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Allan Young, Scottish Green Party Cllr

BY ALLAN YOUNG
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Allan Young is a Green Party councillor for Govan. He is the Glasgow Greens spokesperson on the economy and workforce and sits on the City Administration Committee. Allan’s background is in campaigning, policy and research around a range of issues including human rights, refugees and antipoverty work. He lives in Ibrox with his wife Rachael and his two cats.

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Still Not Quite Studio

BY STILL NOT QUITE STUDIO
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Still Not Quite is a fictional online marketplace for objects and ideas from plausible futures. SNQ team believes that the design of the future of objects and services should be as democratic as possible and aims to open the possibility to explore the future to a larger public. To do this Still Not Quite aims to collaborate with communities, organisations and institutions and explore future issues close to their area of expertise. Their research is made public via a fictional online department store, where it is possible to browse through products from different futures they collaboratively explored.

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Sophia Grant, Skills Development Scotland

BY SOPHIA GRANT
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Over the last two years Sophia Grant has been working in the Service Design and Innovation Directorate at Skills Development Scotland to define the skills that Scotland’s people will need to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution, and to consider how these skills will be embedded in SDS’s apprenticeship qualifications. Before arriving in Scotland, Sophia worked for the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs where she applied human-centred design to transform public services relating to passports, citizenship and births, deaths and marriages.

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Brian Weaver, Impact Hub Inverness

BY BRIAN WEAVER
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Brian Weaver’s previous paid employment includes drug sales, money lender, and cowboy. In his fifties he managed the Business Starts programme for Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and in his sixties he fronted HISEZ, which gives business advice to social enterprises, while managing to be a profitable, not-for-profit business in its own right. Impact Hub Inverness continues the work of HISEZ, but also provides a small co-working space with 100 partners world-wide. Brian didn’t predict the fax, the computer or the mobile phone, and doesn’t have a clue about what will come next.

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Oscar McKay

BY OSCAR MCKAY
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Oscar McKay is a recent graduate of GSA’s product design course and fascinated in speculating on what’s going to come next. In his dissertation, he explored how life will be for casual workers in the future. His Pecha Kucha will focus on the social change required for a better future relationship to un-employment.

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Cleo Goodman, Citizen's Basic Income Network Scotland

BY CLEO GOODMAN
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland are a charity supporting the Basic Income movement in Scotland. We work with a network of Basic Income advocates - providing training and a platform for discussion. We lend our expertise to government and share the stories of people who would benefit from a Basic Income.

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GIGLY

BY JOHN MCHUGH
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

John McHhugh introduces and talks about his business Gigly. As well as the issues of automation in the workplace of the future and his ideas on handling them through technology.

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Chris Speed, Edinburgh College of Art

BY CHRIS SPEED
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Chris Speed is Chair of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh where he collaborates with a wide variety of partners to explore how design provides methods to adapt, and create products and services with a networked society. He is especially favours trangressive design interventions, to help identify and promote the values we care about most, including the design for the blockchain, an application for sham marriages, and an SMS platform for shoplifting. Chris is co-editor of the journal Ubiquity and co-directs the Design Informatics Research Centre that is home to a combination of researchers working across the fields of interaction design, temporal design, anthropology, software engineering and digital architecture, as well as the PhD, MA/MFA and MSc and Advanced MSc programmes.

 

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Robots Are Eating The World, And That’s a Good Thing

BY FRANK RAMEY
@ VOL 26 ON FEB 08, 2018

Frank Ramey is obsessed with automating as much of life as he can. He believes that more people should embrace automation of the mundane so that they can focus on what they enjoy doing. Frank shows one simple way to automate the hassle of having to remember sending out birthday cards. Zero code with free to use tools available to anyone. 

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Simplification through Automation

BY NAMRATA MAHESH KUMAR
@ VOL 40 ON MAY 10, 2019

In the times when doing repeated tasks can affect productivity and time management, automation can be used to simplify and accomplish tasks faster.

Namrata Mahesh Kumar shares her experience in the software industry, where she learnt how things can be simplified in daily life with minimum software skills.

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IT for Education

Alexey Dubinsky, a teacher from Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy, presented in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education his view on the development of education and shared experience in this field. Educational portal DMA was established and is functioning, online counseling and feedback from teachers in Skype and Facebook is being developed for medical students. There is an active digitization of content, useful for gaining knowledge in the medical field, and such systems as Moodle and Digital Health are being mastered. Most valuable assets are people and great attention should be paid to automation in healthcare industry that never stands still. Alexey Dubinsky urged not to throw away old and unwanted computers and transfer them to the needs of the Medical Academy for professional development of future doctors.