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The Internets Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz was gifted from a young age with computers, indicative of an extremely bright child. Swartz was an avid reader of encyclopedias and really anything he could lay his hands on. However, he became bored with school from a young age, as his priority focussed solely on computers. He was a key component in the creation of RSS, a family of web feed formats vital in the frequent publishing of updated works, such as; blog entries, news headlines, audio and video in a standardised format. His colleagues working on the project were astounded when they found out the fact that Swartz was merely fourteen years old during his contribution to this project.

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Secluded Series

As part of our Secluded Series, this week under the spotlight is the docuseries Rotten. Rotten provides a snapshot of a plethora of global issues and subsequent impacts felt globally by citizens, such as bottled water, wine, chocolate and many more commodities industries…A simple yet incredibly important question posed to the viewer is: whose water is it? This is evidently an underlying theme throughout this episode.

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Secluded Series: The Great Hack

Cambridge Analytica became the ‘poster child’ illustrating the bad faith actors encompassed within the murky side of social media prior to the 2016 United States presidential election. In summary, ‘The Great Hack’ focuses on the power of data and analyses Cambridge Analytica’s control and impact via social media on political elections globally.

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Secluded Series: Fire In The Blood – Medicine – Monopoly – Malice

Our monthly review ‘Secluded’ will discuss a documentary that falls under our (Solutionism) remit in relation to politics, economics or social issues. Fire In The Blood primarily focuses on the way in which, western pharmaceutical companies utilised patent laws subsequently this prevented some of the worlds poorest from accessing life saving HIV/AIDS treatments. FITB examines the Western reaction and response to the developing world’s AIDS crisis in the 90s, which the film’s website proclaims “the crime of the century,”

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Secluded: The Prison Industrial Complex – 13th documentary –

 – Prison Industrial Complex – 13th – Netflix original documentary review – Our monthly review ‘Secluded’ will discuss a documentary that falls under our (Solutionism) remit in relation to politics, economics or social issues. The title of this documentary refers to the 13th amendment in the American constitution, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, in […]

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