April 1, 2013

Hanging Lamps Made from Colorful iMacs

Any collector who had audio and DJ gear in the late 80’s and early 90’s has made it a mission to hang on to what little gear they have left.  Many of these synthesizers, drum machines, and groove boxes can never be bought again from the retailer, so what they still own is no less than a collectible.  Now, that same argument can be applied to later models of gear that has been produced, say in the early 2000’s – but the value of that gear is not the same as the gear collected from 20 years earlier.  Perhaps it holds less sentimental value or perhaps the build quality is cheap, but whatever the reason gear seems to get tossed out rather than saved.

I believe it has more to do with the disposable culture of electronics that we have, when an item gets outdated by the time the year is half over.  Most of this junk that gets tossed out is likely to wind up somewhere where it’s not supposed to be.  Rarely, as seen in the image above, a collector and artist will find a way to make use of outdated technologies so that they may last for years to come.