Tag Archives: Technology

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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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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Digital Technology and Neoliberalism: the Basics – London – July 6th 2017

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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Of Cakes and Bakeries: the Lucas Plan and the Politics of Technology

This is the first part of a two-part post on the Lucas plan. This part sets the scene for the Lucas Plan in the anti-technocracy movements and union struggles of the 1970s. 2016 is the 40th anniversary of the Lucas … Continue reading

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Email Encryption for Beginners – Bristol – 22nd Jan 2016

Friday 22nd January, 7:30-8:30 Hydra bookshop, Old Market, Bristol An ordinary e-mail is like a postcard without an envelope: anybody who can put their hands on it can read it. Unlike a postcard, an email is copied (rather than moved) … Continue reading

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Breaking the Frame Gathering – July 2015 – videos and audio recordings

July 9-12 2015, Unstone Grange, Derbyshire. Organised by CorporateWatch, Scientists for Global Responsibility, Luddites200 and others. Opening comments Dave King opening & Jim Thomas from ETC Group on Skype Panel discussion: Dave King, Dave Derby and Barbara Jones 1: Dave … Continue reading

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Breaking the Frame Gathering – May 2014 – videos and reports

May 2nd to 5th 2014, Unstone Grange, Derbyshire Skip to videos Over Mayday bank holiday weekend a wide range of environmental, workplace and social activists met at The Breaking the Frame gathering, to discuss how different technologies impact our lives … Continue reading

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Public meeting – The politics of alternative technology and workers’ plans – Jan 2014 – report

The January Breaking the Frame café discussion focussed on ‘alternative’ approaches to technology development by green and left movements but, as Patrick Mulvaney, who is an advisor to Practical Action (formerly the Intermediate Technology Development Group; ITDG) pointed out, at … Continue reading

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Public meeting – Financial Crisis and Austerity: the Role of Technology – Oct 2013 – report

October 14th saw the largest attendance so far at a BTF meeting. Due to two speakers having to pull out shortly before the event, Dave King of Luddites200 stood in for them. The first talk was on the causes of … Continue reading

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Public meeting – Gender and the Politics of Technology – Sept 2013 – report

The third Breaking the Frame meeting again generated a very lively debate. Well-known author and campaigner, Cynthia Cockburn, introduced the discussion, focusing on technology and work, and how it creates not only social class but also gender roles. Typically women … Continue reading

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