Julia Leyden

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Technology is a marvel – now let’s make it moral | Martha Lane Fox

If Britain is bold after Brexit, we can lead the way in demanding more control over our digital destiny<p>Countless decisions must soon be made about how Britain navigates the world, having cut itself adrift from the European Union. And alongside the obvious things like trade deals and immigration …

European Union

No, VR Doesn’t Create Empathy. Here’s Why.

The VR industry loves to tout itself as an engine for transmitting human experience — but it's operating with a muddy, superficial, and self-serving definition of empathy. Here's how it can be better.<p>On Monday, cartoonish versions of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook Head of Social VR …

Parable of the Polygons

<b>This is a story of how harmless choices can make a harmful world.</b><p>These little cuties are 50% Triangles, 50% Squares, and 100% slightly shapist. But …

The Glass Room London in WebVR - The Glass Room

Last Hijack Interactive is an online transmedia experience about piracy in Somalia. The interface allows users to view the same story from multiple perspectives.

Magazines: How print is surviving the digital age

<b>Print sales have been declining for several years as readers find their content online - but now, something unusual is happening.</b><p>When was the last time you bought a magazine?<p>The answer is likely to depend on whether you prefer reading about Theresa May or Taylor Swift.<p>Magazine sales have generally …

Glamour magazine goes 'digital first' and cuts back print editions

<b>UK Glamour magazine is going "digital first", stopping its monthly editions and instead producing a "collectible, glossy" issue twice a year.</b><p>A spokeswoman told the BBC the "mobile-first, social-first" move with a focus on beauty was based on how readers are "living their life today".<p>Glamour will be …

Voices in Danger: Why we must defend journalists risking their lives around the world

People ask me why I invest in newspapers. Aren’t there other ways of getting a better return? Technology? Property? Pork belly futures?<p>The answer is …

Would you believe it? Print remains a favourite with readers

New study finds newsprint newspapers are read for an average of 40 minutes per day, outstripping by a wide margin time spent on online reading<p>When I started this blog in 2006, Twitter was three months old and Facebook was on the verge of providing public access. Google was up and running, turning a …

Social Media

Teen Vogue: How will going online-only affect readers?

<b>Clicks don't lie. And Teen Vogue gets a lot of them.</b><p>A highly-successful website. Six million Facebook likes. A huge following on Snapchat. Three and a half million Twitter followers. There's no doubt Teen Vogue's digital game is strong.<p>The quarterly print magazine, however, hasn't been having quite …

Can Virtual Reality Change Minds on Social Issues?

<i>[]</i>In 2004, Cathy Hackl may have watched more violent videos than anyone in America. While working in video production at CNN, part of Hackl’s job was …

Vanity Fair hunts for an editor in a post-Weinstein world

Have they been too cosy with the world of celebrity? Have they been turning a blind eye in order in ensure access? David Folkenflick, NPR<p>[At] Conde Nast, everybody has their own candidates and their own point of view. There is no one person in command<p>The publishing industry guessing game over who …

Sexual Harassment

First steps into a brave new world of virtual reality journalism

This pioneering form of journalism which the Guardian is increasingly offering its audience has implications for editorial standards that are worth considering<p>The greatest writing makes you feel like you are there, seeing, hearing, smelling, shivering, sweating, caressing, recoiling – whatever the …

How I Protect My Hair from London's Hard Water

I moved to London about 5 years back. When I first sipped its water I absolutely abhorred the taste. Till then I didn’t know or rather didn’t care …

Hair Care

Things to do in London this week

1<p>Music, Music festivals<p>Kaleidoscope Festivalicon-chevron-right<p>Jul 21<p><b>What is it?</b> A new one-day music and arts festival. We’re promised a ‘world where …

England

London's ten best thrift stores

Now that vintage clothes seem to cost more than anything on the high street, it's time to find out where London's fashion bargains truly lie. Between …