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Designing design: The science of the artificial

Design is the science of the artificial – Herb Simon Design is the process of making ideas tangible, in order to improve anything from the task at hand, to changing how a whole government functions. And, because of the impact that … Continue reading

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Simplexity and the Internet of Things

What is now proved was once only imagined – William Blake In the brilliant (alas, cancelled) Forever series, Episode 17: Social Engineering, Detective Jo Martinez, and her ME Dr Henry Morgan are called to the apartment of a young murder victim whose … Continue reading

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Love the machine, don’t rage against it

The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet. – William Gibson I was glued to the telly during the Channel 4 series Humans which is set in our present day but with a fictional history of robotics. In this alternate present, robots, who are … Continue reading

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Augmenting humans with social media

My first job back in the early 90’s was as a systems analyst. I was really excited about automating boring bits of peoples’ tasks so that they could get creative by accessing the extra brainpower of a computer in some … Continue reading

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Alone together: Is social media changing us?

The Information Superhighway is just a f***ing metaphor! Give me a break! -Randy Waterhouse, Cryptonomicon (1999) During a 2012 Ted talk based on her book Alone Together, Social Studies of Technology Professor, Sherry Turkle said: ‘Technology is taking us to … Continue reading

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