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Emil Gustafsson Jewellery Art

About me

My name is Emil Gustafsson and I am a Swedish artist living and working in Oslo, Norway, where I recieved an MFA from the national art academy (KHiO).

M.A.K.E. I.T. C.O.U.N.T.

Machinery Posted on Fri, January 31, 2014 11:59:45

M.A.K.E. I.T. C.O.U.N.T. is a keyboard intended to turn internet updates and other snippet shaped communications into a place for reflection and planning. The keyboard consists of one rotary encoder with the English alphabet encoded on it and three buttons. These buttons are erase,space and ABC(print). A user has to find the correct next letter through turning the black knob and pushing the ABC button until the desired letter is reached. unnecessary letters are erased manually and the desired letter is once again entered. In this fashion it goes on, significantly slowing down the communication speed, thereby enabling the user to actually reflect on what he/she is writing. The title is short for Manual Alphabetic Knob Enabling Information Transcription Communicating Only Using Necessary Tools.

For the moment, it is connected to a twitter account and anyone coming in contact with the physical machine are invited to update that account with whatever they please. The long term goal is to make a publication with these probably more or less insightful snippets of communication.

You can find M.A.K.E. I.T. C.O.U.N.T. twitter feed here.

Det det dreier seg om

Machinery Posted on Wed, June 19, 2013 19:22:48

A nonsensical machine that does nothing but gearing up and down and giving a user something to do. Acrylic, steel, bakelite and beech wood.

(Det det dreier seg om is a title in Norwegian that is pretty hard to translate properly, but it means roughly “that which it is turning around”)