The Best Photographer Is The One You Have With You

by @edent

The newspaper photographer is dead! Long live the newspaper photographer! I remember – many years ago while I was still at school – being interviewed by BBC Radio. A nice man came in, set up a feindishly complicated tape recorder, positioned microphones, checked the tape, and – on his nod – gave the signal to…

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Prism and Plausible Deniability

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The leaders of several huge corporations have issued statements saying that their companies do not allow the US Government to illegally spy on their users. I’m sure they believe that. I’d even go so far as to say that I’m sure the entire board and top management genuinely have no knowledge of any malfeasance. Why…

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How Not To Run An Interactive Advertising Campaign #TAP4offers

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Various NFC icons.

Public transport is a great way to assess the Zeitgeist. Watching commuters transition from iPhones to Samsungs, and from paper books to Kindles, really gives one a sense of how the world is changing. Advertising is also a great way to measure society; seeing lots of adverts for dodgy loan companies can give you an…

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Is GitHub Racist?

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One of the interesting aspects of privilege is how it lays bare our unconscious assumptions about the world. A male software developer may never consider that a user would want or need to change their name. Thus they would design a product which ignored the millions of women changing their names after marriage. It’s very…

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