Author Archives: Ian Davies

Digital Technology as Heavy Industrial Technology: iSlavery and Environmental Destruction — September 2017 — Videos

Digital technology is often seen as ‘immaterial’ and ‘smart’, defining a new industrial and social paradigm. Yet digital gadgets are produced within an ‘old-fashioned’ highly exploitative regime that has been likened to slavery, whilst the industry creates massive environmental destruction … Continue reading

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Digital Technology and Neoliberalism: the Basics – July 2017 – videos

How does digital technology function in, and shape, neoliberal capitalism? Is it just a question of corporations using technology to their advantage, or has digital technology fundamentally reshaped the whole system? Are we already, as a key anarchist critique ‘The … Continue reading

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Breaking the Frame Summer Get-Together – Wales – 26th-28th August 2017

Book online now On the weekend of 26th to 28th August Breaking the Frame is holding a ‘get-together’ / holiday at a small conference venue in a small village, 1 hour from Camarthen (by bus), in mid-Wales. This event will … Continue reading

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Lucas Plan 40th Anniversary Conference – November 2016 – Closing Plenary – videos

Closing plenary Chaired by Romayne Phoenix (People’s Assembly Against Austerity) Chris Baugh (PCS): Molly Scott Cato (Green Party): Julie Ward (Labour Party):

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Lucas Plan 40th Anniversary Conference – November 2016 – Afternoon sessions – videos

Gender and technology – Marisol Sandoval (City University) – Gail Chester (Feminist Library) Sorry, no videos available What is appropriate / alternative technology? Corporate and military technologies are designed in the interests of those who own them, and are key … Continue reading

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Lucas Plan 40th Anniversary Conference – November 2016 – Morning sessions – videos

Arms Conversion 1: Reflecting on Past Experience The workshop discussed arms conversion initiatives over the past 40 years. Facilitated by Ann Feltham (Campaign Against Arms Trade) 1: Hilary Wainwright. As Deputy Chief Economic Advisor to the then Greater London Council … Continue reading

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Lucas Plan 40th Anniversary Conference – November 2016 – Opening Plenary – videos

Welcome, from Mary Pearson (Birmingham TC) Phil Asquith (Lucas Aerospace Combine): Hilary Wainwright (Editor, Red Pepper): Tony Kearns, Senior Deputy General Secretary of the CWU (Communication Workers Union): Following the opening plenary there was a screening of an excerpt from … Continue reading

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Big data: state, corporate and social surveillance – London – NEW DATE TBC

Interrogating Digital Capitalism: A series of monthly events questioning liberal ideas of progress through technology Digital technology powers neoliberal capitalism: it is central to globalisation, financialisation, the ‘flexible economy’, ongoing waves of automation and now, ‘big data capitalism’. Liberals and … Continue reading

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Race, Gender and Digital Capitalism – London – NEW DATE TBC

Interrogating Digital Capitalism: A series of monthly events questioning liberal ideas of progress through technology Digital technology powers neoliberal capitalism: it is central to globalisation, financialisation, the ‘flexible economy’, ongoing waves of automation and now, ‘big data capitalism’. Liberals and … Continue reading

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Digital technology and automation: the end of capitalism or a new Lucas Plan? – London – NEW DATE TBC

Interrogating Digital Capitalism: A series of monthly events questioning liberal ideas of progress through technology Digital technology powers neoliberal capitalism: it is central to globalisation, financialisation, the ‘flexible economy’, ongoing waves of automation and now, ‘big data capitalism’. Liberals and … Continue reading

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