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Wednesday, July 16 • 14:00 - 16:00
E-waste exploration: Opening up our gadgets and looking into what happens when they die

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While we owe much of the growth of “Open Knowledge” to physical networks, hardware and electronics, we often ignore its material aspects and the consequences. E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in many countries. While export of e-waste is banned by international law, it occurs.

There is an increasing amount of data available about electronics purchasing, e-waste collection, export, but little interpretation, and few attempts to make this "real" for people.

We propose a session focused on collaboratively generating insight into local and global dynamics that starts with two explorations: one of our gadgets themselves - we will open, explore what's inside, and another of existing data on electronic waste.

The session will culminate in a mini data expedition with the goal of helping the average person gain an understanding of the dimension of e-waste produced and what happens to it.


Janet Gunter

Co-founder, The Restart Project
recovering INGO worker. social business noob. friend of global voices, www.averdade.org interests: land, geodata, ethics, rights, sustainability, electronics, brazil, mozambique, east timor
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Ugo Vallauri

Co-Founder, The Restart Project
Survived the ICT4D obsession. Interested in open source hardware & software, repair cultures, collaborative reskilling, resilience, transitions to happier and less wasteful economic futures, food and agriculture. In my timeline, always a lot about Italy, Kenya and electronic mus... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 16:00 CEST
Space S2 Kulturbrauerei

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