The Artist in Residence (AIR) Program at Recology San Francisco is a unique art and education program that provides Bay Area artists with access to discarded materials, a stipend, and a large studio space at the Recology San Francisco Recycling and Transfer Station. By supporting artists who work with reused materials, Recology hopes to encourage people to conserve natural resources and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment.
One of the best and most popular DIY tips I shared in my newsletter last year was this one. In this video on Tech Tangents, AkBkukU shows how you can use CA/Superglue and baking soda to reconstruct and repair broken plastic hinges, pins, and other parts on old computers and consumer electronics.
Artista visual e educador , aborda as questões ligadas ao uso das novas tecnologias e a sua desconstrução.
Realiza oficinas e workshops de tecnologia experimental para adultos e crianças.
Atualmente se dedica ao TinkerLabBR um laboratório maker itinerante que envolve microcontroladores, computadores, desconstrução de objetos de baixa tecnologia, brinquedos chineses e artigos de lojas de R$ 1.99 para criação de traquitanas interativas.
Free Geek’s mission is to sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access, and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.
Donem una nova vida a ordinadors funcionals cedits per institucions públiques i privades i donants particulars.
We are investing £1million in projects that aim to reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or WEEE through innovation or research in the UK. This page tells you everything you need to know to apply.
A landmark legal case has been launched against the world’s largest tech companies by Congolese families who say their children were killed or maimed while mining for cobalt used to power smartphones, laptops and electric cars, the Guardian can reveal.
Apple, Google, Dell, Microsoft and Tesla have been named as defendants in a lawsuit filed in Washington DC by human rights firm International Rights Advocates on behalf of 14 parents and children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The lawsuit accuses the companies of aiding and abetting in the death and serious injury of children who they claim were working in cobalt mines in their supply chain.
Materials Matter is a printed leaflet, set of cards and script for disassembly and reassembly of a mobile. Participants of all ages can learn about the raw materials inside electronics by reading our leaflet and using our cards to pair with mobile phone components.
About the book: A decade ago many gushed at the possibilities of 3D printers and other DIY tech. Today makers are increasingly shaking off their initial blind enthusiasm to numerically control everything, rediscovering an interest in sociocultural histories and futures and waking up to the environmental and economic implications of digital machines that transform materials. An accumulation of critique has collectively registered that no tool, service, or software is good, bad, or neutral—or even free for that matter. We’ve arrived at a crossroads, where a reflective pause coincides with new critical initiatives emerging across disciplines.
In Agbogbloshie, a community in Accra, Ghana, people descend on a scrapyard to mine electronic waste for recyclable materials. Without formal training, these urban miners often teach themselves the workings of electronics by taking them apart and putting them together again. Designer and TED Fellow DK Osseo-Asare wondered: What would happen if we connected these self-taught techies with students and young professionals in STEAM fields? The result: a growing maker community where people engage in peer-to-peer, hands-on education, motivated by what they want to create. Learn more about how this African makerspace is pioneering a grassroots circular economy.
New York’s network infrastructure is a lot like the city itself: messy, sprawling, and at times near-incomprehensible. However, the city’s tendency toward flux is a strange blessing for the infrastructure sightseer: markings and remnants of the network are almost everywhere, once you know how to look for them.
The Amazon Echo as an anatomical map of human labor, data and planetary resources
By Kate Crawford 1 and Vladan Joler 2
Doch Chkae began life on a Cambodian rubbish dump, but now play to thousands.
Bodies of Planned Obsolescence is an art-science research networking project. The project will use and develop strategies in digital performance art, cultural studies, and science, to engage with the political, sociological and ecological issues around electronic waste in countries that export (UK) and import (Nigeria and China) used technology. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.
The world’s $300 billion scrap-metal market is looking beyond junked cars and copy machines to a new prize: the cloud. Pilot efforts are under way to handle the recycling of small amounts of cloud-computing material in the U.S., betting on a sharp pickup in volumes in the years ahead.
Shenzhen flooded the world with cheap gadgets. Can it now become what Silicon Valley never did—a global hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, and manufacturing?
The Institute of Advanced Studies and UCL Urban Laboratory are pleased to be able to announce that they will be in collaboration on the research theme of Waste during the academic year 2019-20.
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