Restart Radio: The age of the remote kill switch

This week a couple of tech stories had us considering the age we live in, and how software can be used to “kill” hardware or enforce obsolescence at scale. We talked about the risks of having many of our gadgets on networks and what “ownership” really means today.

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Funding drive to power Restart in 2016

This year, we’ve gone from strength to strength. The only catch is, we fell behind in our online fundraising. Your donations help keep our community events free for all, and help multiply our reach.

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Reframing “digital inclusion”

We would like to suggest much more reflection and critical engagement within our digital inclusion peers about an unquestioning, passive “consumption” model, not only of the hardware itself, but of software and the infrastructure that fuels the internet.


Ada Lovelace Day reflections: encouraging women tinkerers and fixers

Thanks to Ada Lovelace Day, and frankly missing the camaraderie our women skillshares, we had a meetup last night which breathed new life into our efforts to get more women tinkering and fixing