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Murray Goulden

Murray Goulden

Senior Research Fellow, University of Nottingham

I'm a sociologist with a PhD in Science and Technology Studies, currently working at the Horizon Institute, University of Nottingham. My work focuses on the role of digital technologies within social practices: on the changing patterns of life that result, and the implications for governance and design, specifically in the areas of energy, mobility, and digital data. Projects include exploring the changing roles of users within near-future smart grids; family life within the IoT-enabled smart home; and the use of Big Data in generating transport policy. A second, related research interest is in the role of futures in organisations and policy making.

My occasional non-academic writings are gathered here http://murraygoulden.blogspot.co.uk/

Uber can't be ethical – its business model won't allow it

Oct 04, 2017 09:43 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

Following TfLs decision to withdraw Ubers license to operate in London, there has been a widespread picking over of the ride-hailing apps recent history and speculation about its future. A fairly common conclusion is that...

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Economy

ECB likely to adopt first deposit rate hike in Q4 2019; German 10-year yields to touch 0.8 pct by end-2018: Scotiabank

The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to adopt its first deposit rate hike only by the second quarter of 2019, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. Moreover, Italian politics is likely keep BTP...

South Korean government trims 2018 GDP growth forecast to 2.9 pct, CPI inflation to 1.6 pct

South Koreas government has trimmed its forecast for the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) for this year to 2.9 percent, from its December projection of 3.0 percent, and also lowered its consumer price inflation...

JGBs trade tad higher despite improvement in June trade balance; national core CPI seen rising to 0.8 pct y/y

The Japanese government bonds remained tad higher Thursday as investors had largely shrugged-off the improvement in the countrys trade balance data for the month of June, released late yesterday. Investors now expect to...

Australian bonds slump after June employment change massively beats expectations

Australian government bonds slumped on Thursday after June employment change massively beat market expectations, pushing the 2-year yield to highest since June 21. The yield on Australias benchmark 10-year Note, which...

Renminbi Series: China’s impossible trilemma returns to haunt

Impossible Trinity/Trilemma is an economic concept which suggests that a country cant all the three following at the same time; a fixed foreign exchange rate, free capital movement, and an independent monetary policy. And...

Politics

Poland's judicial purge another step toward authoritarian democracy

Since the elections of 2015, Poland has been ruled by the Law and Justice Party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, or PiS), a far-right nationalist group that has transformed the country beyond recognition. Poland had once been...

Arrest and release of Somaliland poet puts spotlight on regional troubles

Poets, writers and bloggers have recently been on the receiving end of political crackdowns in the self-declared independent state of Somaliland. Surges often occur around elections, and most recently due to assertive...

The Murri Book Club and the politics of reading for Indigenous Australians

Although the 2018 Closing the Gap report on Indigenous disadvantage highlighted the importance of literacy for Indigenous Australians, progress remains slow. But, while reading is widely considered an unmitigated good and...

Brexiteers outmanoeuvred at Chequers as Theresa May corrals her cabinet to agree Brexit plan

On his first visit to the prime ministers country retreat at Chequers, the Liberal Democrat minister David Laws was reminded of the setting for an Agatha Christie film, where most of the guests would be murdered. Six years...

Is Indonesia retreating from democracy?

This is an edited extract from Tim Lindseys essay Retreat from Democracy, which appears in Australian Foreign Affairs #3, published 9 July. For much of the past 20 years, Indonesia has been held up as a model of...

Science

Long live the Europe of scientists!

This article is published as part of the EuroScience Open Festival (ESOF), of which The Conversation France is a partner. Since its inception, the European project has benefitted citizens from all walks of life in every...

Discovering dopamine's role in the brain: Arvid Carlsson's important legacy

Arvid Carlsson, the Swedish neuroscientist and Nobel laureate, died on June 29, 2018 at the age of 95. He had devoted his life to understanding how the brain works and was awarded the Nobel for his research into dopamine ...

How Novichok is different from radioactive poisons – and what this means for decontamination

A man and a woman were found unconscious in Wiltshire, England, on July, after having been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok. This is the same substance that was used to poison the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and...

We need a bank of DNA from dirt and water to protect Australia's environment

Measuring biodiversity used to mean laboriously collecting samples and manually identifying the plants, animals and fungi. This might involve careful inspection under a microscope to spot identifying features. This takes a...

Curious Kids: Where do black holes lead to?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions theyd like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome serious, weird or wacky! You might also like...

Technology

Samsung Note 9 Release Date, Specs, Price: Latest Leaks Reveal Sleek Phone with S Pen, Fingerprint Sensor [VIDEO]

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is ready to be released to the market but before this can happen, details about the new smartphone have already been leaked. More info is being posted and the latest bit has to do with supposed...

‘No Man’s Sky’ News and Updates: Hello Games Launching ‘Next’ Update, Overhaul to Massively Change Gameplay

No Mans Sky is finally getting an update and it is a big one. It will be released next week and once downloaded, it is expected to completely alter the entire gameplay as new elements are introduced for players to...

‘Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker’ News: Bandai Namco Invites Gamers to Open Beta; Playing Dates Announced

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker players were given a chance to test the newest Naruto game. This event is open to Xbox One and PS4 console users and they may join in anytime on the dates set by the games publisher. On...

‘Fallout 76’ Release Date, Features: Director Todd Howard Insists It’s Not ‘Survival’ and They Care About Player Progression

Despite several franchise firsts in terms of the titles gameplay, Fallout 76 is not going to leap to another video game genre. Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard recently explained why they do not like to consider...

MacBook Pro 2018 News and Updates: Apple Faces Another Throttling Issue with Its Latest Core i9-Powered Laptop

Shortly after Apple launched the MacBook Pro 2018 series, some users found an issue that is difficult to overlook and it is something that the company is already familiar with. According to some reviewers, certain thermal...
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