Salvage – a term that, in English, was originally associated with the payment received ‘for saving a ship from wreck or capture’ – only came to describe the act of saving itself in the late 19th century with the dawn of the salvage corps. As cities grew, and the risk of large-scale property loss became more central, insurance underwriters found it profitable to establish fire salvage services to reduce losses. A later meaning, evolving during WWI, refers to the ‘recycling of waste material’: put explicitly, the combing of battlefields by the British Army’s Salvage Corps (a ghoulish double entendre), which re-purposed the parts and property of fallen machines and soldiers for continuing use in the war effort.
“Dr. Smartphone,” “Mobile City Center,” “Docteur IT,” “iklinik,” “La clinique du téléphone cellulaire,” “Phonetime,” “iPhone clinique,” “Smartphone clinique,” “Phone services...” These are some of the names of a new type of business that has appeared in towns and villages in the past ten years: smartphone repair stores represent the most visible element of this ecosystem, but similar practices can be seen in hackerspaces, Fab labs, and temporary venues such as repair cafés. The services provided vary, but they tend to focus on the material elements of the hardware. Though the problem or issue is usually with the device’s hardware, repair technicians may also be able to address software issues; overseeing updates, changing settings, installing applications, or adding software and accessories not supported by manufacturers.
Drawing on a two-year field study in Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich, this book focuses on these independent repair stores and hackerspaces, and the practices of their technicians. How do these individuals come to end up fixing customers’ devices? How do they learn to handle products that were not designed to be repaired? And what can the mending of a cracked phone display tell us about skill, innovation, and the use of technology?
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Hemos preparado esta colección de vídeos, artículos de prensa y blogs en los que aparece el Repair Café Madrid por si eres periodista o estás documentando algo sobre los repair cafés.
The ships are old junk heaps run on a shoestring by hard-bitten characters on the edge, seemingly held together with two pieces of string, chewing gum, and the will of God — the SF equivalent of the struggling Film Noir private eye, in other words.
In this video I'll be showing you several different things you can make from old, dead laptops!
The lifecycle of your phone has big impacts on the planet.
Conversa com Stalker sobre semiótica, máquinas, ação política, bricolagem e apropriação tecnológica, realizada em 12/04/2007.
Conversa com Thiago Novaes em 11/05/07 sobre Simondon, rádio livre e um monte de outros assuntos, com grande participação por IRC e a massa de 13 ouvintes simultâneos do stream.
The project’s main output will be an integrated approach to supporting citizen repair: a digital infrastructure that supports self-repair, repairing together (in repair cafés or repair centres), and repairing with professional support. To sustain this infrastructure beyond the project lifetime, business and policy models will be developed with a view to setting up a European Open Repair Data Platform.
The novel way to tackle waste from electrical and electronic goods is to encourage the public to make use of local repair cafes and workshops which are increasingly popular on the continent. Here, individuals can access 3D printers and specifications for parts to repair their machines and devices thus taking away the need to replace with a new product and so empowering individuals to ‘citizen repair’.
Unsere Smartphones sind schon durch mehrere Länder gereist bis wir sie in unseren Händen halten. Außerdem sind Ressourcen und Abfälle angefallen, um das Handy herzustellen. Wir zeigen dir die unsichtbaren Abfälle des Smartphones und was du tun kannst, um sie zu reduzieren.
But when he asked the manufacturer to send him a replacement part, he was surprised to receive the manufacturer’s response: “ ‘Absolutely no.’ ”
“I had just expected, ‘Oh, no problem. Where can we send it?’ ” he said. “I wasn’t expecting them to dig their heels in.”
Mackeil was well aware of what’s become a common obstacle for hospitals: Manufacturers not only have a monopoly over even simple replacement parts, but they also often allow only their authorized service technicians to repair equipment.
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Rá-Tim-Bum foi um programa infantil de grande sucesso produzido pela TV Cultura em 1989 indo ao ar até 1992. O Roteiro era escrito por uma equipe supervisionada por Flávio de Souza da qual faziam parte Cláudia Dalla Verde e Dionisio Jacob. Os atores veteranos Marcelo Tas e Carlos Moreno faziam parte do elenco. A Direção geral foi de Fernando Meirelles.
Com uma fórmula arrojada, com quadros livres, inovou a programação infantil, ainda presa de fórmulas estereotipadas. Ganhou vários prêmios, entre os quais a Medalha de Ouro no Festival de Nova York.
São um total de 180 episódios que foram reprisados durante muito tempo.
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Three years of arguing with industry finally paid off, as the European standard EN45554 was published—a standard for measuring how easy it is to repair stuff.
Repair Manuals for Every Thing - iFixit
Welcome to our user-contributed teardowns on the hottest new gadgets. You can write your own teardown, check out how others are contributing with their teardowns, and even check out disassembly photos and comprehensive hardware analysis.
Haver you ever wondered what happens to your electronics go at the end of their life?
Every year, almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste (electronic waste) are generated worldwide. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the "developed" world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as "second hand goods".
This film presents a visual portrait of unregulated e-waste recycling in Ghana, West Africa, where electronics are not seen for what they once were, but rather for what they have become.