“Opportunity in Obsolescence” by Erik Contreras

  • ©, Erik Contreras, Opportunity in Obsolescence
  • ©, Erik Contreras, Opportunity in Obsolescence


    Opportunity in Obsolescence

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Artist Statement:

    With many issues surrounding our high-tech products including: 1) planned obsolescence, 2) a linear “cradle-to-grave” life cycle, 3) the accumulation of electronic waste (e-waste), and 4) consumer culture, there is potential of finding creative solutions to reusing/repurposing our obsolete technology. This potential can be found in this artistic work where a typewriter hacked to perform as a USB printer using the design principles meant to combat the issues listed above. This includes using open-source hardware and software as well as incorporating adaptive design for future updates.

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