Category: News

  • Inaugural Nine Dots Prize book published today

    31 May, 2018

    “a landmark book” – the Observer   Clickbait. Fake news. Notifications. Auto-playing videos. In the ‘Information Age,’ our world often seems like an endless avalanche of distractions. However, far from being mere minor annoyances, these ‘distractions’ are in fact symptoms of a deep, dark problem that lurks at the heart of modern media: our digital […]

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  • Oxford student and former Google employee wins inaugural $100,000 Nine Dots Prize

    30 May, 2017

    35-year-old James Williams, a doctoral candidate researching design ethics at Oxford University, has been announced today (Tuesday 30th May 2017) as the inaugural winner of the US$100,000 Nine Dots Prize. Up against competition from over 700 other entrants from around the world, Williams’ 3,000-word answer to the set question ‘Are digital technologies making politics impossible?’ […]

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  • Extracts from Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Persuasion in the Attention Economy

    30 May, 2017

    James Williams won the inaugural Nine Dots Prize with his entry Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Persuasion in the Attention Economy. Here are some sample extracts from his 3,000-word response to the question Are digital technologies making politics impossible?   Extract 1: Digital technologies privilege our impulses over our intentions. They are increasingly […]

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  • Over 700 entries submitted to inaugural Nine Dots Prize

    1 February, 2017

    Submissions for the inaugural Nine Dots Prize have closed, with over 700 entries received before the deadline of midnight GMT on 31st January 2017. Answers to the Prize question – Are digital technologies making politics impossible? – have come from all four corners of the globe and from an array of professions including academics, journalists, […]

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