Zero Dollar Laptop Workshops Reusing old, unused laptops with Free, Open Source Software

December 29, 2009


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The Zero Dollar Laptop Project aims to change the way we all think about technology.

Workshops have been running in London since January 2010 with clients of St Mungo’s charity for homeless people. We are recycling hardware, breaking Windows and installing Free and Open Source Software to build media laptops and create music, graphics and video for distribution over the Internet. Participants will leave the project with street-smart technical knowledge and a wireless enabled media laptop, classier than any shiny power-book.

The Zero Dollar Laptop is a recycled computer, running Free Open Source Software (FOSS) that is fast and effective- now and long into the future.

Artistic Team: Jake Harries and James Wallbank (Access Space) Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett and Olga Panades (

For more information contact Ruth Catlow

The Zero Dollar Laptop project is a programme of public debates, exhibitions and workshops about art, technology and environment inspired by the Zero Dollar Laptop Manifesto. Developed in partnership with Access Space and St Mungo’s charity for the homeless as part of’s Media Art Ecologies programme.

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