Simulating Patriarchy: Problematizing The Girl Guides

By Jodie Knapp  This post gives a feminist attention to the institution of the Girl Guides and further explores the wider impact that this has on shaping a woman’s outlook on acceptable female behaviour in society. Geographers are interested in how ‘simulations’ train our bodies for future roles (Cartes and Torres 2013). Children are a…

Headline reaction: ‘UK war-games cyber attack on Moscow’

By Andreas Haggman It is not every day your thesis topic makes front-pages headlines, so when the Sunday Times leader on 7 October 2018 read ‘UK war-games cyber attack on Moscow’, I naturally took notice. In short, the article states that the UK has ‘war-gamed’ (more on vocabulary later) using cyber capabilities to turn out the lights…

Greenland and Estonia mark new collaborative partnership “Pitu”: a possible pathway to digitising independence?

At a recent conference held in Nuuk, Greenland, a new agreement/partnership was announced between the Greenlandic government and Estonian company Cybernetica that may signal a crucial progression in the digitisation (and thus, maybe, independence) of Greenland in the coming years ahead.  The agreement will see Cybernetica – a leader in e-government solutions – develop and…

Terminator 7: The End of Enlightenment

By Marcel Armour Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. Henry Kissinger was on the verge of skipping that session – it lay outside his usual concerns (history and occasional practical statesmanship) – but the beginning of the presentation held him in his seat.…