Writing utensils have taken the same straight and rigid form for thousands of years, so it is interesting to see a modern concept like the 'Instrument as a Pen' which diverges from this shape greatly. With the ballpoint pressed down perpendicularly to the page, the shaft of the streamlined scrawler takes an unusual angle of around 45 degrees.
It makes sense to imagine someone with lightening speed handwriting holding such an aerodynamic utensil, as Volkan Soydan's object looks like it would cut through all air resistance in the room. The slanted configuration of the rollerball might suggest much improved ergonomics of the 'Instrument as a Pen,' the perfect contemporary competitor against the efficiency of the keyboard.
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'Instrument as a Pen' Takes a Razor Sharp Shape
- By: Amelia RoblinNov 13, 2011