Geeks for Social Change

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Theory and practice towards a fairer world using research and technology.



UnTechCon is a one-day unconference about creating community digital autonomy, challenging big tech, and creating a future worth living in.

For some time now, we’ve been trying to figure out how to bring some of the exciting conversations that happen between the Geeks for Social Change Collective and our friends and collaborators to a wider audience.

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How we are going to transform the relationships between people, technology and place over the next two years, thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund

Working in an ambitious partnership with C2 Connecting Communities, Manchester School of Architecture, The Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, and half a dozen friends and allies, have collectively won £220,000 from the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

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The second episode of the GFSC podcast

David Hayward and Rachele Evaroa join Kim to talk about the infiltration of all our social lives by Facebook, and how things are probably worse for venues now than they were 10 years ago.

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By popular demand our first episode "How government technology limits who we can become" is out today

Mallory Moore, Zara Manoehoetoe, and Dr Kim Foale discuss technologies of state and empire that control our lives. With a special focus on UK trans legal status and lengthy prison sentences given to black teenagers for sending text messages in Manchester.

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