'OBSOLETE 1' - artist book
For 'OBSOLETE 1', I used an external harddrive and engraved on the 3 first pages. 'We explore intelligence to create AI & robots, which will make us humans obsolete.' 'From latin obsolescere: fall into disuse - obsoletus: grown old, worn out.'
'OBSOLETE series' - artist books inspired by Yuval Noah Harari
While making the first three ‘Obsolete’ books, I was listening to Yuval Noah Harari‘s audio books ‘Sapiens’, ‘Homo Deus’ and ’21 Lessons for the 21st Century’, which stirred me. From Harari’s perspective, with the creation of robots, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of things, and algorithms that think for us, our bodies seem to be becoming outdated. He goes on to say that while we are researching and quantifying how our brains function, our minds and senses need to be delved into further,
'Obsolete 3' - artit book
I love this little book! 'Obsolete 3' is made from a small external hard drive and assembled with fishing cable and crimps with a copper circuit clasp. It was quite challenging to find proper crimps this size, I had to make-do! There are 7 double-sided pages including cover. It has its own transparent plastic case.
'OBSOLETE 2' - artist book
This is 'OBSOLETE 2'. A concertina book I made with screen layers of two digital tablets, and assembled with conductive tape and a copper integrated circuit clasp. I borrowed an engraver from the police station, and used it to write a list of obsolete devices: audio cassette player, CD, CD player, DVD, DVD player, PDA, pager, beeper, dial-up modem, dot-matrix printer, daisy-wheel printer, phone-booth, rotary phone, landline, phonebook, vinyl record, film camera, telegraph, phonograph......
Meetup challenge: METAL!
I started decluttering my office and was thinking about how to respond to the monthly challenge of my bookbinding Meetup: METAL! It all happened quickly. I thought, 'If I am throwing out old devices or tech bits, I may as well open and strip them apart to see what is inside.' Wonders! Things we never see, cause we’ve been told to never open for warranty reasons or making things worse! Anyway, I found stripping things apart thoroughly enjoyable, and began a series of OBSOLETE books made with part
‘book’ as a medium for triggering thoughts
Since 2015, I have been interested in making books, to get away from screens and re/connect with objects and touch. I have been exploring ‘book’ as a medium for triggering thoughts, transitioning from analogue to digital, challenging public and private spaces, allowing intimate & communal experiences.