Posts from May 2017

Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Persuasion in the Attention Economy

Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Persuasion in the Attention Economy

James Williams

James Williams won the inaugural Nine Dots Prize with his entry Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Persuasion in the Attention Economy. Here are some sample extracts from his 3,000-word response to the question 'Are digital technologies making politics impossible?'.

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Posted: Wednesday 31 May 2017


Oxford student and former Google employee wins inaugural $100,000 Nine Dots Prize

Oxford student and former Google employee wins inaugural $100,000 Nine Dots Prize

35-year-old James Williams, a doctoral candidate researching design ethics at Oxford University, was announced yesterday as the inaugural winner of the US$100,000 Nine Dots Prize.

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Posted: Wednesday 31 May 2017


About the Nine Dots Prize

About the Nine Dots Prize

The Nine Dots Prize is a new prize for creative thinking that tackles contemporary societal issues. Read more about the Prize and its funder, the Kadas Foundation.

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Posted: Wednesday 31 May 2017


Hitler and the Nazis were High on Drugs – a Theory for the Age of ‘Alternative Facts’

Hitler and the Nazis were High on Drugs – a Theory for the Age of ‘Alternative Facts’

Sir Richard J Evans

Sir Richard Evans, Director of the Conspiracy and Democracy Project at CRASSH, on his review of Norman Ohler’s book Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany.

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Posted: Tuesday 30 May 2017


The Third Space: Sarah Turner’s Public House

The Third Space: Sarah Turner’s Public House

Yvonne Salmon

An essay on Sarah Turner’s documentary film, Public House, written by The Alchemical Landscape convenor Yvonne Salmon.

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Posted: Friday 26 May 2017


Crossroads of Knowledge in Chicago

Crossroads of Knowledge in Chicago

Rachel E. Holmes

At the end of March, hundreds of early modernists converged on Chicago for the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting 2017, among them the team from the ERC-funded project Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: The Place of Literature.

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Posted: Wednesday 10 May 2017