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Blockchain – Hype or Hope?
n this episode of the Tech for Good report hosted by Peter Day, we'll explore whether the blockchain is hype or real hope. Hear from our guests, who are all looking at the transformative powers of the blockchain and let us know your thoughts over at techforgood.global.
Technology to support young people
This is the second episode of the Tech for Good Report with Peter Day, a podcast series about people and enterprises using technology for good supported by Bethnal Green Ventures.
The Tech for Good Report - Episode 1
Welcome to the first episode of the Tech for Good report with Peter Day, a podcast series about people and enterprises using technology for good supported by Bethnal Green Ventures.
The annual UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) will be held in Paris this year, it’s the 21st UN Climate Summit and this year they (once again) hope to come to a new international agreement to minimise global warming. Feeling deluded by the failed attempts at agreeing on very much over 20 years – in which time C02 emissions have doubled – instead of a COP, OuiShare and Open State banded together to propose a different type of meeting, a Proof of Concept (POC): “a proof of concept of the disruptive impact that collaborative production, open source and the maker movement can have on mainstreaming the means of sustainable living."
Tech for Good: Ben Vickers - Digital nomads
Ben Vickers is a curator, writer, network analyst, technologist and self described luddite. Currently Curator of Digital at the Serpentine Galleries, he co-runs LIMAZULU project space, and is a founding member of unMonastery, a new civically minded social space based on contemporary monastic principles.
In the first of a two-part interview, Jo Barratt talks to Ben about Digital Nomadism. Economic nomadism of one kind or another has been the norm for humans for much of the the last million years which may seem surprising. Ben discusses the reasons he chooses not to rent or own a home why he and others are choosing to adopt this lifestyle.
Produced by Jo Barratt
Music by Chris Zabriskie
Tech for Good: Ben Vickers - UnMonestary
This is the second in a mini-series of interviews curator and technologist Ben Vickers. Last time, we chatted with ben about his experience living nomadically. In this episode we are concentrate on the UnMonestary Project.
The unMonastery is a place-based social innovation is aimed at addressing the interlinked needs of empty space, unemployment and depleting social services by embedding committed, skilled individuals within communities that could benefit from their presence. Developed in collaboration with EdgeRyders, UnMonestary It is an EU funded project that aims to challenge existing dependency chains and economic fictions and it had now developed into an international, community-run social enterprise.
In this Podcast Jo Barratt talks to Ben about the aims of the project, how an ancient monastic tradition is updated for current age and where the project is headed.