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A series produced by brilliant podcaster Dave Pickering, based on real fixes, heartbreaks and wisdom shared at our community repair events – called Restart Parties – here in London. We go into real depth about good and bad design, obstacles to repair of electronics, emotional aspects of ownership, environmentally irresponsible business models, and the “end of life” of our gadgets. This podcast is for you if you'd like to fix your relationship with electronics. Let’s rethink, restart.

A series produced by brilliant podcaster Dave Pickering, based on real fixes, heartbreaks and wisdom shared at our community repair events – called Restart Parties – here in London. We go into real depth about good and bad design, obstacles to repair of electronics, emotional aspects of ownership, environmentally irresponsible business models, and the “end of life” of our gadgets. This podcast is for you if you'd like to fix your relationship with electronics. Let’s rethink, restart.
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A series produced by brilliant podcaster Dave Pickering, based on real fixes, heartbreaks and wisdom shared at our community repair events – called Restart Parties – here in London. We go into real depth about good and bad design, obstacles to repair of electronics, emotional aspects of ownership, environmentally irresponsible business models, and the “end of life” of our gadgets. This podcast is for you if you'd like to fix your relationship with electronics. Let’s rethink, restart.

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English


Episodes

Restart Radio: Tech repair myths

10/18/2017
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Most electronic items when they break are repairable. But there are several persistent myths about DIY quick fixes that can do more harm than good. The post Restart Radio: Tech repair myths appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:29:55


Restart Radio: community repair, neurodiversity and mental health

10/11/2017
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Today, on World Mental Health Day, we talk about how repair can contribute to greater social cohesion and individual well-being for a wide range of people. The post Restart Radio: community repair, neurodiversity and mental health appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:29:54


Restart Podcast Ep. 25: Goodbye iSlave (Pt.2)

10/3/2017
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In part 2 of our podcast special with 'activist academic' Jack Qiu, we talk some more about the fight to end contemporary 'iSlavery'. The post Restart Podcast Ep. 25: Goodbye iSlave (Pt.2) appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:29:29


Restart Podcast Ep. 24: Goodbye iSlave (Pt 1)

9/27/2017
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Many people think of slavery as history. But for Jack Qiu, the present-day treatment of some workers in electronics factories in China needs to be conceived of as slavery. And our own addiction to gadgets is its own, related form of mental "slavery". The post Restart Podcast Ep. 24: Goodbye iSlave (Pt 1) appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:29:26


Restart Radio: Camping Gadgets

9/19/2017
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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'. The post Restart Radio: Camping Gadgets appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:29:54


Restart Radio: Lovefone’s vision for thriving commercial repair

9/13/2017
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Today, we talk to Rob Kerr from Lovefone - an independent mobile repair store - about the relationship between manufacturers and repairers. The post Restart Radio: Lovefone’s vision for thriving commercial repair appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:29:20


The Restart Podcast Ep. 23: 5th Birthday Special

7/26/2017
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This month, to celebrate the Restart's 5th birthday, we're looking back on some of our favourite moments from past podcast episodes and Restart Parties. The post The Restart Podcast Ep. 23: 5th Birthday Special appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:29:29


Restart Radio: repairing across generations

7/19/2017
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Skills don't become obsolete the same way gadgets do. Today we discuss what different generations have to teach each other about repair. The post Restart Radio: repairing across generations appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:29:54


Restart Radio: Repair in the U.S. with Fixit Clinic

7/5/2017
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Today, Ugo and Dave are joined by Peter Mui from Fixit Clinic, a U.S. based "troubleshooting and discovery workshop" that has much in common with Restart Parties and Repair Cafes. The post Restart Radio: Repair in the U.S. with Fixit Clinic appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:30:56


Restart Podcast Ep. 22: Greening the internet

6/27/2017
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Dave Pickering talks to Data Centre Specialist Sophia Flucker about the forgotten places that store and generate our data, and how we can build a greener internet The post Restart Podcast Ep. 22: Greening the internet appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:29:27


Restart Radio: Keyboards and the durability of interfaces

6/14/2017
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We talk with mechanical keyboard enthusiasts about improving our time typing. Not everybody takes such interest, but with care at purchase and maintenance, keyboards can really last The post Restart Radio: Keyboards and the durability of interfaces appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:28:29


Restart Radio: Designing consumer rights and trust

6/8/2017
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Trust is key in any relationship, be it with other humans or the gadgets we use. What happens to that trust when those devices evolve beyond our expectations? Talking to Matthew from design studio IF, we explore the role of design in empowering people to trust their devices. The post Restart Radio: Designing consumer rights and trust appeared first on The Restart Project.

Restart Radio: 3D sound, hardware and software

6/1/2017
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What's the difference between a prerecorded birdsong and a real one? 3D sound aims to bring audio technology even closer to "real life". If it does really work, will it render all our regular listening devices obsolete? The post Restart Radio: 3D sound, hardware and software appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:29:51


Restart Radio: DIY radiation monitoring with Safecast and ransomware attacks

5/18/2017
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From Citizen Science projects to community-run operating systems, we examine how we can have more of a say in how to keep ourselves safe. The post Restart Radio: DIY radiation monitoring with Safecast and ransomware attacks appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:29:54


Restart Radio: Digital archaeology with Jim Boulton

5/10/2017
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Janet and Neil are joined by Jim Boulton, ‘digital archaeologist’ and curator of the exhibition 64 Bits, a project that chronicles the history of the World Wide Web. The post Restart Radio: Digital archaeology with Jim Boulton appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:28:22


Restart Radio: The parallel worlds of the tinkerer and the grower

4/28/2017
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Today we talk to Lou and Ed from design studio Friche about what the world of electronics can learn from the world of urban food growing. The post Restart Radio: The parallel worlds of the tinkerer and the grower appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:23:13


Restart Podcast Ep. 20: Maker culture in Shenzhen and sustainable design

4/20/2017
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Today we talk to David Li, founder of Open Innovation Lab, about maker culture in the city of Shenzhen: home to more than 4000 design firms. The post Restart Podcast Ep. 20: Maker culture in Shenzhen and sustainable design appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:28:47


Restart Radio: Sensing gadget failures and frustrations in Belgium

4/13/2017
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Consumer organisation Test-Achats in Belgium uses crowdsourcing to identify ‘hot-spots’ of consumer frustration and investigate the gadgets that keep breaking. The post Restart Radio: Sensing gadget failures and frustrations in Belgium appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:24:15


Restart Radio: The Past and Future of London’s Computer Fairs

4/5/2017
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A visit to Stratford Computer Fair reveals that face-to-face electronic repair and sales are not yet things of the past. The post Restart Radio: The Past and Future of London’s Computer Fairs appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:24:06


The Restart Podcast Ep. 19: High school repair and the next generation of Restarters

3/30/2017
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Today we head to the US, where a group of high-school students and teachers talk to us about an exciting project that began as a pop-up stall in a library. The post The Restart Podcast Ep. 19: High school repair and the next generation of Restarters appeared first on The Restart Project.

Duration: 00:27:12

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