out and we can see the surveillance cameras giving ALL the data - the tech is already there. John Downey from Loughborough’s Centre for Research in Communications and Culture highlighted what they…

Life Exploring: #WOMAD2016

So thanks to changing my gas/electric to Ecotricity, as recommended by my friend Steve, I ended up with a free ticket to WOMAD Festival last weekend as a welcome offer (or I could have had a £50 voucher for Ecotopia). I hadn't heard of WOMAD, but asking about it on Facebook, lots of positive reviews, so although no one seemed to be going (and I'm not a big fan of camping), I decided to try it out!…

CODEC BOOK CLUB: How We Think by Katherine Hayles

Reblogging from the CODEC blog, posted earlier today: This week the CODEC team focused upon the third chapter of Katherine Hayle’s How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis (University of Chicago Press, 2012). The third chapter focuses upon ‘How We Read: Close, Hyper, Machine’, and certainly gave us lots to chew on. Initial comments were that we liked what was written, but found the emphasis on all the negative reports about digital as frustrating.…

‘Learnism’ in the Classroom?

Some really really interesting comments already on the Times Higher website for this piece: It might seem perverse to suggest that students should not attend and participate in class. But surveillance is an insidious trend intended largely to make them conform to behavioural expectations rather than develop them academically. This approach has been described by Leonard Holmes, reader in management at the University of Roehampton, as "learnerism". At the heart of the discourse, which also underpins…