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#Unplugging > Beyond hyper-connected societies

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Technology is never neutral, it has the potential and capacity to be used socially and politically for quite different purposes, argued Raymond Williams in 1983. Indeed, recently we both watched #HER[1], the newest movie by the filmmaker Spike Jonze, and we realised that this hyper-connected future is already not either as neutral or as far away from our current human interactions. Are we already living at present in such hyperconnected societies and cities as Jonze describes in his film? It ...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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SAME
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Author
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0000-0002-4269-830X
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Regional Studies Association
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COMPAS
Publication date:
2014-05-06
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2014-05-06
Event title:
Unplugging Workshop (TORCH)
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English
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1119286
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pubs:1119286
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2020-07-16

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