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By AMUSEMENT

 

NAME: Natural Keyboard

AUTHOR: Robbie Tilton, a student designer from NYU.

DESCRIPTION: For an assignment where he had to use laser cutter, Robbie Tilton decided to create a natural keyboard made of wood and moss. Modeled after an Apple wireless keyboard, the structure and the keys of the device are entirely made of wood. Robbie Tilton then covered the body with moss. Fake moss that is. He originally intended to use growable moss but time contraints prevented him from doing so. Hopefully in the future, he will do a version with real turf, but I wonder how the watering will affect the electric components.

AMUSEMENT RATE: In a society focusing on cold materials like glass, metal and plastic, Robbie Tilton proposes to go back to nature and to objects that are more visually and tactilely challenging. A technology that breathes and would require a special care would change the way we interact with our devices. We agree: a keyboard made of moss would almost make our long hours of typing feel like a nice break in the countryside.

Source: inhabitat

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By AMUSEMENT

 

NAME: Natural Keyboard

AUTHOR: Robbie Tilton, a student designer from NYU.

DESCRIPTION: For an assignment where he had to use laser cutter, Robbie Tilton decided to create a natural keyboard made of wood and moss. Modeled after an Apple wireless keyboard, the structure and the keys of the device are entirely made of wood. Robbie Tilton then covered the body with moss. Fake moss that is. He originally intended to use growable moss but time contraints prevented him from doing so. Hopefully in the future, he will do a version with real turf, but I wonder how the watering will affect the electric components.

AMUSEMENT RATE: In a society focusing on cold materials like glass, metal and plastic, Robbie Tilton proposes to go back to nature and to objects that are more visually and tactilely challenging. A technology that breathes and would require a special care would change the way we interact with our devices. We agree: a keyboard made of moss would almost make our long hours of typing feel like a nice break in the countryside.

Source: inhabitat

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