Friday, 12 June 2015

July 9-12 (Thurs-Sun), BREAKING THE FRAME 2: Second Gathering on the Politics of Technology

2)     July 9-12 (Thurs-Sun),BREAKING THE FRAME 2: Second Gathering on the Politics of Technology 
Unstone Grange, Nr. Dronfield,Derbyshire.

Organised by CorporateWatch, Scientists for Global Responsibility, Luddites200 and others including Rising Tide UK.

Come to Breaking The Frame 2 for a fresh conversation on the politics of technology. Join us in July for 3 days of workshops and campaign planning, plus music, food by Veggies, Real Ale, walking in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, hands-on activities and more

We live in a world dominated by technology and by systems created by technical experts. So whether it's where your food and energy comes from or if there is a right to privacy, almost everything in life is profoundly shaped by those technologies. Technologies do bring some genuine benefits but because their design is almost entirely controlled by corporate and military technical elites, they tend to reinforce corporate power and destroy the environment. Breaking The Frame is based on the idea that everyone has the right to take part in decisions about technology and that is crucial to creating an economically just and sustainable society. 

There will be panels on basic technology politics/technocracy, democratic control of technology, alternative technology and the transition to an economically just and sustainable society. Workshops run by leading campaign groups will focus on the technology politics of food, the workplace, privacy/policing, gender, energy, health, militarism, mining/infrastructure, etc.

Last year's gathering was supported by more than 20 organisations. Whether you're a technology politics campaigner, trade unionist, environmentalist, critical scientist, developer of alternative technology, artist or plain concerned citizen, Breaking the Frame is not to be missed. Places are limited, so you'll need to book in advance. We aim to ensure that no-one is excluded for reasons of cost. 

For more information visit, contact or call 020 7426 0005.
For more on the ideas behind the gathering go to

That's all for now but don't forget to get your tent ready for: 29th May-2nd June, Nr. Didcot. 19th-24th August, Peak District.

 Rising Tide UK,
 c/o 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, LONDON E1 1ES
 Tel: 07708 794665

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