Space, Big Data and Privacy

Readers may be aware that as well as being interested in the sociology of education, I also have research interests in privacy, data protection and Big Data. I usually give consideration to how this impacts on children, young people, and schooling systems, but sometimes I work a little beyond these boundaries. Here is the transcript… Continue reading Space, Big Data and Privacy


The Colour of AI

A blog post about the next social revolution, where we reject AI anthropomorphism and attendant narrow-spectrum analysis suggesting we are all simply a wet form of computer, and start to establish what it means to be truly human.

Space, Big Data and Privacy

[As presented today at the Space Serving Humanity seminar, London Institute of Space Policy and Law and the UCL Space Domain] Technology moves very fast, sociology moves relatively slowly, and therefore it takes time to establish which questions are the most important to be answered in this era of change. Big Data and their relationship… Continue reading Space, Big Data and Privacy

Wild swimming and children

Fifty years ago, my village used to have a swimming platform by the River Cam so that local people could enjoy a quick swim surrounded by countryside. Young people used to go up there during the school summer holidays with their friends to sit on the grass and enjoy some fresh air and exercise. They… Continue reading Wild swimming and children