Mobiles help us talk about miniaturisation – and material consequences. We delved into the topic of “critical raw materials”, learning about recycling rates, and need to slow our consumption. Then we changed mobile batteries
We explore the qualities in our gadgets aimed at a particular gender. Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino talks to us about the history of gender-bias in kitchens and more. Technological gadgets, like people, are not always neutral.
What kind of drone will triumph in the future: will it be the disposable toy that finds its way to dumps or more hackable and repairable models, both buy-and-fly and those emerging from open-source communities?
The pinking of gadgets, the most visible attempt at “gendering” of gadgets, seems to obscure the more subtle gender-biases built into others. Participate in our Twitter chat about this
We talk to Steve Neil in his repair van and clients’ homes about his work ethic, the trials of being self-employed, and why some machines seem to break so often.