juan montero: hacking hope
juan montero: hacking hope juan montero: hacking hope
nov 25, 2011

juan montero: hacking hope

interior landscapes

all i want to do is make some money:

what would happen if we could use our homes to make us money? exploring the idea that with a little bit of thought our homes could work in a way to turn us a profit. my literal translation of this idea is designed to make us realise, by highlighting in a fun tongue and cheek manner, the potential of these mass produced objects that we own and use systematically on a daily basis.

its replicates step by step on a micro scale the industrial process of making a dollar bill using only the appliances found in the home. starting from the raw material of denim jeans for the cotton based paper to the production of homemade ink and culminating in an interesting collaboration between a coffee machine and a household printer.

Interchangeable machine backs:

This element hypothesises that if we payed more attention to the hidden world inside our machines we could design a series of interchangeable backs that can be used to manufacture for us, Without interrupting the existing system or cycle of the products. Just through a parasitic way of thinking and approaching these machines we can get so much more from them.

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could use the waste heat from a fridge to heat the water for our morning shower? By tapping into existing processes, like the circular motion of a dryer, you could use the lint collected from your clothes to spin new socks or even have your washing machine make chocolate or brew beer as a direct bi product of it’s natural cycle.

printing energy:

this encapsulates what we could do if we have the right attitude and have understood that we have the potential and the control to do more with these systems. what if we now hack into our printer using photovoltaic ink? technology of the future could allow us to print our own solar energy at home using something as simple as a household hold printer. this of course is based on future development of current technologies something places like m.i.t are looking into at this very moment in time. something that in ten or twenty years will be totally feasible. as long as we the consumer have the right attitude and frame of mind. we could live in home where textiles on chairs power televisions and computers.

hacking hope aims to create the right frame of mind; opening our eyes to the boundless possibilities, cultivating a willingness to question the status quo and to experiment. instead of being passively reliant on these objects, we should make them do much more for us.

waste = hope

making money – processing denim

making money – cotton paper pulp

making money – cotton based paper

making money – homemade ink

making money – printing money

manufacturing for us – appliances at work

manufacturing for us – homemade industry

manufacturing for us – socks

printing energy – photovoltaic ink

printing energy – domestic collaborations


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