Political and economic power-holders will strive for a return to pre-pandemic ‘normality’.
Privacy regulation can’t keep pace with the supersystems collecting, analyzing and using personal data.
When urban spaces work well they are highly social spaces. How do we safely manage them and people’s fears about mingling when ‘being together but apart’ is the norm?
With people staying in, the world around them is becoming more quiet. In one Canadian city, natural sounds are being heard more often.
Temporary and tactical urbanism offers simple, low-cost solutions to make streets and other public spaces both safe and sociable during this time of physical distancing.
COVID-19 has upturned uses of public spaces that we took for granted. Will shifts in the regulation of these spaces lead to a change in thinking about who “owns” the city?
Framing the fight against coronavirus as a spiritual war may stem from a shared sense of discomfort about an adversary without discernible conscience; an impersonal demon.
Cities can learn from past pandemics to see how communities and lifestyles are shaped by outbreaks.
While preliminary tests indicate user data isn’t being sent to the government, a publicly-available source code is needed to ensure the app’s transparency.
With a threatening virus sweeping the world, research efforts across sectors have ground to a halt. But one thing is clear: the non-scientific community has never valued research more.
The UK has acted tactically to avert disaster – the basic problem has not been solved and there is no exit in sight. But there is a long-term prospect of things changing for the better.
Releasing the young from the lockdown first will produce a number of fatalities that is far smaller in the long run than those from any general release of the population.
Most attacks happen without a victim even realizing it. And you’re not ‘safe’ just because your device is in sleep mode or hibernation.
As the pandemic moves us indoors, it’s time to reconsider our understanding of ‘screen time’ – especially since we’re relying on our devices now more than ever.
Religious communities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide meaning and help in a time of uncertainty
We live in the time of the ‘quantified self’. This means we’re constantly under pressure to use technology to ‘optimise’ ourselves, and may be why many people view gaming as a ‘waste of time’.
Family violence issues are likely to be exacerbated by the COVID-10 pandemic. Lockdown can especially affect women and children who may wish to escape an abusive relationship or receive support.