THE INTERNET OF
DEAD THINGS INSTITUTE

In the current state of climate emergency and the specter of a global ecological collapse, the Internet of Dead Things Institute is dedicated to repurposing so-called obsolete information and communication technologies.

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The Internet of Dead Things Institute

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Million mobile phones discarded around the world each year

In the current state of climate emergency and the specter of a global ecological collapse, the Internet of Dead Things Institute is dedicated to repurposing so-called obsolete ICT

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million metric tons of e-waste is disposed in landfills around the world each year

We create and re-purpose devices, from some of the 50 million tons of toxic e-waste that traditionally end up in landfills each year, into new and open source tools

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Million of Minitel Terminals in service in 1993 in France (6485000)

In February 2009, France Télécom indicated the Minitel network still had 10 million monthly connections. France Télécom retired the service on 30 June 2012

MinitelSE

MinitelSe is an Open Source Operating System (“Système d’Exploitation”) running on a dedicated hardware designed for the 1980’s french Minitel

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MinitelSE 0.1

MinitelSe is an Open Source Operating System (“Système d’Exploitation”) running on a dedicated hardware designed for the 1980’s french Minitel.

Running on single board computer the Operating System acts as a gateway to the Internet and offers a set of tools and softwares.

(UN)DEAD Minitel

After been decommissioned in 2012, and to avoid having to recycle them, millions of the initially state owned Minitels were given to their users by the french government.

Many of those devices are still available, fully functional and unused. With this in mind, the Internet of Dead Things Institute, has decided to design an interface that would allow anyone to reuse this device beyond its initial capacity.

SE: Système D'Exploitation 

MintelSe allows its users to stream radio, browse the Internet in text mode, play games (Tetris, Worms, …), read the news, do chat, send and receive encrypted messages, and more.

New tools and dedicated hardware are been developed by our engineering team on an ongoing basis. 

Research

Our ongoing research is focused on identifying new obsolete devices to resurrect and repurpose into new open source tools. 

Education

Our mission is also to educate and empower a broad audience on how to hack and re-purpose obsolete and often black-box technologies in order to design their own tools.

Network

NØ SCHOOL NEVERS is a collaboration between NØ and IoDT. This 2 weeks intensive Summer school will be held in Burgundy from July 1st to 14th 2019.

Mobirise

Since 2003, Benjamin Gaulon, has been an artist, researcher and educator. He has previously released work under the name "Recyclism"

Since 2001, Jerome Saint-Clair aka 01010101 is a French artist, engineer and researcher, who works in the fields of art and technology.