Our volunteers Dave, Panda and Andrew run the show, discussing the hype about the Internet of Things (IoT) and ‘smart’ homes, and related issues of security.
We interview technologist and researcher Felipe Fonseca. We discuss the role of improvisation in problem-solving and repair, and we learn from Brazilian approaches to repurposing discarded technology.
Ugo interviews Restart volunteer Philip Le Riche about his passion for cameras. We talk about the technological development of these devices, and about their repairability and product lifetime.
As part of a summer tradition, we have compiled a summer reading list. We talk about reads which have inspired us and how they relate to our work at Restart.
Isabel and Ugo interview Simon Werrett, Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies at UCL. We talk about his upcoming book “Thrifty Science”, which discusses historical practices of repair and reuse.
In this week’s episode, we interview Tim Cooper, professor of Sustainable Design and Consumption at Nottingham Trent University. We discuss the current throwaway culture, and the role of consumers, businesses and regulation in making our products last longer.
In this week’s episode, Ugo and Janet interview Nathan Proctor, Director of US PIRG’s Right to Repair campaign. We talk about this movement and generally about our right to fix our devices.
In this week’s episode, Isabel and Ugo interview Lara Houston, a visiting researcher at Goldsmiths University. We talk about academic research on repair, and we also play some recordings from Kaja Ahnfelt, who has conducted research at Restart Parties.