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Paul Miller

Paulmiller
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+44 (0)20 8404 6994
Email
paul@paulmiller.org
Paul Miller is a Demos associate working with us on innovation, organisational change and democratic renewal.

Paul Miller is a Demos associate working with us on innovation, organisational change and democratic renewal.

He is co-author of a number of Demos reports:

Paul has worked with a wide range of partners from business, the public sector and the not-for-profit sectors. He’s an experienced public speaker and has written feature articles for a wide range of national and international publications including the FT Magazine, the Guardian and Green Futures magazine as well as being interviewed about his work for TV and radio around the world.

Paul was senior researcher at Demos between 2002-5 and before joining Demos,  worked as policy advisor at sustainable development charity Forum for the Future where his publications included Open Policy: threats and opportunities in a wired world (2002). He also worked as a campaigner for the Jubilee 2000 Coalition.

Paul has a degree in Physics from the University of Nottingham and an MProf in Leadership for Sustainable Development from Middlesex University through Forum for the Future's Scholarship Programme.

e-mail: paul [at] paulmiller [dot] org
weblog: www.paulmiller.org

 

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London Calling
Authors
Helen McCarthy, Paul Miller
Publication Date
2003-10-20
Publication Type
Pamphlet

London could turn itself into a wireless city with a new breed of public services which are delivered more efficiently and can respond to the increasing expectations of users in a consumer age.

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The Long Game
Authors
Jake Chapman, Paul Miller, Paul Skidmore
Publication Date
2003-11-26
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Growing complexity means that a new model of regulation will be needed in the years to come.

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Network Logic
Authors
Helen McCarthy, Paul Miller, Paul Skidmore
Publication Date
2004-04-22
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Networks are the most important organisational form of our time, but are often mis-used and misunderstood. In this collection of essays, leading thinkers show how we can unlock their full potential.

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Disablism
Authors
Paul Miller, Sophia Parker
Publication Date
2004-05-26
Publication Type
Pamphlet

A new approach is needed to tackle on-going discrimination against disabled people: one that coherently leverages positive change as it emerges in society, rather than relying on legislation.

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Disorganisation
Authors
Paul Miller, Paul Skidmore
Publication Date
2004-11-25
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Changing expectations of working life have created a new tension at the heart of organisational strategy. Employees want more human organisations with greater autonomy and flexibility.

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The Pro-Am Revolution
Authors
Charles Leadbeater, Paul Miller
Publication Date
2004-11-24
Publication Type
Pamphlet

After the rise of the professional in the 20th century we are now seeing this historic shift reversing in the Pro-Am revolution. Enthusiastic amateurs, pursuing activities to professional standards will have an increasingly important role in our society and economy.

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Better Humans?
Authors
James Wilsdon, Paul Miller
Publication Date
2006-02-08
Publication Type
Pamphlet

From memory pills to designer babies, extended lifespans to GM athletes, enhancement technologies promise (or threaten) to radically change our society. Is ours a cyborg future or will we resist the drive to improve human performance? How should policy makers and the public respond?

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Disablist Britain
Authors
Julia Huber, Paul Miller
Publication Date
2006-03-09
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Bringing together data about ‘disablism’ from a large number of sources in one place for the first time, this report catalogues the ways in which British society discriminates against disabled people and prevents them from living the lives they want to lead.

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Independent Living
Authors
Sarah Gillinson, Hannah Green, Paul Miller
Publication Date
2005-05-26
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Independent living is what non-disabled people take for granted – living the life you want to live; deciding what you want to do (and what you don’t), and then having the opportunity and, if necessary, the support, to get on and do it.

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Digital Curriculum - Their Space

Hannah Green, Paul Miller, Celia Hannon

The way young people use technology outside school is changing and so are the ways they learn. This project, funded by the NCSL, aims to explore how schools should respond to children's informal learning with digital media such as games consoles, the internet and mobile phones.

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    Mar 17

    Demos on del.icio.us

    It's interesting to see how people are tagging the Demos website on the social bookmarking...

    Dec 17

    Sauna trouble

    It's not uncommon for business men to drop into the big public saunas before meetings...

    Dec 9

    Change your name for a (twenty) fiver

    Just spotted in the end section of this week's Pick Me Up: you can change your name...

    Nov 29

    An organisation is born

    The mighty mySociety achieved another first today when a PledgeBank pledge reached its target...

    Nov 21

    Making Digital Durable

    At the end of the middle pier is a lecture hall that seats about 300 people. In the lobby...

    Nov 10

    Software and the smell of coffee

    While Kirsten and the gang are checking out the prospects for software in India, I'm...

    Nov 3

    Interuption Science

    Strange things are happening in the Demos office today. Our email is bust so people are...

    Oct 26

    $1000 per idea

    Tom Steinberg emails in about a discussion on the TED blog about MySociety's excellent...

    Oct 24

    National Competitiveness Summit - 25th Oct

    Tom's speaking at The National Competitiveness Summit tomorrow up in Manchester. They...

    Oct 21

    Ssssshhhh!

    I started off with a couple of stats about how the knowledge based economy has grown. The...

    Oct 20

    ICA: The cyborg and the city - Fri 4 November, 7pm

    James Harkin mails in to mention an interesting sounding event he's running at the ICA...

    Oct 18

    Leadbeater: the movie

    I've just used Blinkx for the first time - a search engine that searches for audio and...

    Oct 13

    The audience snaps back

    Mark Simpkins was in the audience for our Atlas of Ideas launch yesterday and has popped...

    Oct 11

    Paul Ginsborg at Demos - 10 November 2005

    We're delighted that Paul Ginsborg will be coming along to Demos on 10 November 2005...

    Oct 5

    The Demos Pamphlet Economy

    I was just playing around with Amazon when I realised that there's a second hand market...

    Sep 26

    Famous clever people

    I can't quite see Jimmy Carr presenting this one on Channel Four on a Sunday night but...

    Sep 26

    A quieter, more sober affair

    I'm in Brighton at Labour Party Conference and one thing strikes me: it's a heck...

    Sep 16

    Have a cow

    Pick Me Up (which Charlie and me help out with) has a great story this week about a group...

    Sep 13

    Blogging the conferences

    New Statesman are running a blog during the party conference season.

    Sep 12

    Debating the public value of science

    Richard Jones, a nanoscientist at Sheffield University and author of Soft Machines, has...

    Sep 12

    Vlogging Norway

    It's the Norwegian election today. BBC News ran an interesting story over the weekend...

    Sep 8

    Secrets Laid Bare

    Sean Dodson mentions our Wide Open pamphlet in a great piece in today's Guardian.

    Sep 6

    Dublin's Digital Hub

    The site is in an area called the Liberties just on the edge of Dublin city centre on what...

    Sep 5

    Science festivities

    The sun is shining in Dublin. Trinity College is full of a strange mixture of scientists...

    Aug 26

    Interestingness

    Regular readers will know that Demos has a Flickr account and that we occasionally post...

    Aug 9

    How many economic sociologists does it take to change a lightbulb?

    I don't know the answer, but apparently sociologists tackling economic problems are...

    Aug 8

    Demos Dublin bound

    Jack, James, Molly, Sam and me (what is the collective noun for Demos team members?) are...

    Jul 28

    Why Britain Is Great

    Former Demos intern Tristram Hunt (not a lot of people know that) has the cover story of...

    Jul 27

    Pro-am Proms

    David Honigmann cites our Pro-Am Revolution report in today's FT as he writes about...

    Jul 26

    Dinner invitation

    The POWER inquiry seems to be ramping up now. If you haven't come across it, POWER is...

    Jul 21

    Design-it-yourself

    I missed this last week but a good piece on BBC News about the TED Global conference including...

    Jul 20

    Cheesy

    Google have launched a special version of Google Maps to commemorate the first manned moon...

    Jul 8

    The morning after

    London is eerily quiet but reassuringly calm today. Transport is, in the main, up and running...

    Jul 6

    The small world of big brother

    I was interviewed about pro-am 'nerds' on BBC Five Live last night. Apparently a...

    Jun 29

    Prime Minister's Questions

    Tony Blair is doing a web chat thing tomorrow evening on the Downing Street website. I don...

    Jun 20

    Using Users

    Charlie Leadbeater had a big piece called Design Your Own Revolution in yesterday's...

    Jun 10

    Laoy dat I'm going for a cotch

    Friday fun - the BBC seem to be catching up with a language that members of parliament have...

    Jun 9

    Steven Johnson on the Daily Show

    Steven Johnson (who came and gave a really good talk at Demos a couple of weeks ago) had...

    Jun 7

    Pro-Ams on BBC Radio Four

    BBC Radio Four's Shop Talk has done an entire programme about The Pro-Am Revolution...

    Jun 6

    Everyday Democracy on the blogs

    A couple of interesting blog postings have appeared about Everyday Democracy by two people...

    Jun 6

    Workaday World

    Former TGWU boss (and speaker at the launch of Disorganisation) Bill Morris has an interesting...

    Jun 2

    Peaking interest

    More and more people seem to be talking about 'peak oil'. It's the idea that...

    Jun 2

    Demos Mauritius?

    Everyday Democracy is travelling. As well as being covered in today's Independent, Nicholas...

    May 27

    Independent Living

    We launched a new report called Independent Living yesterday. It was covered by the BBC...

    May 25

    My Other Life - Pro-ams photo exhibition

    Charlie spotted in his copy of The Southwark News that there's an exhibition opening...

    May 25

    Everything Emergent Is Good For You

    Steven Johnson gave a great talk here last night. He mixed the ideas from two of his books...

    May 20

    Everyday superheroes

    Another project we've just started working on is Better Humans: the politics of human...

    May 19

    Grand Theft Auto: Hampstead

    The President of the computer games industry body in the US says that games need to broaden...

    May 13

    Gladwell on Johnson

    Malcolm Gladwell (he of Tipping Pointand Blink fame) reviews Steven Johnson's new book...

    May 5

    Are you drinking what we're drinking?

    The Guardian election blog has cottoned on to the idea of election night drinking games...

    May 4

    Pub quiz politics

    Now back to the election. This quiz tests your knowledge of the facts and figures the contest...

    May 3

    Milk and no sugar thanks

    Another break from the election - what happens when you mix an online reputation system...

    Apr 29

    Are the best places to work 'disorganised'?

    The FT ran a special supplement yesterday on the UK's best workplaces which confirms...

    Apr 26

    Suburbia fights back... and we're on their side

    Our Battle for Suburbia event this evening has caught the eye of BBC News Online's Magazine...

    Apr 25

    Everything Bad Is Good For You

    Steven Johnson (who wrote Emergence and Mind Wide Open) has a new book coming out at the...

    Apr 21

    We've been slashdotted...

    Wide Open caught the eye of Slashdot which is great... except it means our webserver might...

    Apr 19

    Do you want source with that?

    Our long fascination with open source continues with a new report out tomorrow, jointly...

    Apr 19

    Pollsters or punters?

    The Conservative party aren't doing too well according to recent polls. But being a...

    Apr 15

    Pat Kane's new gig

    Pat Kane, author of the Play Ethic, formerly one half of Hue and Cry and incidently, a Demos...

    Apr 13

    Oh for a tub of lard

    That left Jackie Ashley chairing a panel of Sunder, former LSE Director Tony Giddens and...

    Apr 12

    Ratings Revolution

    This weekend's edition of the NYT Magazine ran a long and fascinating article by Jon...

    Apr 11

    Knowing your unknowns

    Intriguing piece in Scientific American by three RAND bods about a new approach they'...

    Apr 8

    Clouds gathering in the green movement?

    Last year, prominent environmentalist and originator of the Gaia hypothesis, James Lovelock...

    Apr 7

    Seating arrangements

    I've been flying around quite a lot recently - wish I'd come across this beforehand...

    Mar 2

    Basketball vs Society

    Here's a neat piece by Bertell Ollman, professor of Politics at NYU, playfully exploring...

    Mar 2

    Taking Control

    There's a piece in today's Society Guardian about the excellent In Control pilot...

    Feb 18

    Disorganisation in The Times

    The Times ran a piece about our Disorganisation report yesterday. Apparently there's...

    Feb 18

    Parliamentary monitor

    Tom Steinberg emails in to tell us about a new feature on TheyWorkForYou. Not only can you...

    Feb 15

    Tech help needed

    We've got a problem. Our wiki is broken and we can't work out why. Can anybody help...

    Feb 15

    WriteToThem

    Another great MySociety project sees the light of day - WriteToThem is an update of FaxYourMP...

    Feb 11

    Don't be needy, be succeedy...

    The wonderful Neil Mullarkey is going to be on BBC 3 at 9.30pm on Tuesday 15 February 2005...

    Feb 11

    Jay Rosen on Pro-Ams

    I've just noticed that Jay Rosen, associate professor of journalism at NYU, has written...

    Feb 7

    See-through Science gets ChangeThis treatment

    The guys over at ChangeThis have taken our See-through Science report and turned it into...

    Feb 3

    You aren't feeling very sleepy

    Did anybody else see that programme on BBC 1 about sleep last night? It was a sort of self...

    Feb 2

    City Salon - 17th February

    Melissa has organised a series of salons as part of our Cities programme. The first one...

    Jan 31

    Is Digby Bitter?

    (Sir) Digby Jones is quoted in the Guardian today saying that NGOs have become too powerful...

    Jan 31

    Mind games

    Edge runs an interview with Philip Zimbardo the social psychologist who ran the Stanford...

    Jan 25

    International Internet-Free Day

    Genius. The Global Ideas blog is promoting the idea of an international Internet-Free Day...

    Jan 24

    Open Regulation

    Interesting bit in Technology Review about regulation of GM crops in New Zealand. Relevant...

    Jan 24

    Never underestimate a Doozer

    Fraggle Rock is coming back! And it's all thanks to a campaign launched by an East London...

    Jan 24

    There goes my invitation to Davos

    It's Davos week when the stars of international policy and business hop in their choppers...

    Jan 21

    More on John Lloyd event

    What the media are doing to our politicsDemos, London, 18th January 2005Speakers:John Lloyd...

    Jan 20

    More on 20 year disability strategy

    Media coverage of the launch of the Government's disability strategy yesterday was pretty...

    Jan 20

    Mastering sustainability

    Our friends over at Forum for the Future run a Masters Programme in Leadership for Sustainable...

    Jan 19

    Government launches disability strategy

    Number 10 have just announced a new 20 year (and 212 page long) strategy for improving the...

    Jan 18

    The lab is no more

    Media Lab Europe is set to close reports The Register. Based just near the Guinness Brewery...

    Jan 17

    Wisdom in the blink of a crowd's eye?

    Or something like that... Slate have an interesting discussion between two of the best business...

    Jan 5

    A Pro-Am of Note

    Glenn Reynolds (aka Instapundit) came across our Pro-Am Revolution yesterday. He was directed...

    Jan 5

    The Demos Collective Brain as of January 2005

    As well as Demos Flickr, we've been playing around with a piece of social software called...

    Jan 4

    Grey goo and all that

    See-through Science was covered quite a lot in Radio 4's Analysis last week about nanotechnology...

    Dec 20

    Putting poverty into the history books - Geoff Mulgan

    Britain in 1904 looks both very far away and very near: far away in that it was a country...

    Dec 17

    Mary Whitehouse gets organised

    Complaining about TV indecency is getting organised in the US. Apparently, the FCC received...

    Dec 16

    Finally a '100 best' list that's actually useful

    The Guardian's Online section has the 100 most useful websites today. Can't believe...

    Dec 16

    What to buy Dilbert for Christmas

    Maybe we should get a set of these to remind us how nice our office is. Even if it does...

    Dec 16

    Catching up on my blogs

    Back from a week off and I find the Mekons thing rumbles on and on, that our idea for Street...

    Dec 15

    Comments out of action

    As many of you have pointed out, we have a comment spam problem. I'm afraid trying to...

    Dec 3

    Cool may be dead but apparently we're 'groovy'

    Terence Blacker has written an interesting piece (registration required) in the Independent...

    Dec 1

    ChangeThis version of Pro-Ams

    The team at ChangeThis have repackaged our Pro-Am Revolution report and made it look very...

    Dec 1

    The nerds have noticed

    We made the front page of Slashdot (News for Nerds. Stuff that matters) yesterday for The...

    Nov 29

    This anorak thing might be getting out of control

    Now BBC News Online are joining in...

    Nov 29

    Meet the Pro-Ams

    Our new report The Pro-Am Revolution is out today and has been picked up by The Independent...

    Nov 29

    You are feeling very sleepy

    If our sleep pamphlet got you interested in your circadian rhythms and all that, here'...

    Nov 25

    Disorganisation launch

    Disorganisation was launched this morning at the very zen Energy Clinic in London. Many...

    Nov 25

    Small was beautiful

    Our little (sorry) event with the ICA on nanotechnology on Tuesday went really well. Especially...

    Nov 23

    The wonderful Wired

    Wired Magazine is firing on all cylinders this month with a load of interesting articles...

    Nov 23

    The Times gets disorganised

    The Times has picked up our Disorganisation report in advance of the launch on Thursday.

    Nov 22

    Waking up to Disorganisation

    I was up at some ungodly hour this morning to do an interview on BBC Five Live about our...

    Nov 17

    RSS and government

    Peter MacLeod emails in to point to a Wired News story about government agencies using RSS...

    Nov 10

    An Innocent Thing

    That seriously fruity organisation Innocent Drinks won the Best Employer category at last...

    Nov 10

    The Cat in the (political) Hat

    Here's an interesting piece about the relationship between the politics and writing...

    Nov 3

    America decides... sort of

    So America is still in limbo although it's looking like Bush has it. I stayed up and...

    Nov 2

    Disorganisation launch event - 25 November

    We'll be launching our new report about the future of organisations on the morning of...

    Nov 1

    And so to bed...

    You might have noticed we have a new report out today called Dream On about sleep. It'...

    Nov 1

    Open source article

    Remember that article I wrote about how far you could take the open source model? Well now...

    Nov 1

    Pro-Ams launch event - 30th November

    We'll be launching our Pro-Am Revolution report on 30th November here at Demos, 5.30...

    Oct 29

    Science of Small Things Event - 23 November

    We're doing a joint event on Tue 23 Nov at 19:00 with the ICA on nanotech which you...

    Oct 26

    BBC printer makes an olympic effort...

    I feel like I'm turning into the resident Demos TV critic but there was quite a funny...

    Oct 22

    Letters to (and from) America

    The Guardian have been pairing up readers with voters' addresses in Clark County, Ohio...

    Oct 20

    The Power of Nightmares

    I'm usually fairly dismissive of 'serious' TV but every now and then something...

    Oct 19

    John v John

    Really interesting bit of radio here as Jenni Murray interviews John Lloyd and John Humphrys...

    Oct 19

    The Play Ethic

    We had a great session here yesterday evening with Demos associates Pat Kane and Charlie...

    Oct 16

    Storm in a teacup?

    The MoD has got itself into hot water over an edict to staff telling them to log every hot...

    Oct 16

    When I'm 124

    Here's a strange interview with inventor extrodinaire Ray Kurzweil about the future...

    Oct 12

    Open Source Everything

    Forgot to mention I had a piece in the Guardian's Spark supplement at the weekend about...

    Oct 11

    The Opportunity Society

    Tony Blair showed up at an event hosted by Demos and IPPR this morning. This is what he...

    Oct 5

    A very big thank you...

    ... to all our guest bloggers for party conference season. We didn't manage to cover...

    Oct 4

    Would you want to work at a blog like this?

    The New York Times has an interesting article (registration required) about the relationship...

    Sep 29

    After 'After the Party'

    It was a different audience for us ' a mix of activists, journalists, party organisers...

    Sep 28

    Apparently we're Mekons

    I'd heard the rumours all day but have only just managed to listen to the piece on The...

    Sep 28

    Blair finished

    His speech rather than his career I mean... two protests (one on the war and one pro hunting...

    Sep 28

    Blair on stage

    So Tony Blair is on stage at the moment and I'm sat in the basement of ippr's...

    Sep 24

    The full guest bloggers line-up

    Catherine Atkinson is the final guest blogger to join the Greenhouse for Labour Party conference...

    Sep 22

    The World Speaks (to America)

    This is interesting - The World Speaks, a website bringing together a diverse set of voices...

    Sep 21

    Boris reporting for duty

    It turns out that one suggestion for guest Greenhouse blogger has gone and set one up all...

    Sep 21

    Odeon Schmodeon

    So Matthew Somerville has been forced to take down his accessible version of the Odeon Cinemas...

    Sep 21

    Guest blogger number 4

    The Greenhouse is going to be the place to be next week... you won't even need to go...

    Sep 20

    Guest Blogger Number 3

    The quest for interesting people to blog the party conferences continues apace. The next...

    Sep 20

    Big Ben and all that

    Tom's article on the future of national identity was the main event in the Guardian...

    Sep 20

    Who Cares? ICA Event

    A few Demos Associates are in action at the ICA tomorrow (21 Sept) evening..."We are...

    Sep 17

    Live fast, die old

    Good piece in BBC News Online's Magazine hooked on our Eternal Youths report.There are...

    Sep 16

    Geek gag

    This made me laugh. Briefly.

    Sep 13

    Demos email down

    Our email is down at the moment so if you're trying to get hold of Demos staff you...

    Sep 10

    Where's Watson?

    Tom Watson disappeared from the blogosphere for a while following his promotion in the reshuffle...

    Sep 9

    Community Interest Companies

    Will Davies has a piece in this week's New Statesman about 'Community Interest Companies...

    Sep 9

    After the Party - 28/09/04

    We'll be doing an event at the fringe of Labour Party conference called After the Party...

    Sep 8

    In case of emergency - look on Moon

    The European Space Agency's chief scientist is suggesting that a store be built on the...

    Sep 8

    Cities and schools

    David Miliband and Tristram Hunt (who was once a Demos intern) have a piece in the Guardian...

    Sep 7

    Trade unions of the future?

    As part of our project on The Future of Organisations we're looking for an international...

    Sep 7

    Another world is... coming to London

    By the way, you can use those fuel cell buses for free for a weekend if you're one of...

    Sep 7

    Water Buses

    I've just noticed that the buses on the route (RV1) that goes past our office near London...

    Sep 6

    Life's a beach

    Interest in Charlie Leadbeater's 'Beach Party' article is still strong. It made...

    Sep 6

    timeline+25

    Ars Electronica is held in Linz, Austria each year and is the oldest and largest art and...

    Sep 3

    First Greenhouse Guest Blogger

    So it sounds like wifi might be a gogo for Labour Party Conference at the end of the month...

    Aug 31

    Civitas go back to school

    Our former office 'buddies' Civitas (we were based on the same floor in our old...

    Aug 27

    51 Gorillas

    The Economist [via Arts & Letters Daily] has some wisdom about business books..."...

    Aug 27

    Swing against postal voting

    So the Electoral Commission has passed judgement on all-postal votes and they're not...

    Aug 26

    Blogging MPs are so last year

    Now it's about blogging candidates. The Guardian has a story about Jody Dunn - the Lib...

    Aug 26

    Moving on...

    Wired has a really interesting piece by Gary Wolf about the history of Moveon.org and the...

    Aug 25

    Profile of a player

    Pat Kane - author of the forthcoming Play Ethic and Demos Associate - is profiled in the...

    Aug 25

    Left or Right Brain?

    Steven Johnson had a piece in the (nearly always) excellent NY Times Magazine about whether...

    Aug 25

    Rushkoff interview

    Douglas Rushkoff has just done an interview which mainly focuses on his Open Source Democracy...

    Aug 13

    God and going home early

    Niall Ferguson reckons that the difference in working hours between the US and Europe is...

    Aug 12

    Extreme Democracy

    There's a new book out (which has also been published as a weblog) called Extreme Democracy...

    Aug 11

    Blogging the party conferences

    So James Crabtree of Vox Politics is trying to get some blogging going at the party conferences...

    Aug 4

    George W(eblog) Bush

    The idea of politicians becoming bloggers takes another twist...

    Jul 16

    Disablism Summit

    Perfection revisited?Paul Miller, 15 July 2004, Scope Disablism Summit, LondonAbout this...

    Jul 12

    The blogging regulator

    Michael Powell, The Chairman of the FCC (equivalent to our Ofcom), has started blogging...

    Jul 12

    What one really said...

    Bit of follow-on coverage today for a piece in the Independent on Sunday by Prince Charles...

    Jul 9

    'I's Everywhere

    This month's Wired is all about robots. The special occasion is the release of the...

    Jul 1

    Top Demos Downloads - June 2004

    The top five Demos downloads for June 2004 were:1. Disablism - Paul Miller, Sophia Parker...

    Jun 29

    We interrupt this service...

    As Duncan mentioned, we're in the process of moving office so apolgies if we're...

    Jun 28

    Demos attempt vote-rigging scandal

    Prospect are running one of those list things (Greatest Britons, The Big Read, Sexiest Movie...

    Jun 24

    Top Demos Downloads - May 2004

    It's always interesting to watch our webstats and see what people are downloading from...

    Jun 22

    The See-through Society

    The See-through Society:Openness and the future of the internet Governments like to think...

    Jun 21

    Is nano the next GM?

    Nanotechnology - the ability to manipulate matter at the atomic scale - is the next big...

    Jun 15

    Always ask the audience

    His new book The Wisdom of Crowds: why the many are smarter than the few is well worth a...

    Jun 14

    Truce Calling

    I'm sick of the football already, for obvious reasons, so bring on the next major sporting...

    Jun 4

    Geeks and Wonks unite

    Tom Steinberg (of MySociety fame) emails to say there are two political sessions at this...

    May 27

    Congratulations to the BBC!

    The BBC has announced that it is definitely going ahead with the Creative Archive project...

    May 26

    Disablism

    Disablism - a new Demos report - is out today to coincide with the launch of Scope's...

    May 25

    The dangers of the rear view mirror

    'A black swan is an outlier, an event that lies beyond the realm of normal expectations...

    May 23

    Fifty is the new thirty

    There's a piece in the Observer today which mentions our Silver Service project due...

    May 19

    Jake 2.0

    Every now and then Demos pamphlets strike a chord in ways we can't predict. System Failure...

    May 18

    Wi-Fly

    Here's one for the globe-trotters among you - Lufthansa have installed Wi-fi internet...

    May 7

    Demos fails to predict unintended consequence shock

    Right, we've had a complaint. Not exactly a formal one (it was made in the pub last...

    May 3

    New Cities for Old

    Demos Associate Richard Florida was a contributor to a really interesting edition of BBC...

    May 1

    Mind Wide Open

    His trick as an author is to spend time with the people at the cutting edge of the science...

    Apr 23

    Lower Personalisation

    This might be taking personalisation too far.

    Apr 21

    Network Logic

    Our new collection, Network Logic, is now available. We've put the whole thing up but...

    Apr 13

    News Map

    [via Blackbelt Jones]This is brilliant - a visual representation of Google News. Have a...

    Apr 13

    Yer What?

    Gavin Esler confronts a problem I've been mulling over for a while in today's Newsnight...

    Apr 6

    The Self-creating Society

    As Tom's a bit jet-lagged I thought I'd alert the world to the essay he's got...

    Apr 2

    The rise of network campaigning

    Here's a sneak preview chapter of the Network Logic collection we'll be putting...

    Mar 18

    Let me out of here

    Urgh... The Register has found another good reason for working from home.

    Mar 15

    Towards a new politics of disability

    The PropositionsONE - The most meaningful indicator of whether progress is being made in...

    Mar 6

    Swamps and nanobots

    The star turns here have been by the �nano-visionaries�. First up was Eric...

    Feb 28

    Chandeliers, powerpoint and fish that glow in the dark

    Some of the science presentations have been mindblowing. People have been telling us how...

    Feb 26

    Demon Headmasters?

    I've always wondered what headteachers are like outside school and this week a few...

    Feb 16

    Minority Report

    We've just started work on a new project on disability which at the moment is codenamed...

    Feb 6

    We've been Wikied

    If you haven't seen the excellent Wikipedia yet, you should take a look. It's basically...

    Feb 4

    Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me...

    Doesn't time fly... the Demos Greenhouse is two years old today.If you're a regular...

    Feb 2

    I just love your accent

    The Hack � 30/1/2004 American politics with a British Accent, and vice versa�...

    Jan 29

    A large small project

    Think small, very small. That's what we'll be doing for the next two years as Demos...

    Jan 28

    Davos diary

    Simon Zadek has been running a really interesting diary from the World Economic Forum in...

    Jan 16

    I think this is complimentary

    I've only just noticed we got a mention on Guardian Unlimited at the beginning of December...

    Jan 16

    Eno knows

    Talking of Brian Eno... here's the transcript of a lecture he gave in November last...

    Jan 7

    Public Service Reform Summit

    The Guardian are hosting a summit later this month on public service reform which looks...

    Jan 5

    Yet another review of the year... from Google

    Just spotted (via James Crabtree) that Google have done their 2003 Zeitgeist report. There...

    Jan 4

    Party poopers

    Tom and I have written the cover story of tomorrow's FT Magazine about the fall and...

    Jan 2

    Seminar Magazine

    This looks good... an 'in-depth magazine' looking at politics and culture from an...

    Dec 26

    Beagle hasn't quite landed

    Looks like Beagle 2 might not quite have made it to Mars in one piece - here's an audio...

    Dec 8

    Northern Soul

    One of two Demos reports out this week, Northern Soul got some coverage yesterday in the...

    Dec 2

    Gender spending

    Helen's far too modest to point out that she has a really good piece on GuardianUnlimited...

    Nov 27

    Working laterally

    There's something new growing in the Greenhouse. As a bit of an experiment we've...

    Nov 20

    Religion and Riches

    Apparently religion makes you richer, well if you're a country anyway. There's an...

    Nov 14

    Postmodern Praise

    Robert Cooper's new book gets a pretty good review in the Statesman this week. The book...

    Nov 13

    BBC Eyesores

    I love those message board things you get on BBC News Online. There's a brilliant one...

    Nov 11

    Interview with a censor

    Just come across a really interesting interview with Norwegian film censor Elisabeth Staksrud...

    Nov 4

    Communication in the 21st Century

    A couple of weeks ago, Will Davies of iSociety at the Work Foundation and I did a double...

    Nov 4

    Government use of complexity in the US

    I confess I haven't read all of it yet but this looks interesting - a survey of the...

    Oct 13

    Upwardly Mobile

    Next week we'll mainly be doing mobile phones. We'll be launching London Calling...

    Oct 9

    The eagle has landed

    So Douglas Rushkoff has arrived to, 'try and tickle us into thinking a bit'. We...

    Oct 6

    Open Source Democracy

    If you've had a look at our home page you'll know that Douglas Rushkoff has written...

    Oct 1

    Demos on a Disc

    If you were at Labour Party Conference you might have a had a surprise waiting for you in...

    Sep 26

    Will Self-Organises

    Following on from our debate in the Greenhouse, Will Davies of the Work Foundation has a...

    Sep 22

    ET and God

    Here's a question for the Demos astronauts: Could earthly religions survive the discovery...

    Sep 15

    Day 2 of the Singularity

    His thesis is that as networks become more connected and the cost of transaction comes down...

    Sep 14

    The Singularity is Near (ish)

    James and I are at the Accelerating Change 2003 Conference being held at Stanford University...

    Sep 9

    Texting to a higher plane

    [from John Thackara's excellent Doors of Perception newsletter]"Connecting on a...

    Sep 5

    Voting by proxy (server)

    Some bright spark has been working on a piece of software that tracks all your online preferences...

    Sep 2

    Taking the bait

    It�s true that we do talk a lot about complexity, systems and networks and I can...

    Aug 24

    Canada Calling

    The Demos delegation to Canada reached Ottwa on Friday for a day trip to the administrative...

    Aug 13

    Six degrees of email

    There's an article in Scientific American about Duncan Watts et al's Small World...

    Aug 12

    Hypochondriacs anonymous?

    The New Yorker (via aldaily.com) has a story about the rising costs of hypochondria on the...

    Aug 5

    News Flash

    London's first Flash Mob is going to take place on Thursday... find out more here.

    Aug 1

    Being complex

    This week I have mainly been doing complexity. Lots of it. I'm at a Complexity in Social...

    Jul 31

    G and T with Patrick

    Melissa and Nic went to meet the bastion of English astronomy on Tuesday, Sir Patrick Moore...

    Jul 25

    Where to WiFi?

    Following G2's lead working from Brighton beach, Demos are up for a day working away...

    Jul 24

    A mercenary business

    The FT has an interesting story about the company who've offered to go in and keep peace...

    Jul 21

    The Karass and the Granfalloon

    Just spotted this piece by Steven Johnson (author of Emergence) about software that you...

    Jul 17

    Are you looking at me?

    A lot of people are getting hot under the collar about moves afoot in the US for 'total...

    Jul 9

    Model town?

    Not sure whether it cuts the mustard under our definition but Bourneville in Birmingham...

    Jul 6

    The honorable member for cyberspace....

    Pretty much every MP now has the obligatory website (the award for cheesiest has to go to...

    Jun 26

    Mobilisation

    The launch of Mobilisation last night was a great success. I'll try and post a real...

    Jun 18

    Spot the difference competition

    Take a look at the cabinet from 1997 and compare it to the 2003 version. I can only spot...

    Jun 16

    Governing by learning

    Geoff Mulgan has an interesting piece on openDemocracy that I urge you all to read. It...

    Jun 10

    Going Digital

    I went along yesterday to the BBC launch of some new figures suggesting Digital Terrestrial...

    Jun 5

    Ten dollars for every word you write

    In case you haven't noticed, the boys and girls over the road are sponsoring another...

    Jun 2

    New word for the day

    I've just learned a new word - heterarchies. Apparently, "Heterarchies are new...

    May 30

    Demos is not particularly easy today

    You have to try out Googlism. Basically you type in a name and it searches links to that...

    May 29

    Playboy hits the big five zero

    The LA times is running an editorial today hooked on the fact that Playboy Magazine is about...

    May 27

    Mad Manchester and Sorry Sunderland

    Boho Britain seems to be making a splash today - particularly the creativity index. Manchester...

    May 23

    Social capital - more heat than light?

    a<a href="http://www.spiked-online.com/earticles/00000006DDB5.htm></a>...

    May 20

    Our Final Century?

    Following his excellent contribution to the Demos seminar for Black Sky Thinking Sir Martin...

    May 13

    Self-Organising Fireflies

    Fireflies do funny things when you get a load of them together. If you've ever seen...

    May 9

    Now why didn't I think of that?

    From Silicon.com's excellent weekly round-up comes this news:"If you're still...

    May 6

    Cyber Serendipity

    The first thing to note is that any site on the web is, on average, only 19 clicks from...

    Apr 29

    Big day for big guns

    On the day Charlton Heston steps down from the top job at the National Rifle Association...

    Apr 28

    Five Star Knightrider

    This is a brilliant hack and proof, perhaps, that online rating systems aren't all they...

    Apr 16

    Budget Bingo

    A friend pointed out to me yesterday that tucked away in Gordon Brown's budget this...

    Apr 10

    Dishy Deputy PM?

    The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is proposing changes to the planning laws that could...

    Apr 7

    Second Superpower Semantics

    An interesting linguistic twist has been performed on the web in the last few weeks around...

    Apr 3

    Texting and Terrorism

    Quite a few papers report on the Government's announcement that it's exploring ways...

    Mar 31

    Consulting on Community Companies

    The DTI has opened a consultation on the creation of a new type of company specifically...

    Mar 25

    Amber alerts

    Interesting editorial in the NY Times about the pros and cons of the so-called 'Amber...

    Mar 24

    Nigerian spam

    If you've ever wondered what's behind those weird emails you get from long lost...

    Mar 19

    Surveillance Nation

    MIT (the University not the new cop show on telly) have an excellent magazine called Technology...

    Mar 13

    Would you like fries with your WiFi?

    Continuing the fast food theme... McDonalds have announced that they're going to be...

    Mar 13

    What will we wrap chips in?

    The Economist have an article this week on the decline of the newspaper industry, where...

    Mar 12

    Book club with a difference

    You might have come across this before but I like the idea. BookCrossing is a community...

    Mar 8

    Carbuncle fights back

    I spotted this subtle piece of protest when walking through Birmingham today. There'...

    Mar 7

    Civic Hacking

    James Crabtree of the Work Foundation argues that the political potential of the internet...

    Mar 4

    2b or not 2b thats ?

    Continuing the literature theme... BBC News Online are having a bit of fun wondering what...

    Mar 3

    We are what we read

    In advance of World Book Day 2003 on Thursday, I thought it might be interesting to nominate...

    Feb 26

    The fat tax is back

    Spotted this story in the Mirror about a report from the Consumers Association recommending...

    Feb 24

    Long-term London

    The Strategy Unit are running a study on the long-term issues facing London.Click here for...

    Feb 21

    Sweeties?

    Demos are all 'sweeties' according to Steve Bowbrick.

    Feb 20

    The Rottweiler Index

    Just come across this clever bit of decline of social capital moeasurement by Alex MacGillivray...

    Feb 20

    Watch out for word bursts

    Interesting article about some new research on 'word bursts' in New Scientist. This...

    Feb 18

    Google's playground

    Nobody can quite beat Google for innovative tools for the web. But they do far more than...

    Feb 17

    Mickey isn't happy

    Copyright isn't always seen as the most thrilling policy area, but when you're talking...

    Feb 14

    Politicians do pop

    It's not just Tony and David reliving their youth. Bill Clinton is getting in on the...

    Feb 11

    Be careful with your data

    Data can be dangerous. Take this editorial from the online news site Silicon.com that charts...

    Feb 10

    Many minds make light work

    Mark Ward has an interesting article on BBC News Online about using online collaboration...

    Feb 6

    The Power of Larry

    As he admits himself, 'My brand is pessimism'. He warns of the impending doom of...

    Feb 5

    Onward and Outward

    The space debate continues in the New York Times with Thomas Mallon calling for more ambition...

    Feb 5

    Tom's article on immigration

    Tightening border controls may actually decrease national security by encouraging illegal...

    Feb 4

    The Big Down

    The New York Times cover the launch of ETC group's new report on nanotechnology called...