Repurposing Home Electronics

This hand held gaming controller is a product destined for obsolescence. Is there a heaven for unused devices?

As part of his course on Materiality in the Digital Realm, artist Wolfgang Spahn showed me how to steer the laptop by altering the device. In this example the “numchuk” is operating a small motor while data is simultaneously represented on the computers screen. In other words the devices are communicating with each other.