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Technology, data and society

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by Tim Bodley-Scott and Ersel Oymak  |  20th July 2021

Tim Bodley-Scott and Ersel Oymak discuss how important strategic alliances are between universities, industry, government and civil society in addressing the world’s challenges and in the drive towards the UN SDGs. …Read more

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by Toni Prug Paško Bilić and Mislav Žitko  |  15th July 2021

Toni Prug, Paško Bilić and Mislav Žitko explain why it doesn’t make sense to challenge tech companies’ monopoly in the name of perfect competition.…Read more

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by Julia Zauner  |  9th July 2021

Julia Zauner discusses the inappropriate focus of educational campaigns combatting sexting, which hold survivors accountable for their own victimisation while excusing perpetrators for their actions.…Read more

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by Phil Allmendinger  |  16th June 2021

Phil Allmendinger reflects on the digital revolution’s effect on cities, warning us to look up from our smartphones and reengage with the ‘forgotten city’ – the parts that digital doesn’t touch.…Read more

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Patrick Gamsby charts 10 years of the Open Access movement, and explores the connections and importance of transcending barriers that can be found in both OA and interdisciplinarity.…Read more

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by John Bynner and Walter R. Heinz  |  26th March 2021

John Bynner and Walter Heinz, authors of 'Youth Prospects in the Digital Society', outline some of the challenges and uneven prospects young people face in a digital society. …Read more

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by Jonathan Reades and Martin Crookston  |  18th March 2021

Jonathan Reades and Martin Crookston, authors of 'Why Face-to-Face Still Matters', consider the long-term impact of COVID-19, artificial intelligence and IT on cities and urban life.…Read more

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Clive Diaz, author of 'Decision Making in Child and Family Social Work', looks at the first indications of the effects of COVID-19 and adapted social worker practices on the levels of loneliness and anxiety in children in care and care leavers. …Read more

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by Rob Kitchin  |  9th February 2021

Rob Kitchin, author of ‘Data Lives: How Data are Made and Shape our World’, warns us not to accept data at face value. He explains why he is telling data stories to remind us that the production of data is a creative endeavour.…Read more

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by Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton  |  22nd January 2021

Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton, editors of 'Resisting Neoliberalism in Education', call for a new direction in education, expanding access to online resources, prioritising ALL learner perspectives and harnessing the creativity brought by new voices to the policy table.…Read more