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Since the first lockdown in March 2020, we have considered our online presence. Along with considering our ‘Digital Ethics’ (see our Counter Cloud action plan), there were also many functionality and practical issues to be dealt with.  We came to some conclusions; for example, we look a little tired and outdated; our online offer is confused;

Counter Cloud


How could a digital practice become more ethical? And what does it mean to say “Digitally Ethical”? NEoN invited The Institute for Technology in the Public Interest (TITiPi) [1] to “audit” their daily computational operations, with a view to imagine other environmental and socially “just” digital practices, as part of a rethinking of their internal

2021 Round-up


It’s already February, can you believe it? We are working on our plans for 2022, however we thought we would take a moment to reflect on last year’s programme. In 2021, NEoN was hard at work behind the scenes of our Wired Women* programme. Our public programme of events was much more focused this year,

Bread, Roses, Coal, Water and the Ecosexual Position


Galen, a physician in ancient Rome, has been credited in attesting that “bread is food for the body, but flowers are food for the mind.” A version of Galen’s claim became a trade unionist call to action and reflection in the early 20th Century. The assertion that there must be “Bread for all, and roses

New Work by SIRI BLACK & MARION CARRE


ALGORITHMIC ENCOUNTERS – SIRI BLACK  MACHINIC PERCEPTIONS – MARION CARRé  AS PART OF THE RESIDENCY: New Form of Togetherness Artists Siri Black and Marion Carré are presenting the outcome of their residency ‘New Forms of Togetherness’ at The Briggait in Glasgow. Considering machine learning systems and real-world experiences, artists Siri Black and Marion Carré will present

CODED BIAS & the Algorithmic Justice League


Back in March 2021, we screened the documentary CODED BIAS, distributed by Women Make Movies. We also had the pleasure to host a Q&A with the film’s director Shalini Kantayya. We have recently received an update from Women Make Movies sharing the activities of the Algorithmic Justice League (AJL), founded by Joy Buolamwini that featured

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