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  1. Four Thousand Weeks: Time management for mortals — Oliver Burkeman (York Ideas)

    The average human lifespan is absurdly, insultingly brief. Assuming you live to be 80, you have just over 4,000 weeks.

    Nobody needs telling there isn’t enough time. We’re obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, work-life balance, and the ceaseless struggle against distraction; and we’re deluged with advice on becoming more productive and efficient, and “life hacks” to optimise our days. But such techniques often end up making things worse.

    Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, award-winning Guardian columnist Oliver Burkeman delivers an entertaining, humorous, practical, and ultimately profound guide to time and time management.

    Join Oliver, the author of Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It, as he addresses the challenge of how best to use our 4,000 weeks.

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  2. Stephen Fry & Friends on the Life of Christopher Hitchens

    In this historic event, Stephen Fry, Richard Dawkins, Salman Rushdie, Sean Penn and other friends of Christopher Hitchens came together to celebrate the life and work of this great writer, iconoclast and debater. Fry was joined on stage at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall by Richard Dawkins and the two discussed Hitch’s unflinching commitment to the truth.

    Hollywood actor Sean Penn was beamed in from LA by Google+ and, between cigarette puffs, read from Hitch’s acclaimed work, The Trial of Henry Kissinger. Five friends of Hitch spoke via satellite in New York: satirist Christopher Buckley and editor Lewis Lapham mused on Hitch’s prowess as a journalist. ‘Like a pot of gold’, said Lapham. Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie and James Fenton delighted the audience with stories of Hitchens as a young man. Rushdie drew roars of laughter when he recounted a word game invented by Amis and Hitchens where the word ‘love’ is replaced with ‘hysterical sex’. Particular favourites included Hysterical Sex in the Time of Cholera and Hysterical Sex Is All You Need.

    Watching the event with Hitch at his bedside in Texas, Hitch’s wife Carol and novelist Ian McEwan provided an email commentary. ‘His Rolls Royce mind is still purring beautifully’, typed McEwan.

    The event was watched live by 2500 at the venue, and …

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  3. Green Hills, White Houses: Brian O’Connell on Architecture and Politics

    Noted Irish architect Brian O’Connell takes us on a fascinating journey from a townhouse in 17th century Kilkenny where important principles of parliamentary democracy were first formulated to the steps of the US Capitol, with several stops at architectural shrines along the way.

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  4. Cennydd Bowles: Future Ethics

    Technology was never neutral; its social, political, and moral impacts have become painfully clear. But the stakes will only get higher as connected cameras will watch over the city, algorithms oversee society’s most critical decisions, and transport, jobs, and even war will become automated. The tech industry hasn’t yet earned the trust these technologies demand.

    Drawing on years of research for his new book Future Ethics, designer Cennydd Bowles will illuminate the moral challenges that lie ahead for technologists, and discuss how practitioners and companies can create more thoughtful, ethical products for future generations.

    https://frontendunited.com/

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  5. Cennydd Bowles - Keynote: Ethics In The AI Age - #WIAD17 - @cennydd

    World Information Architecture Day - Manchester 2017 Recorded on 18th February 2017

    Keynote: Ethics In The AI Age - Cennydd Bowles

    Over the next two decades, connected products will demand an unprecedented amount of user trust. Technologists and designers will ask the public for yet more of their attention, more of their data, more of their lives. AIs will know users’ deepest secrets. Co-operating devices will automate security and safety. Autonomous vehicles will even make life-or-death decisions for passengers.

    But ours is an industry still unwilling to grapple with the ethical, social, and political angles of our futures. We mistakenly believe that technology is neutral; that inert objects cannot have moral characteristics. And so we make embarrassing blunders – racist chatbots, manipulative research, privacy violations – that undermine trust and harm those we should help.

    This is a dangerous trajectory. We urgently need a deeper ethical dialogue about emerging technology, and design’s role within it.

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    In collaboration with NUX (Northern User Experience) and Manchester Metropolitan University, the first Manchester World IA Day event was held on 18th February 2017.

    http://2017.worldiaday.org/location/manchester-united-kingdom

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  6. Building Better Worlds - Cennydd Bowles [Camp Digital 2019]

    At Camp Digital 2019, Cennydd Bowles, reveals how tech workers and companies can mobilise for change, bringing ethics into the heart of their practice, and making technology more responsible, more just, and more democratic. Better worlds are possible, if we wish them.

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  7. “Universal access to public services” Brian O’Connell

    “Universal access to public services” Brian O’Connell, B.Arch. BL FRIAI RIBA, Architect, Director, O’Connell Mahon Architects This presentation is from the National Disability Authority’s “Making public services accessible and employing people with disabilities” conference on 27th June, 2012. The morning sessions focused on accessible public services, and the afternoon session on employment of people with disabilities in the public sector. If you have any accessibility issues with this video, please contact us at accessofficer@nda.ie

    We will add a transcription here soon.

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