Future Friday III | Technology and Persuasion: the State of the Art – 25th January 2019

How is technology changing the art of persuasion? Whether in the field of political campaigning or simply the wider consumerist culture, technology has a large role in supporting the practise of persuasion. What does this mean for democracy and society? The next discussion in the Future Fridays series takes place near …

Freedom Films III: Citizenfour – 11th January 2019

Following on from the fantastic The Lives of Others last month, we continue our mini-season on surveillance and its effects on human beings with Laura Poitras’ modern classic fly on the wall documentary on Edward Snowden, Citizenfour. No amount of familiarity with whistleblower Edward Snowden and his shocking revelations of the U.S. …

Launch: Compare the Brexit

What do a Deal, a No-Deal, and No Brexit look like? We’ve put together a simple website to illustrate the main points of each.  ComparetheBrexit.com has been produced with the following team and partners: Producer: Becky | Developer: James Freedman | Partners: Microclimate, Tech for UK | Client: Best for Britain

Freedom Films at Picturehouse: RBG – 13th December 2018

We’ve just learned that the critically acclaimed documentary about the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG, is showing at Cambridge PictureHouse this Thursday 13th December. Meet others from Freedom Film Club in the bar beforehand (from 17:45-18:10), and stay for the panel discussion, and possibly further discussion afterwards. Jason …

Freedom Films II: The Lives of Others – 7th December 2018

The Freedom Film Club has its second event of a series exploring human freedom in the modern world on Friday 7th December 2018. The club meets remotely on the hashtag #FreedomFilmClub, and as an informal gathering in Cambridge, UK. This month’s chosen film is The Lives of Others, von Donnersmarck’s 2006 classic that …

Future Friday II: Public Service Internet – 30th November 2018

A civil society based in Cambridge, a community of practitioners and thinkers working around the intersections of technology, ethics, and society. After a successful launch at which we discussed Automation, the Future of Work, and UBI, our second event will have a loose theme of Public Service Internet, and will take place …

Freedom Films I: Playtime – 2nd November 2018

ANNOUNCING FREEDOM FILM FOUNDATION 

This week sees the launch of the Freedom Film Foundation, which will curate regular event dedicated to films exploring human freedom in the modern world.

The club meets remotely on the hashtag #FreedomFilmClub, and as an informal gathering in Cambridge, UK.

Our first film is Playtime, Jacques Tati’s classic, exploring in the director’s inimitable style our relationship with technology and modernity. There’s a useful primer here and the trailer:

Please let us know if you’ll be watching, and share your thoughts on the hashtag, or if you’re in Cambridge and would like to attend in person.

Future Friday I: Automation and the Future of Work – 26th October 2018

ANNOUNCING FUTURE FRIDAYS  A civil society based in Cambridge, a community of practitioners and thinkers working around the intersections of technology, ethics, and society. A small group of us in Cambridge felt that, across the world, technology’s rapid advance and adoption is having profound implications for democracy, society, and freedom. As a …