Book Review: What White People Can Do Next – From Allyship to Coalition by Emma Dabiri

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When it comes to racial justice, how do we transform demonstrations of support into real and meaningful change? With intellectual rigour and razor-sharp wit, Emma Dabiri cuts through the haze of online discourse to offer clear advice. This was a refreshing and necessary book to read. Refreshing because so much of the discourse on race…

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Book Review: Always On – Hope and Fear in the Social Smartphone Era by Rory Cellan-Jones

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We live at a time when billions have access to unbelievably powerful technology. The most extraordinary tool that has been invented in the last century, the smartphone, is forcing radical changes in the way we live and work – and unlike previous technologies it is in the hands of just about everyone. Coupled with the…

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Book Review: Good Data by Sam Gilbert

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This is a Bad Book. It is probably the most profoundly disturbing book I’ve read about the misuse of personal data. Not because it exposes the horrors of algorithmic harassment and discrimination, but because it joyfully revels in them. The book’s central thesis is that slurping up personal data, without explicit permission, and using that…

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Book Review: Monstrous Design – Kat Dunn (Battalion of the Dead series Book 2)

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1794, London: Camille and Al are desperately hunting Olympe’s kidnapper. From the glamorous excesses of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens to the city’s seedy underbelly, they are caught in a dangerous game of lies and deceit. And a terrible new enemy lies in wait with designs more monstrous than they could ever imagine… Can Camille play…

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Book Preview: Bletchley’s Secret Source – Churchill’s Wrens and the Y Service in World War Ⅱ by Peter Hore

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This is the extraordinary untold story of the Y-Service, a secret even more closely guarded than Bletchley Park. The Y-Service was the code for the chain of wireless intercept stations around Britain and all over the world. Hundreds of wireless operators, many of them who were civilians, listened to German, Italian and Japanese radio networks…

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Book Review: Black Sci-Fi Short Stories

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This is a delightful collection of short stories. It starts with a scholarly introduction to the history of Black Sci-Fi. And, for once, Black isn’t just limited to mean “African American”. We get a panoply of authors – both modern and historic. Some of the historic stories – especially W. E. B. Du Bois’ The…

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Week Notes 5

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Short week! Monday was a bank holiday (mostly recovering from my mate Pete’s wedding) and Friday was off to EMF Camp. But, I managed to get some work done! LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE! And the accompanying blog post NHS Majority of my time spend on helping run a design sprint for improving some NHS processes with…

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