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by Philippe Bihouix  |  21st October 2020

Philippe Bihouix outlines how a low-tech alternative exists to our society hell-bent on extraction, production and consumption, and how we must reinvent our modes of production to build a more resilient, equitable and sustainable society.…Read more

An umbrella blocking binary code
by Rob Kitchin and Alistair Fraser  |  19th October 2020

In this two-part episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Rob Kitchin and Alistair Fraser, authors of 'Slow Computing', discuss the consequences of digital technologies, focussing on time acceleration and data extraction, and look at practical ways in which we can create more balanced digital lives, both individually and collectively.…Read more

Close up of clock
by Rob Kitchin and Alistair Fraser  |  24th September 2020

Rob Kitchin and Alistair Fraser, authors of 'Slow Computing', look at how our use of digital devices leaves many of us feeling rushed and stressed, and discuss ways we can take back control of our use of tech and how it is used in relation to us. …Read more

Guy wearing Guy Fawkes mask
by Thomas Swann  |  5th September 2020

Thomas Swann, author of 'Anarchist Cybernetics', discusses what social media used to be like for activists, how that has changed and why we need to take back control of our technology.…Read more

Newspaper cutouts about COVID-19
by Michiel Van Oudheusden Fabien Medvecky and Stevienna de Saille  |  15th July 2020

Michiel Van Oudheusden, Fabien Medvecky and Stevienna de Saille, co-authors of 'Responsibility Beyond Growth', discuss people's hopes for durable change after lockdown and why it's important to bring political and economic realities into debates about our ‘post-COVID’ future.…Read more

Art of person connected to a phone
by Gabriella Warren-Smith  |  29th June 2020

Gabriella Warren-Smith, Founding Director of Cognitive Sensations, an online platform that publishes writing and art exploring the impact of technology on human behaviour and everyday life, discusses whether COVID-19 will change our relationship with digital technology and reflects on the impact of the digital divide in these strange times.…Read more

by Mary Holmes, Åsa Wettergren and Nathan Manning  |  6th June 2019

This week Bristol University Press proudly launches the first issue of Emotions and Society. Editors in Chief Mary Holmes and Åsa Wettergren, and Co-Editor Nathan Manning introduce the inaugural issue out now. With a sense of amused irony, the editorial team have reflected on the highly emotional, as well as long intellectual and administrative journey Read More

by Lynne Pettinger  |  24th April 2019

The present is a time of multiple crises, and these social, environmental and economic crises affect how work is organised, what work is like, and what work does in the world.  …Read more

by Jessie Daniels  |  9th September 2016

Jessie Daniels explains why she is so passionate about open access to information - with links to download chapter 1 of her new book, 'Being a Scholar in the Digital Era', for free.…Read more