SOAPBOX – Tech for Good: walking in the footsteps of medieval monks to harness collective intelligence and technology for social good

Máirín Murray, co-founder of Tech for Good Dublin, calls on us to walk in the footsteps of medieval monks to harness our collective intelligence and technology for social good to make tools that serve and empower our communities. To forge new connections. To hammer out practical solutions. To shape technology towards new positive purposes. Together, she argues, we can change our world for the better, and make a positive dent in the universe.

In praise of dissidents – non-violent dissenters with ideas

Lisa McElherron gave – for me – the most heartfelt and memorable talk at this year’s TEDxBelfast event. Belfast has a long history of dissent, and at times their challenge has been used for positive outcomes. Lisa spoke passionately about her life-long admiration for … … those who speak out, who challenge consensus, who speak for those who can’t, and who go against the grain. She finished: Dissent. It’s our word and we want it back. Alan Meban (Alan in …

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