Endless Thread presents Outside/In: How to build a solar-powered websitePlay
Like most modern publications, Low-tech Magazine has a website. But when you scroll through theirs, you’ll notice an icon in the corner: the weather forecast in Barcelona.
That’s because Kris Decker, the creator of Low-tech Magazine, powers the site off a solar panel on his balcony. When the weather gets bad, the website just … goes offline.
In a way, the solar-powered website is an experiment: an attempt to peel back the curtain and to reveal the infrastructure behind it, and to raise questions about our relationship with technology. Should everything on the internet be accessible, all the time? Could progress mean choosing to live with less?
This week, Endless Thread presents an episode of Outside/In, a podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio about the natural world and how we use it.
This episode was reported and produced by Justine Paradis and edited by Taylor Quimby, with additional editing from Nate Hegyi, Jessica Hunt, and Felix Poon. Nate Hegyi is the host, and Rebecca Lavoie is the show's executive producer.