Academic paywalls mean publish and perish – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

On Friday last week I got round to uploading this material on to slideshare. It is a seminar presentation on Open Access and Open Source that criticises the current publishing and teaching systems' dependence on market based models which lock our work away into silos of inaccessibility. Today I read this opinion piece on Al... Continue Reading →

The Future of Cities: three scenarios for urban futures

Here's another piece of futures thinking (from the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities) which I came across whilst doing some lecture preparation. The three scenarios are: Gulliver's World Massive socio-technical revolution Triumph of the Triads Presently South African cities seem to be caught somewhere between the first and last scenarios. Perhaps it is... Continue Reading →

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