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What gives me hope for computing education for sustainability?

November 20, 2016

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Here’s a little thing I wrote for a special topic in Interactions: Computing Education for Sustainability – What gives me hope? Here is a page view version, or via its doi. http://mags.acm.org/interactions/november_december_2016?pg=46#pg46

Interviewed…

September 5, 2016

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I was interviewed by Bill Tomlinson for the University of California online course, “ICS 5: Global Disruption and Information Technology”, here it is:

Little things that multiply to create positive system change for sustainability

April 11, 2016

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Here’s my lecture from late last year to Dunedin U3A’s lecture series on Climate Change, organised by SCAN, the Senior Climate Action Network.   Here is the whole playlist.

#Gaik 2025 (another go at 2025 abstract)

February 11, 2015

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Prompted by this request, here’s a second go at an abstract for a 2025 critical computing conference (shorter than this one). Precursors and implications of #Gaiak’s holistic Ecological Computing Manifesto In this paper, we analyse the precursors and implications of #Gaiak’s holistic Ecological Computing Manifesto. This manifesto stemmed from #Gaiak’s reputation as an ecohacker with […]

#Gaik 2025 (first go at 2025 abstract)

January 19, 2015

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Prompted by this request, here’s my first go at an abstract for a 2025 critical computing conference.  (the editors rightly say that it is too long and not scientific enough so another one on the way). This paper reviews the work of the celebrated ecohacker artist known only as #Gaiak. Beginning in 2015 with individual […]

2025 fictional abstracts – role of computing in sustainable development

December 11, 2014

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This is such an interesting challenge.  Ten years is within research horizons, close enough not to get distracted by hoverboards but far enough away to think outside the box.   I’m going for a positive vision, then trying to work out the steps to get there.  Imagining all my current research has bourne fruit is […]

Ethics and sustainability

October 5, 2014

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A student asks a great question: Why does the Polytechnic focus on a sustainable viewpoint in everything it does, rather than an ethical one? We spend a few weeks discussing ethics in Software Engineering, but acting ethically and in the interests of society is a cultural shift, not academic knowledge. Surely sustainable practices would flow […]