This is a project I’m calling, ‘The Last Computer’. It boils down to these questions: What if I could not buy another computer? How long can I keep the computers I already have in working […]
A World of Repair in 2030
A world of 2030 in which repair could be part of the scaffold that builds it is one based not on efficiency, but sufficiency. — Lepawsky (2020)
When you want to know how things really work, study them when they're coming apart.William Gibson, Zero History.
The universal machine is local
(E)ven the celebrated ‘universal machine‘ must realize itself materially, therefore locally, in order to function.–Danowski, Déborah, and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro. The Ends of the World. Polity, 2017: 116.
Facts are built
Facts are assembled by the work of people in conjunction with instruments, materials, and know-how. A house is built. So, too, is a fact. Despite decades of work in STS, it is still controversial to […]
Any system that deals with the four aspects of modern waste – tonnage, toxicity, heterogeneity, and externalization – on a large scale will change waste infrastructure and what counts as trash. — Max Liboiron