Digital Age

Hacktivism to Balaclava Punk: Protest Must Be Protected in All Its Forms

Thomas Hughes | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Thomas Hughes

Protest is increasingly going digital. Whether it is using the internet to organise and report physical acts of protest, using online space as a platform on which to take action, or targeting online infrastructure itself: across the world, people are taking their right to protest online.

Building Influence in a Fragmented World - How Can Brands Forge Meaningful Relationships With Consumers?

David Pemsel | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK
David Pemsel

The digital revolution has caused seismic changes for brands - from the way they connect with their audiences, to the channels they can use to reach them. The way people are consuming news has been turned on its head, with more and more people accessing content from global sources, using multiple platforms and sharing huge volumes of self-produced content themselves.

General Election Manifestos: What Does the Future Hold for UK Broadband?

Ewan Taylor-Gibson | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ewan Taylor-Gibson

Some people in the furthest reaches of the UK are being left behind in the race for a digital Britain. They are missing out on the advantages that a reliable internet connection brings, such as ability to compare prices on household bills and find cheaper products, combat isolation and access vital services online.

One Thing to Do Today to Be More Present With Your Kids

Victoria Ward | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

I love being with my kid, but I know I'm not the only parent who struggles to enjoy playing endless games of make-believe, Lego, dressing-up, hide-and-seek, so I'm sure I won't be the only one who finds the excuse of checking a message or email irresistible.

The Government Needs to Get Serious About Digital Elections

Jack Curtis | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Jack Curtis

As much as our society is digital, it is every bit as cynical. The next decade will make great strides forward for communication, health, business and sport, but let it also be the decade that politics repairs its broken reputation. Nobody knows what will pick politics up from the gutter, but online voting might just be a start.

Civil Engineering: All Fun and (Video) Games?

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Tech
Sakthy Selvakumaran

Computer game designer, video games tester, and working in cinematics for Hollywood movies are high tech dream jobs for many. Civil engineering, on the other hand, is often associated with muddy boots, hammers, hard hats and high vis vests...

Human Rights in the Digital Age

Thomas Hughes | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Hughes

The last decade has seen massive, global technological change, creating a multitude of opportunities to strengthen the protection of the right to freedom of expression and information.

The Breakup Etiquette Guide for Facebook

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Tech
Danielle Montgomery

Since the rise of social networks, breakups no longer mean 'breaking up'. The process has been interrupted by the likes of Facebook in particular, where lives are lived online and access to your ex is just a click away.

Learning Something New... Everyday!

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tarun Sakhrani

We rarely have time these days to stop, to pause, to think and more importantly to observe things around us. The smart (or dumb) phone, depending on your point of view, has drawn our attention and taken up even those few extra minutes of spare time that we have.

Body Is a Four Letter Word: Why Naked Doesn't Always Mean Sex

Rachel Thompson | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thompson

What do we see when we look at a naked woman? This week's leak of celebrity nudes suggests that we consider female sexuality and sexual agency to be shameful. By turning a private image of a sexual subject into something public to be leered at and used as pornography, you suggest that women should be sexual objects and nothing more.

Coders Taking Over the World

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

London alone is anticipated to be 300,000 digital workers short by 2020, with an additional one million vacancies across Europe... Programming is infiltrating all industries, not just tech... we are beginning to break down these barriers to help people realise that anyone can learn how to code.

Thrive - This Message Is Long Overdue

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

This message is not just for those who work in the high-powered high-octane world. The message of unplugging and reconnecting to our hearts, being quiet enough to hear our inner wisdom is for everyone, whatever your lifestyle or situation.

The C - TBC - O: Leadership Roles Required in the Digital Era

Jack R. Miles | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Jack R. Miles

What's your job title? I am a Chief Happiness Officer, and you? I am a Chief Internet Evangelist. As unreal as it may sound, these job titles do exist...

Cheltenham's Upcoming Monopoly; In This Digital Age Can We Still Not Resist a Good Old Board Game?

Hannah Brooks | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech
Hannah Brooks

The digital age is upon us, and has been upon for us for quite some time. No longer do we communicate with our mouths as we type down in a tiny messaging box the words that no longer reach our eardrums.

Protecting Children in a Digital World

Nigel Chapman | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Nigel Chapman

The internet and information technology can widen access to learning, enhance the quality of education and empower men and women, girls and boys, with new skills and opportunities. But this does not happen by itself - it requires leadership, planning and action.

Suffering From Information Overload? Time to Look up From That Screen ...

Frances Booth | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frances Booth

It's about exploring how we choose to use technology, and understanding the pull digital devices have on us. It's about being in control of how we fit digital devices in to our lives, rather than being ruled by them.

Digital Brings Back the Art of Debating

Dominique Busso | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dominique Busso

According to Danish academic and renowned futurist of the digital age, Thomas Pettitt's we have left behind the Gutenberg Parenthesis - the period after Gutenberg's invention of the printing press in the 15th century to the present day - and we are now living in a Pre-Gutenberg time.

Me, Myself and My Phone Addiction

Matt Edmondson | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Tech
Matt Edmondson

I need my phone because I am a lazy person. For example, I've not even bothered to write this blog myself, instead farming the work out to a team of highly skilled chimps trained in the art of writing from the perspective of humans.

The Benefits Of Ice-Cream Over Gardening

Zoe Salmon | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Tech
Zoe Salmon

What do you get if you add together a recording studio, an ice-cream van with a dash of gardening, and a talent show complete with a burlesque dancer? The answer - O2's TU Go App.

Dear Siri, Why Does Nobody Get Me?

Ollie Taylor | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Tech
Ollie Taylor

It would seem that the development of technologies which mimic human characteristics, such as compassion and care, is inevitable. So can we, as consumers, expect that future mobile phones or other interfaces to be more like real people, including elements of human imperfection, risk and error?

Hollie McNish, A British Poet of the 21st Century

James Mahon | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Mahon

When we think of poetry we think of old men from hundreds of years ago miserable and confused. What we do not think of is Eminem, Obama, The Streets, Hollie McNish is breaking boundaries and showing that poetry has a place and a role in the 21st century and she is using social media to bring it to the world.

Is Digital Art the Real Thing?

Tamara Sword | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

Is Emin right? In a world where we spend an increasing part of our lives staring at screens, could Digital Art give us a moment to "think about things we feel"? Can it rescue us from the constant commerce by communicating to us in the medium of our time, or is Digital Art simply a poor substitute for The Real Thing?

RIP HMV

Paul Flannery | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Paul Flannery

So what killed HMV? Was it the recession, the dwindling high street? Was it you with your selfish illegal downloads? (How could you?!) Probably all of those. To be honest I don't really care that much. It wasn't so long ago that HMV were the evil empire.

RIP HMV: Is the Digital Age the Death of Personal Legacy?

Leila Monks | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Monks

When I imagine my own kids one day going through my "box" of memories I realise that there is no box. Even my inbox they won't have access to. Emails have replaced letters, pictures on facebook have replaced photographs, iTunes downloads have replaced CDs which in turn have replaced tapes and records - and then there's the Kindle.

Why 2013 Could Be the Year for Youth

Ann Pickering | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ann Pickering

However, I don't believe it's all been doom and gloom - and as we look to 2013, there is some cause for optimism, especially for young people.