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Can the Professions Serve the Public Good?

As we enter a citizen-powered age, we are increasingly debating the role of our trusted intermediaries: the professions. Martin Martinoff FRSA explores how the realities of the information age are affecting the role of professions and auditing in particular.

RSA Animate – The Power of Networks

In this RSA Animate, Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex modern world.

Digital media and urban spaces

Barbara Anderson FRSA argues that we all share a responsibility to shape how technologies shape our lives

Should we ban twitter or praise it?

Thomas Neumark argues the focus should be on understanding the power social networks themselves.

Attention! Putting the form in information

Jonathan Rowson shares his thoughts on James Gleick’s talk about information and its role in communication

RSA Animate – The Internet in Society: Empowering and Censoring Citizen?

Does the internet actually inhibit, not encourage democracy? In this new RSA Animate adapted from a talk given in 2009, Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on ‘cyber-utopianism’ – the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely empancipatory role in global politics.

Exposing some idealistic myths about freedom and technology (during Iran’s ‘twitter revolution’ fewer than 20,000 Twitter users actually took part), Evgeny argues for some realism about the actual uses and abuses of the internet.

WikiLeaks and the media

The internet is a facilitator of anarchy and rebellion and must be preserved as such, argues Nick Brace FRSA.

Back to the drawing board

Creative entrepreneurs need access to learning opportunities to embrace the latest technology, suggests Jane Gosney FRSA

Jaron Lanier: admirable apostate of the digital revolution

The virtual reality pioneer turned digital dissenter has delivered one of the first analyses of digital culture worth criticising, suggests Nico Macdonald