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Where are the women Restarters? Let’s get girls tinkering and fixing

Yesterday was Ada Lovelace Day. At our Restart Party in a community space in Euston only a couple of miles from one of Lovelace’s London residences, few participants knew who she was: one of the pioneers of computing. The commemoration was started “to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by […]

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#Mozfest pt 1: The politics of making the future

We attended Mozfest this weekend – and as we still do not even have anything web-related to show (hopefully next year) – we were there to gain inspiration and really push our thinking forward. The Mozilla Festival is a radically “open” geek paradise, where hundreds of people from around the world came to co-create and […]

#Firstworldproblems

This project originated from discussions at the ICT4D meetup in London. ICT for “D” (d meaningĀ development) is a term that started gaining momentum in recent decades, although people have been using communications technology for development since the advent of smoke signals. Ugo and I have both worked extensively in places where communications technology can make […]