How do you feel about the world we are creating right now? What were your thoughts when the #PRISM news hit the headlines and Edward Snowden appeared in your browser saying these words?.. "If living unfreely but comfortably is something you’re willing to accept, and I think many of us are, it’s the human nature, you can get up every day, you can go to work, you can collect your large paycheck … [Read more...] about Are we finally living in 1984?
Eric Arthur Blair
On the 2nd of May this year I took a walk from Manchester into Salford with Dr John Perivolaris. (Here is a conversation we had on the way.) listen to ‘Walking into Salford’ on Audioboo We were heading to see David Dunnico's Exhibition entitled '1984 Looks Like This' currently showing at Salford Museum and Art Gallery until the 1st of July. I first met Manchester based David Dunnico at a … [Read more...] about 1984 Looks Like This
Once again it's June the 25th. I spent most of the day doing the same thing I did this time last year and this time the year before last.. I had a picnic at the Grave of Eric Arthur Blair aka George Orwell. Today is his birthday and for the last couple of years I've met with Dr John Perivolaris to pay our respects to the great writer and talk about the years events around surveillance and civil … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday George Orwell
Back on June the 25th, for the second year running myself and Dr John Perivolaris, visited George Orwell's grave for his birthday. This year we were accompanied by Phil Campbell and Brian Jones and as we picnicked in honour of Eric Arthur Blair, we also discussed our ever diminishing civil liberties, asking what is public and wondering If George Orwell could ever have known that it would not be … [Read more...] about Episode 44 – Kiss Privacy Goodbye
[Please join us every year on the 25th of June at Orwell's grave. Ping @Documentally] This year (2013) it's a Tuesday! Let's discuss civil liberties, CCTV, privacy and surveillance in the company of Orwell. [this blog post was written 2008] The annual meeting at Orwell's grave started in 2007. Whilst on Twitter I mentioned in passing that I was thinking about holding a social media picnic at … [Read more...] about Social Media Picnic