Minter Dialogue with Eva Pascoe

Eva Pascoe is famous for having co-founded the world’s first ever Internet Cafe, Cyberia Cafe, back in 1994. With a career deep in e-commerce and retail — she’s been a standout pioneer having worked at TopShop, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge and more. She’s currently Director of Ecommerce at The Retail Practice consultancy, cofounder and chair of the think tank, as well as other directorships and advisory board positions. Most recently, she wrote one of the chapters of near-term fiction book, “22 Ideas About the Future,” with an introduction from Douglas Rushkoff. We discuss the future of retail, tech and money, as well as dive into her particular story, The Summoned.

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  • Anya Kamenetz, an American writer living in Brooklyn, wrote a landmark article called, “How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education”. Since 2009, the Edupunk movement has evolved into something that has been labelled “Epupunk 2.0”. Cybersalon organised an event in London this autumn, which included Anya Kamenetz, entitled “Edupunk 2.0 – The future of digital education”. You can find out more about it from Cybersalon’s event page. Here’s an extract: On October 28th, Cybersalon’s Stefan Lutschinger (Middlesex University) will be discussing the Edupunk movement as a rising phenomenon, emerging academic subculture and current paradigm shift in higher education with the American writer, columnist and blogger Anya Kamenetz, Jisc’s former Wikimedian Ambassador Martin Poulter, educational anarchist Helen Armfield, punk icon Helen Reddington a.k.a. Helen McCookerybook (The Chefs, Helen and the Horns) and media artist Larisa Blazic. We will be looking at the latest trends in instructional application design, Wikipedia assignments, the political economy of EdTech such as Google Classroom, the learnings of do-it-yourself education for punkademics, creative ways to avoid PowerPoint and how to apply the rebellious attitude and D.I.Y. ethos of punks, hackers and makers to new innovative teaching and learning practices. Find Anya Kamenetz’s book, EduPunk on Amazon.
  • Surrogates, trailer for the 2010 film (Disney productions, featuring Bruce Willis)


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Music credit: The jingle at the beginning of the show is courtesy of my friend, Pierre Journel, author of the Guitar Channel. And, the new sign-off music is “A Convinced Man,” a song I co-wrote and recorded with Stephanie Singer back in the late 1980s (please excuse the quality of the sound!).


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