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convenient typewriter slide1 The Convenient Typer Does One Thing Very Well

The Convenient Typer is a hacked typewriter that uses 3d printed mechanisms to type a single phrase: “It is as it is.” Created by artist Max Lupo, this self-referential machine uses modern means to re-imagine an antiquated form of technology.

convenient typewriter 2 detail em The Convenient Typer Does One Thing Very Well

A device such as this could place it as a cousin of The Useless Machine, but there’s an elegance in its own insistence that adds another wrinkle.

[via The Creators Project]

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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