The Paul Bailey Hacked Typewriter Redefines Traditional Technology

 - Jun 1, 2011
References: paul-bailey & thisiscolossal
The Paul Bailey Hacked Typewriter is art with a message. With the right combination of brains and technology, the digitized world is never safe from the wrath of hackers and computer connaisseurs. Routed in modern communication is the typewriter, a device that is essentially obsolete in this day and age, but whose significance is not lost on the world of communication.

The challenge behind the project lies in the quote: "‘The beauty of the typewriter is that, unlike its modern counterpart, it cannot be hacked." According to Colossal, Bailey "set out to redefine the fundamental mechanics of the typewriter resulting in a new interpretation of its core function."

In this age where anything and everything functions electronically, the idea of hacking non-electronic devices to create something different that fits into the prototype of this modern world is interesting and thought-provoking.