Hostile Environment Book Launch with Maya Goodfellow

Hostile Environment Book Launch with Maya Goodfellow

Join us for the Bristol book launch of Maya Goodfellow’s ‘Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats’. As refugees drowned in the Mediterranean, the UK Government proudly announced that the aim of its immigration policy was to create a ‘hostile environment’ for undocumented immigrants. Despite study after study confirming that immigration is not damaging the economy or putting a strain on public services, migrants continue to be blamed for all the UK’s ills. How did we get here?

The Twittering Machine: Bristol Launch w/ Richard Seymour

The Twittering Machine: Bristol Launch w/ Richard Seymour

In surrealist artist Paul Klee’s The Twittering Machine, the bird-song of a diabolical machine acts as bait to lure humankind into a pit of damnation. Leading political writer and broadcaster Richard Seymour argues that this is a chilling metaphor for our relationship with social media. Through journalism, psychoanalytic reflection and insights from users, developers, security experts and others, Seymour probes the human side of the machine, asking what we’re getting out of it, and what we’re getting into.

Data rights, workers rights and the gig economy

Data rights, workers rights and the gig economy

Bristol Transformed and Open Rights Group Bristol present an evening of thought provoking talks on data rights, workers rights and the gig economy. After individual contributions from James Farrar, Lina Dencik and Alex Wood, we will have a panel discussion with opportunity for questions from the audience.