Manic Year

  Fab Lab London – open and very busy   Fab Lab London has opened with a bang. Ande and I opened the door on 19 th September and have had twelve insane weeks of busyness. Some highlights…..   1.     Over 2,000 people have been through Fab Lab London, and our numbers are increasing each week 2.     Hosted high profile visits from 10 Downing Street, Cabinet Office, Two FTSE 100 boards, TechCity, overseas ministers and majors 3.     Been covered in many media and outlets including Wired and London Tonight 4.     Had a wide range of kids and schools visit the lab and deliver classes and education 5.     Run over 30 events in the lab from private corporate strategy and innovation sessions to public crafts and creative 6.     Increased the machine and tools from opening to include milling, lathe, drills, vinyl cutter, CNC milling, engraving, grinding, saws and much more 7.     Welcomed Intel into one of the rooms to run a schools project from the lab 8.     Staffed up with a core team of

Fab Lab London opens in the City

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now to work out why @larryellison followed me


reset the Web - Taking back privacy and blocked government surveillance. #anniversary #snowden


why Net Neutrality is so important ....


So you think you know why you do things ? Does your digital footprint reveal something we don't want to face up to?

We humans set a premium on our own free will and independence ... and yet there's a shadowy influence we might not be considering. As science writer Ed Yong explains in this fascinating, hilarious and disturbing talk, parasites have perfected the art of manipulation to an incredible degree. So are they influencing us? It's more than likely. Love the challenge and what data might tell us that we don't want to know. 

Legal aspects of digital data, thinking about data ownership

Alexander Duisberg Partner @ Bird Bird, talks to the legal aspects of exploiting big data and lists his top tips for private and   public sector. He talks to : data ownership as a concept [ personally I am not sure anyone can own data, however there are rights and responsibilities] and no jurisdiction has a fully developed concept of data ownership to date. privacy aspect of data  understanding what data you own and how it affects your customers’ privacy. licensing implications when buying or selling data and the issues of making data anonymous.