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Optimised for Fake News

08 Sep 2017 |  Article, Essay, Fake news, The Cube

Article written for The Cube Magazine, showing the obvious line of thinking that has lead to fake news on the internet.

Why I hate Email

21 Nov 2016 |  

TL;DR – email is fundamentally insecure, distracting, and cumbersome, and here’s why…

The Trolly problem is not a synonym for autonomous cars

25 Sep 2016 |  Autonomous cars, Essay

Essay outlining why the Trolly Problem is problematic when used in relation to Autonomous Vehicles.

Autonomy and Monopoly

12 Sep 2016 |  Autonomous cars, Monopoly

An essay concerning the future of autonoumous cars and monopoly - Illustrations by Nicholas Willsher, part of my series on Autonomous Cars.

The Machine Ethics podcast

29 Jun 2016 |  Website, Podcast

New podcast hosted by myself interviewing people about Machine Ethics. Available today on itunes

Working with HTTPS/2 for web designers

01 Jun 2016 |  Article, Website, Https2

In this article I test HTTPS/2 on my own server running NGINX, look at some new stuff in the protocol, run some tests on a live site, and come back with my findings on speed.

Processwire tutorials for Tuts+

18 Jan 2016 |  Tutorial, Code

List and summary of te recent tutorials I've written for Tuts+ about Processwire

Problems on the Blockchain

12 Dec 2015 |  Article

Brief look at some of Blockchain technologies issues for democracy and the environment

Ethics and Algorithms

26 May 2015 |  Article, Lecture

Talk for Digital Shoreditch #DS2015 on Machine Ethics

Recent Eulergy interviews and articles

03 Nov 2014 |  Eulergy, Article, Interview

Articles about Eulergy, collaboration and start-ups written by the press or articles I've written

Making Horton-Stephens.com

09 Oct 2014 |  Code, Tutorial

Logic and coding used in the Horton-Stephens.com website

Coding for kids

25 Jun 2014 |  Lecture, Games, Lessons, School, STEM

Some resources and thoughts from my recent STEM Ambassabor program

Why I choose Processwire CMS

18 Jun 2014 |  CMS, Article

Why do I choose to use Processwire Content Management System over any other CMS? This article explores that choice.

NEW PORTFOLIO WEBSITE

04 Jun 2014 |  Website

New portfolio website for myself - here's how I made it...

Social Enterprise talk at Edinburgh University

02 Feb 2014 |  Video, Lecture, Eulergy, Business

18 minute talk on setting up a business, eulergy.com, social enterprise and working at Virgin

From the Internet to 3D Printing

19 Nov 2013 |  Video, Lecture

Lecture recorded at Virgin. A short overview of various currently technology trends and myths

My lessons on codecademy.com

26 Jun 2013 |  Code, Lessons

www.codecademy.com/benbyford

Let's make a game

19 Jun 2012 |  Code, Games

Our first #48hrGameDev - Challenge: one weekend, make a game

NEWinc

30 Nov 2010 |  Exhibition, ICCE

End of year show for ICCE students 2009-2010

Online Creative Networks paper

31 Oct 2010 |  Essay

Research paper into Online Creative Networks

Book of Tomorrow

27 Aug 2010 |  Essay, Books

Short essay concerning the future of books

Online Creative Networks - survey

13 Aug 2010 |  Survey

Survey from my OCN essay for my MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

How stereoscopic 3D is problematic

01 Aug 2010 |  3D, Essay

Short essay on the resurgence of 3D films

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