Thomas Thwaites: How Do You Build A Toaster...From Scratch? Designer Thomas Thwaites explains what compelled him to build a toaster, literally from the ground up.
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How Do You Build A Toaster ... From Scratch?

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How Do You Build A Toaster ... From Scratch?

How Do You Build A Toaster ... From Scratch?

How Do You Build A Toaster ... From Scratch?

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Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode From Curiosity To Discovery.

About Thomas Thwaites' TED Talk

Designer Thomas Thwaites explains what compelled him to build a toaster, literally from the ground up.

About Thomas Thwaites

Designer Thomas Thwaites works on projects that look deeply at the science behind technology, such as his Toaster Project, where he set out to build his own toaster from scratch, and Policing Genes, a thought experiment around amateur genetics. He's also working on a project investigating counterfactual histories in science, supported by the Wellcome Trust.