Vintage typewriter turned to kinetic art

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Vintage typewriter turned to kinetic art


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From the MAKE Flickr pool

Rob Cruickshank repurposed the spherical printhead from an old IBM Selectric typewriter for use in a new gallery installation. Under strobed illumination, the Selectric’s ‘typeball‘ certainly is hypnotic – beautiful, in a sort of William S. Burroughs way. Rob’s kinetic sculpture will be on viewable at Toronto’s Fly Gallery until the end of the month.

(It’s worth noting – The 60s era Selectric seems a pretty awesome piece of engineering – just reading over how it prevented simultaneously keystrokes had me inspired.)

2 thoughts on “Vintage typewriter turned to kinetic art

  1. Silverman says:

    I too worship at the temple Selectric. I call your attention to my brief video poem on the machine.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31143498@N03/3954947200/

  2. The Mechanical Glory of the IBM Selectric Typewriter | Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers says:

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