Technology

Novara: new media for a different politics October 2015

Novara Media are currently fundraising £10,000 to expand their efforts to help transform the media landscape. Andrew Dolan interviewed Novara co-founder Aaron Bastani about new media, insurgent politics and what the future holds for Novara

Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future by Paul Mason October 2015

Hilary Wainwright reviews Paul Mason's latest book and questions how far information technology is leading us towards a post-capitalist economy

Digital labour: Wages for crowdwork October 2015

Byron Peters is an artist and writer who has produced collaborative art pieces to tell the story of resistance movements centred on digital labour. He spoke to Jenny Nelson about online activism and the hidden labour behind digital life

Open source energy October 2013

Open source technology could play an important role in the shift towards energy democracy. Some pioneers are already leading the way, reports Kim Bryan

Allende’s socialist internet September 2013

Leigh Phillips tells the story of Cybersyn, Chile’s experiment in non-centralised economic planning which was cut short by the 1973 coup

Genius and the soil May 2013

State and corporate interests have sought to crack down on the power to share information digitally. But could the new technologies point towards a more democratic model of creativity, asks Jonathan Gray

Bosses: want to know who’ll join the union? There’s an app for that! April 2012

Imagine an app that would tell bosses which of his workers was most likely to want to join a union. Leigh Phillips writes on the creepier side of new technologies

History in the making January 2012

Kate Webb reads Paul Mason's "Why it’s Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions" (Verso)

Egypt: Ammar 404 April 2011

The internet and the Arab uprisings. By Zahera Harb

Viral spirals September 2010

Marco Berlinguer explores the growing movements for free culture

My activist Second Life February 2009

'Virtual' activism and protest are not geeky or trivial, argues Neil Scott, but an important tool in modern communications and politics. The left has a lot to lose if it doesn't acknowledge their potential

Technological alternatives January 2009

Michel Bauwens points to the importance of the possibilities for co-operative, peer-to-peer production opened up by new technologies

The commons, the state and transformative politics December 2007

Hilary Wainwright examines how new technology and new forms of organisation are coming together to transform the left and labour movements, political representation and democracy

Pick up a penguin July 2007

The Linux open-source computer operating system isn't just for geeks. Dave Sambrook explains how to try out the free alternative to Microsoft Windows

Google for it? June 2007

Dear Auntie, As a seasoned internet activist I regularly give my friends a hard time for using Google. Its 'don't be evil' motto doesn't seem to have helped Chinese web users, who now face censored searches, while its CIA links are well-known. Only one problem: I have a secret addiction to Skype. Does this make me a hypocrite? Activista, Gerrard's Cross, Buckinghamshire

The end of the internet? November 2006

The way the internet works at the moment, you can access a blog by an anti-war teenager from Utah on an equal footing with the website of the US defence department. But all that could change if some of the big internet service providers get their way. Leigh Phillips warns of the threat to the internet as we know it

The Race for Nanoland September 2006

Is 'grey goo' about to eat the planet? Probably not, but there are real dangers with the development of nanotechnology that are not being addressed.

Open source and free software top 10 November 2005

www.mozilla.org Download the popular Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email package www.openoffice.org The best alternative to Microsoft Office www.limewire.org Sharing millions of music, video and other files www.gimp.org Powerful image manipulation software audacity.sourceforge.net Edit and record your own music and remixes fedora.redhat.com One of the most popular versions of the Linux operating system www.mamboserver.com Award-winning […]

The future is geek November 2005

Why pay out good money to Microsoft and the big corporations when you can get the computer software you need for free? Derek Wall hails the open source revolutionaries

Information super-highwaymen November 2004

Corporate elites are using repressive and subversive methods to silence legitimate, independent media networks.

Spin your own web November 2004

Need to build a website but can't be bothered with all that coding malarkey? Then relax - this handy guerilla guide shows the way to cut corners and still get your point across on the web

Inquiry urged into university biotech links July 2003

The UK's largest collective of independent scientists is calling for an urgent inquiry into the links between the biotechnology industry and leading academic institutions.






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