In our first monthly Restart Podcast of the year, Dave talks to Leyla Acaroglu: self-described designer, systems thinker and sustainability provocateur.
We’ve had a fascinating year exploring a whole bunch of new topics, and we want to make sure you didn’t miss our best shows: so here it is, our hand-picked top 10. Over five hours of discussion about gadgets’ past, present and future, the surreal and the everyday, the handmade, repaired and unrepairable – and the role they play in our lives.
How do Robot pets force us to reconsider the boundaries between the animate and inanimate? And what issues do they raise concerning ownership and DIY repair?
A world where gadgets can talk to each other brings a whole host of opportunities – but it also throws up unprecedented challenges.
As summer draws to a close, we think about the role of tech in our experience of the ‘Great Outdoors’. Taking a look at the useful, the useless, and the DIY, we think about how current consumer trends in camping and outdoor gear reflect the complicated nature of our desire to ‘get away from it all’.