Born in 1951, academic and author Shoshana Zuboff earned a PhD in social psychology from Harvard and became one of the first tenured women at Harvard Business School. Since 2014 she has been writing about the role of big data and commercial surveillance in the digital era. Last year she published her third book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, which became a bestseller and has been described by Zadie Smith as “easily the most important book to be published this century”. 1. MusicDJ Shadow: Our Pathetic Age This is a powerful compilation of rap music featuring a range of amazing artists: people like Nas, Ghostface Killah, De La Soul. Many of the songs take aim at what I have called “surveillance capitalism” and its power to influence, degrade and control our feelings and behaviours. Many lyrics blaze with insight and the righteous outrage crucial to public awakening. The album names these hidden forces, assuring us that our sense of menace is not paranoia, … [Read more...] about On my radar: Shoshana Zuboff’s cultural highlights
BOY George is known and loved for being the flamboyant front man of Culture Club. And now the star is having a biopic made about his colourful life and career in the music industry. When is Boy George's biopic going to come out? Following the recent trend of 80's music legends having their life turned into a movie à la Elton John in the Rocketman and Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Boy George is having his career translated to the big screen in a Hollywood flick produced by Creed's Kevin King Templeton and his manager, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Paul Kemsley. The movie will also be directed by Sacha Gervasi - responsible for The Terminal and Hitchcock - who has said: "In the London clubs of the ‘80s, George was impossible to miss and everyone knew he would be a star long before the world had ever heard a note of Culture Club’s iconic songs."As you can imagine, George’s life story is wickedly entertaining, yet also poignant and inspiring. … [Read more...] about How old is Boy George, when will his film be released, what’s his real name and what are Culture Club’s biggest songs?
Along with more than 600 other fellow artists, we are announcing today that we will not engage in business-as-usual cultural relations with Israel. We will accept neither professional invitations to Israel, nor funding, from any institutions linked to its government. Since the summer war on Gaza, Palestinians have enjoyed no respite from Israel’s unrelenting attack on their land, their livelihood, their right to political existence. “2014,” says the Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem, was “one of the cruellest and deadliest in the history of the occupation.” The Palestinian catastrophe goes on. Israel’s wars are fought on the cultural front too. Its army targets Palestinian cultural institutions for attack, and prevents the free movement of cultural workers. Its own theatre companies perform to settler audiences on the West Bank – and those same companies tour the globe as cultural diplomats, in support of “Brand … [Read more...] about Letter: Over 100 artists announce a cultural boycott of Israel
The lack of women in prominent tech jobs is building a “life threatening” gender bias into apps and devices, the Culture Secretary will warn. Nicky Morgan is due to address tech executives in London today, telling them that sexist technology, which is built for men by men, is “making life harder for women” and can “lead to physical harm”. She will also call on social media giants to curb the “relentless harassment and abuse” that is driving women offline. The cabinet minister’s comments come after a survey by the entrepreneur organisation Tech Nation revealed that women make up only 19 percent of tech roles in the UK and account for only 23 percent of directors in the tech sector. Addressing a private meeting at the Reform think tank, Mrs Morgan will say the workforce imbalance means women are “not at the table” when key decisions are being made about new technology and artificial intelligence. She will say: … [Read more...] about Lack of women in tech leading to ‘life threatening’ bias in apps and devices, Culture Secretary to warn
Channel 10's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here has teased the details of the latest celebrity contestant set to enter the jungle. A video posted to Instagram on Thursday hinted at a 'TV presenter' before teasing that 'all would be revealed' when the show went to air on January 5. The video was captioned: 'How will this pop culture guru deal with being away from their family for so long?' Who could it be? I'm a Celeb hinted at the contestant being a 'TV presenter' before teasing that 'all would be revealed' when the show went to air on January 5. Pictured are hosts Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris One of the hints suggested the TV presenter 'spends a lot of time with their auntie'. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Grant Denyer drops a major hint he's going to star on I'm A... Why Lindsay Lohan WON'T be on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out... Former MasterChef judge Matt Preston undergoes a dramatic... Share this article Share The use of the word … [Read more...] about I’m a Celeb teases a ‘TV presenter pop culture guru’ will enter the jungle… after Grant Denyer hinted he could go on the show