Digital

What does Digital R&D Mean in the Arts? What's The Value in the Arts Economy?

Leila Johnston | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

But there's another economy which does reward work which is exploratory in and of itself. "R&D in the arts" seems to be quite a new thing, inspired by the digital model, but not motivated by financial revenue. I worry about the arts taking on the mantle, because R&D and innovation are terms with such an overwhelming direction built in to them

The Changing Face of Childhood as We Know It

Ran Berger | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents
Ran Berger

Summer holidays. Two words which can evoke a variety of emotions. For teachers, a giddy sense of relief. For parents, the all too common clutch of dread mixed with guilt. For kids, pure thrill - hazy days stretch out before them, 6 weeks feeling like an eternity.

How Digital Technologies Are Affecting Attention Systems

Araceli Camargo | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

American anthropologist, John Tooby, says attention would have been one of the earliest adaptations in the evolution of the human mind. As learning wh...

Wimbledon - One of the Greatest Showcases of Digital Transformation

David Stokes | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Sport
David Stokes

Considered by many as the quintessential British event of the year, no other sporting or cultural occasion embodies the pragmatic personality of what ...

Leadership Qualities for the Digital Age?

Luis Alvarez | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

The digital economy will put an end to traditional 'command and control' leadership and make way for a more relaxed, democratic and collaborative style. In the meantime, those of us already in senior roles should start to prepare the ground and make it clear what sort of digital leadership qualities we value, encourage them in others and, not least, find them in ourselves.

Towards a 'Contemporary Creative Technology': How Dance and Tech Can Learn to Talk to Each Other

Leila Johnston | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

I was very impressed with Rambert, and my response relates to my experiences of technology over the years - its 'experts', its attitude to women, its assumptions and working practices.

Data Driven Storytelling Is the New Normal

Melissa Thermidor | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech
Melissa Thermidor

The internet was set ablaze the past few weeks, by Candace Payne - now dubbed the 'Chewbacca Mum', for sitting in her car and trying out the talking Chewbacca mask she had just bought. To this day, she is the biggest star on the internet. The emotional connection she built with the world wide web is just a small indicator of the power of storytelling.

The Politics Of Digital Discourse: It's Getting Emoji-onal

Olivia Petter | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Tech
Olivia Petter

I enjoy emojis just as much as the next smartphone-obsessed millennial; while I'm delighted that I will soon be able to illustrate my english breakfast in full (bacon, sausages and eggs are just some of the new inclusions), I can't help but feel slightly concerned by the rate at which emojis seem to be monopolising the way we communicate.

Social Advocacy - The New Grapevine on Steroids

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

So why is it we are happy to work with peer to peer reviews now in every other aspect of our lives but we still see the content of sites like Glassdoor as somehow "different"? I believe the answer lies in the complexity of how we think about the world of work.

Restoring the Care in Health Care

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

Since the health service was established, tensions have existed between patients, physicians and policymakers, partly centring on resource availabilit...

Where's My Taxi (Driver)?

Darren Jones | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics
Darren Jones

This is a long-term strategy. The most obvious jobs might start to become redundant in only a few years - the taxi driver example being the most obvious - but the next generation will see a changing workplace for everyone (including lawyers!), especially with the advancement of artificial intelligence and increased interest and confidence in systems such as the blockchain.

The Truth About 'Fast' Fashion in 2016

George Taylor | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Style
George Taylor

When it comes to fashion and technology, how fast is too fast? You only have to look at Instagram to realise that taking photos of every waking move is now deemed as 'normal.' But what is 'normal?' And does normal mean good? Not necessarily.

NHS: Open for Business

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

To try to address some of these challenges, we designed the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) last year. Like many ideas it was taken from another sector. Accelerators aim to support the growth and spread of technologies, in the past developing solutions such as AirBnB and Dropbox. Microsoft, IBM and MIT all have accelerators, and now we do too.

The Government Are Banking on Digital

Dan Andersson | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Andersson

Banks have dined out for centuries on being that reliable secure connection for our money, take that away from them and make it an instant automated process and, at least in theory, you're taking away their reason to exist.

What Twitter's New Accessibility Feature Could Mean for People Living With Sight Loss

Terry Hawkins | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech
Terry Hawkins

Imagine being tagged in an image on Facebook but not being able to join in the conversation around it, struggling to stay connected with peers and colleagues on LinkedIn, or not being able to see beautifully visual things on Pinterest.

Time to Get More Small Businesses Digitally Active

Michelle Ovens | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK
Michelle Ovens

For over 20 years now, the halcyon future of a remote working life style facilitated by digital technology has been waved just in front of our noses -...

30,000 New Jobs Expected in Greater Manchester's tech sector by 2035 - But We're Still Struggling to Find the Talent to Fill Them

Katie Gallagher | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Tech
Katie Gallagher

The jobs are there; businesses are desperate to attract more talent. But we're already suffering a severe skills shortage in the region, which has seen wages inflate, people take lucrative contracts rather than permanent work, and some businesses in the region being forced to outsource work, sometimes overseas.

Why I Love My Job Speaking to People Affected by Cancer

Jess Evans | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Evans

"I could never do that", is the most common response when I say I work for Macmillan Cancer Support and speak to people affected by cancer every day. Why would you like to work with such sad (some might say depressing) subject matter?

The UK Government's Digital Strategy is Vital to Technology in Britain

Edward Lowe | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

The government needs to not rest on its laurels of the previous Digital strategy, but continue to strive to support the Digital industries in every way possible. The Digital Strategy will be an important document in setting these priorities. I urge all companies and public bodies to contribute their ideas to this plan to produce a more cohesive and meaningful strategy.

The 2016 Digital Detox

Jemma Moran | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Tech
Jemma Moran

What's the first thing you do in the morning? Is it make a coffee, hug your spouse or check your smartphone? I'm guessing it's the latter. After all, the average person checks their phone 85 times a day, receives just over 100 emails and spends around three hours actively using the internet - so you'd probably need to get going with all of that from your first waking moment.

Digital Is the Future in the Wake of Strong Decision Made by the UK

Gi Fernando | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Tech
Gi Fernando

Limiting internet use will also negatively affect young people's social lives; we live in an era where social media makes up the fabric of social interaction. That which is optional for an older generation is as natural and as necessary as a telephone for today's youth, and offers opportunities for creativity and expression that it is simply wrong to curtail.

Digital or Die: Eight Digital Disruption Facts That Business Leaders Can't Afford to Ignore

Sumir Karayi | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Sumir Karayi

Digital disruption is not just some fashionable buzz-phrase that will soon be yesterday's news. It's a seismic upheaval that's only just begun, and it has massive implications. Innovative digital technologies are not only disrupting business operations in ways that have not previously been seen, they are fundamentally changing the way we do business.

Finally, Newspapers Are Facing the Reality of Digital

Edward Lowe | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

The Sun newspaper recently announced that it would stop its 'pay wall' on its site, making online stories "largely free" to the public by the end of N...

Why Digital Will Be The Saviour Of Publishing

Marie Carter | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

The evolution of mobile tech and faster connections (viable 4G in many areas) alongside greater digital 'savviness' are all creating a new publishing revolution. As devices get smarter and mobile connectivity starts to match Wi-Fi speed, digital magazines and newspapers can really take flight.

UK - A Champion of Change in Europe

Ed Vaizey | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics
Ed Vaizey

Let's face it. The Electronic Communications Regulatory Framework doesn't sound that exciting. The fact that the European Commission just launched a review of it even less. But it does matter - let me try to explain why...