On Thursday evening, I had the pleasure of taking part in Copyright as Frame and Prison, an arts-focused panel discussion organised by Birmingham-based digital artist Antonio Roberts (AKA @hellocatfood on Twitter) as part of his excellent new No Copyright Infringement Intended group exhibition. Taking part in the panel discussion helped me clarify my own thinking and exposed me to new perspectives on copyright, creativity and society. Here’s a quick round up of what I learned.
In my last post, I argued that if campaigners (including myself) are going to take on the Government over its plans for online surveillance and win, we need to dismantle the claims they are making about these powers being necessary for security and crime fighting. Since then, I’ve done some further online research and had […]
After voting for Jeremy Corybyn in the Labour Party leadership election, I’ve been watching with interest and no small amount of anxiety to see how he has fared in his first week as leader. Jeremy’s first week has been significant in many ways but for me the most significant thing has been the way his leadership […]
If like me you follow news and and current affairs closely, you’ve probably come across the theory of ‘peak oil’, which describes the point at which oil production reaches its peak before declining, with perilous consequences for human civilisation as know it (think Mad Max, The Road or any other post-apocalyptic image of your choice). […]
Over the past month or so I’ve found myself listening to more podcasts than I normally do. In addition to my usual Guardian Tech Weekly news fix, I’ve been enjoying TechDirt’s practitioner centred discussions on issues such as reforming the copyright and patent systems as well as the more academic musings of the Berkman Center […]
Today, I experienced a Black Mirror moment which has finally galvanised me into taking action on an area I’m interested in, namely the rights of individuals and organisations in a digital age. My Black Mirror came about as a result of a knock to the screen my work Macbook, which my wife will attest to the fact that […]
As some of you will know, I am continuing to develop as a professional photographer, most recently photographing an event in London for My Home Life, an innovative Social Care movement on a mission to improve quality of life in Care Homes. It was in this capacity that I recently attended a talk at the […]
After a positive response to my post last week explaining how to use Compfight to easily find free, legal visual inspiration so I thought I would follow it up with another knowledge sharing post, this time on how to keep a grip on all your electronic data. Drowning in Data? There’s an App for That […]