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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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Restart Radio: from changing plugs to changing the world

Alison from The Goodlife Centre, a workshop and learning centre in London was our special guest. We talked about DIY skills and how she has built a thriving business teaching people how to change plugs.

Photo of James Wallbank by Flickr user CampusPartyBrasil

Visiting Access Space

Access Space is much more than a computer refurbishing centre: it is the first making space we visit that spells out inclusion as a key priority for its activities.

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Redesigning the inkjet printer – work in progress

This week we participated in the first of three workshops organised by the People’s Design Lab. It was an opportunity to learn from others with a background in design about their frustrations with printing. Interestingly, initial conversations revolved around a deeper question: why should we print at all? Why is it that certain airlines and […]