fuse project technocraft at ybca fuse project technocraft at ybca
aug 20, 2010

fuse project technocraft at ybca

‘technocraft: hackers, modders, fabbers, tweakers, and design in the age of individuality’ ybca (yerba buena centre for the arts), san francisco, california on now until october 3, 2010

shaded sconce‘ by martin konrad gloeckle

bored with mass-production? scared of cultural globalization? emotionally disconnected from your consumption?  designers around the world are using technology to fight back and create a new economy based on craft, individualization and user participation in the process of creation.

yves behar‘s first curatorial project ‘technocraft: hackers, modders, fabbers, tweakers, and design in the age of individuality’ showcases more than 800 pieces by over 40 artists. selected works span the spectrum from collaborative projects facilitated through ‘crowd-sourcing platforms’ to outsider ‘hacks’ where manufactured products are adapted or modified by users. 

‘shaded sconce’ by martin konrad gloeckle

to read designboom’s preview on the exhibition, click here.

‘shaded sconce’ by martin konrad gloeckle

‘reanim’  by 5.5 designers

‘reanim’  by 5.5 designers

‘rocket bike’ by jason ‘jay’ broemmel (bike hack)

fragile salt & pepper shakers‘ by studiokahnimage © ode d antman

‘fragile salt & pepper shakers by studiokahn

image © ode
d antman

recycled plastic toy furniture
by greg lynn FORM
image courtesy of greg lynn FORM

recycled plastic toy furniture by greg lynn FORM image courtesy of greg lynn FORM

‘you make it chandelier’ by lindsey adelman studio

‘eames hack highchair’ by design team tom reynolds, tim peet, jared delorenzo,
alie thomer, alexandra powell, and andrew mccandlish

image © phocasso / j.w. white

‘technocraft’ installation view image © phocasso/j.w. white

‘100 chairs in 100 days’ by martino gamper image © phocasso/j.w. white

‘technocraft’ installation view image © phocasso/j.w. white

‘technocraft’ installation view image © phocasso/j.w. white

‘technocraft’ installation view image © phocasso/j.w. white

‘technocraft’ installation view image © phocasso/j.w. white

‘technocraft’ installation view image © phocasso/j.w. white

yves behar sits in front of martino gamper’s ‘100 Chairs in 100 Days’ image © justin korn

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