Gender washing: seven kinds of marketing hypocrisy about empowering women

By Rosie Walters At a time of so much focus on how women are held back and treated unfairly, corporations spend multiple millions telling us...
memes and mantras of a new generation of democracy protesters

Myanmar: memes and mantras of a new generation of democracy protesters

By Richard Dolan What do the internet memes Doge and Cheems, the Hollywood film franchise The Hunger Games, and a sachet of instant tea have in common? They...

What we can learn about risk from the COVID experience

By Geoff Mulgan Life is risky and tends to end in death, which makes it easy to become paranoid – about the food you eat,...
Tim Cook and Facebook

What You Need to Know About Tim Cook and Facebook

"If a business is built on misleading users on data exploitation, on choices that are no choices at all, then it does not deserve...
The X Factor

The X Factor: how the star-making formula show lost its shine

By Mike Jones The UK channel ITV has announced that it has no plans to continue The X Factor. In its 17 years on the air, the...

Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year

By Marie Helweg-Larsen This year’s World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has...

Beginners Guide to Pinterest Marketing

By Shristi Patni The social landscape has shifted and so have the social media algorithms. Pinterest is the most effective marketing tool.  People here are more...

Flawed human information processing, magic pipers and our conscience

By Bernard Yeung Fierce competition between dominant countries leads to accusatory narratives, creating intense but dysfunctional crowd emotions. Flawed human behaviour allows a big gap...
AI Surveillance

Watched Over by Machines: AI and Surveillance at Work

By Andreas Deppeler The recent transitions towards having company personnel working at home while remaining digitally connected have sometimes been portrayed as furthering the ideal...

Why every celebrity is suddenly obsessed with bitcoin

From A-list celebrities to social media personalities, the highly engaging nature of the bitcoin community is ever growing. It wasn’t until recent years that the...
9/11 Memorial

How 9/11 Changed Cinema

By Dr. Maria Flood and Michael C. Frank One of the most common responses to the events of September 11 2001, both among witnesses on...
Social media ‘likes’

Social media ‘likes’ change the way we feel about our memories – new research

By David Beer and Benjamin Jacobsen Memories are often considered very personal and private. Yet, in the past few years, people have got used to...
Mouna Traoré in ‘Brown Girl Begins’ (2017)

Afrofuturism and its Possibility of Elsewhere: The Power of Political Imagination

By Lina Nasr El Hag Ali Pay attention to the visions for the future put forward in today’s world by politicians, intellectuals and scientists: The development...
Multilingual conferences

Found in Translation: Multilingual conferences don’t need to face barriers to communication

If you’ve ever been in the audience for a conference or symposium, it’s likely you introduced yourself to fellow attendees at a break in...
Social Media

Social Media: Teenage Girls with Perfectionist Tendencies Need to Take Extra Care – Here’s...

By Marianne Etherson and Thomas Curran We all do it. Robot-like, we endlessly scroll through social media feeds. To an extent, we even go...