This month we chat with author Adam Minter on his newest book “Secondhand: Travels In The New Global Garage Sale”. It’s a very eye-opening and human take on massive flows of stuff and resources that often go overlooked.
In this episode, Dave interviews Monique Szpak, Community Coordinator for Data for The Restart Project. She takes us on a tour of the data collected at community repair events across the world by The Open Repair Alliance. Through an open data standard, Monique has helped to unify and compare the Alliance’s nearly 30,000 repair attempts.
This podcast is a meditation on the quiet importance of television standards, which ensure sets remain useful as the years pass. We talk with two engineers working in television testing about creating effective standards and testing televisions.
This summer, we asked Restart Radio listeners to share their thoughts on our podcast. Around 2.6% of you who listen monthly took our radio survey. In this post, we review who listens, how they listen, how they (would) engage further and summary of your suggestions.
Earlier this year, we visited Fixfest Italia – the first national community repair gathering in Italy. We now want to share the first ever Restart Radio episode in Italian!
B4RN is the bold initiative of a community in Lancashire who simply wanted access to the Internet and decided to start their own community-run broadband. It contributes to community cohesion, education and disaster preparedness.
With Restarters Ben Skidmore and Dave Lukes, Ugo discusses some tech news and then dives into the world of repurposing computers – how can we give them a second life?
Ravi Agarwal is an artist and activist based in New Delhi, where he founded the NGO Toxics Link. We hear Ravi’s reflections on his life between disciplines.