Human Adventures
in Creative Technology


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Open and Closed Software: A Climate Concern

Janna Frenzel and lee wilkins write about the impact and implications of open licensing for software in the wake of the climate crisis, the use of software in resource extraction, and how developers are actively responding to the ethical concerns raised by this issue.

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We Cannot Walk Alone

Four people with lived experience of the UK's hostile environment towards migrants co-produce this fascinating virtual panel event.

By Furaha Asani | June 28, 2021

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The Fight for Data Rights

Many of us are alarmed at reports of data abuse but it’s easy to feel that – as ordinary citizens – we have no control. What can we do as a creative tech community to improve data privacy?

By Hannah Little | November 16, 2020

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The Promise of Salvation from ‘Smart’ Borders

The UK aims to have “the most effective border in the world” by 2025. But how did we get to this situation, where border surveillance is a multi-billion dollar industry? And what does it mean for people seeking asylum, for whom crossing borders is a matter of life and death?

By May Abdalla | November 4, 2021

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Are Multi-Sensory Maps Possible?

Madhuri Karak talks with indigenous elders and local researchers in Indonesia about community mapping projects using GPS, drones and sensory experiences to defend against encroaching palm oil acquisitions and government maps.