Algobola was an experiment investigating social contagion. Using twitter as a propagation channel, I introduced the ‘virus’ into the network, using myself as patient zero. I started the infection at 13:00GMT on 28th October 2014. I knew from the start that there was a danger Twitter would close it down, but I didn’t expect it […]
The internet, and especially the device we keep in our pocket, has been blamed for destroying our attention and stealing our creative impulses. “Put that device down, and go outside and play”, we implore our offspring, whilst tapping and swiping our own lives away. However, just because we’re tapping a screen, does not mean we […]
Here I am talking about Guerrilla Epistemology at Silicon Beach earlier this year. Shardcore sharing at Silicon Beach 2014 from Wise Old Uncle on Vimeo.
disclaimer Ebola is a serious business, people are dying. The best way to stop the spread of a disease is to contain it at source. There are many organisations actively involved in treating people in West Africa. Do your bit – lobby your politicians and shake them out of their apathy, or make a donation […]
Social media (and twitter in particular) is driven by the desire to see, and to be seen. It’s a public mixture of bravado and stalking, gossip and dissemination. But underneath all that is a desire to connect, to feel part of a larger tribe. More than anything we like to be ‘liked’ – that thrill […]