Gunner in action - photo by Flicker user Paul_clarke on CC license

#Mozfest pt. 2: Working in the open

Mozilla Festival, beyond being fun, was most important for us because it really pushed us to think about the “how” – how do we build momentum towards our ambitious goal of changing relationships to electronics? If there is one thing we’ve learned working over ten years in global development, it’s “how matters”. Ugo and I […]

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#Mozfest pt 1: The politics of making the future

At an event where rapid innovation (“fuck it, ship it”) is the central driving force, questions about green credentials could be deemed a buzzkill – but surely an eye for sustainability tradeoffs could become one of the many “ninjaskills” of the future?

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Media buzz down south

We’ve been enjoying some welcome media hits (but not yet from here in the UK aside from an early interview with BBC’s Outriders). The media interest from southern Europe is not a surprise to us – given the deep and unrelenting crisis the region is going through. Restart itself is a response to what we […]

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Nesta meet you!

We were obviously happy to be chosen as semi-finalists in the Nesta Waste Reduction Challenge Prize. We are in the running for £10,000 to test out some of our best ideas in 2013, with a potential prize “jackpot” of £50,000. But one immediate benefit of being shortlisted was spending Wednesday with some inspiring and friendly […]