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Nesta’s Future Festival

Nesta recently held the two-day FutureFest covering innovation in a range of areas like work, play, and love.  With talks and roundtables interspersed with interactive, immersive experiences, there was certainly plenty to stimulate the curious mind. There were several sessions on the future of education.  Most of these were slotted into the ‘Work’ theme of … Continue reading

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What’s so Bad about the Internet? Reflections from the OII Connected Life Conference & the EU Referendum

Naturally the EU referendum came up for discussion during the Oxford Internet Institute’s recent Connected Life conference, but as an afterthought and an aside.  I believe everyone present was nearly certain that Britain would vote to retain the status quo, and as subsequent reaction in the media demonstrated we were in good company.  Even those … Continue reading

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Raineth Every Day

“I like being in the car when there’s a storm outside,” said Curmudgeonly Former Housemate (CFH). “It’s like being inside a turtle shell.”  And what a storm there was. Outside pedestrians huddled miserably under covered awnings and in the mouth of a shopping arcade, wind lashing the rain into their faces from a prematurely dark … Continue reading