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Inside the Game This term, we are very excited to be focusing on games creation and the architecture of games. In future posts, we’ll outline aspects of our Inside the Game project in greater detail.  In particular, we are exploring … Continue reading

Do you have a spare keyboard?

“Do you have a black keyboard that you don’t need anymore? We just need the keys.”

My colleague, Jane, must have seen the blank look on my face and responded immediately with, “I have a student who’s making a dress out of recycled computer parts and she’s using the keys to make a belt.”

I was immediately intrigued by this and knew I had to take a look at the student’s work. After all, it was computer parts we were talking about!

I’m happy to say that our Technical Services staff were able to locate a keyboard and the dress was completed!  The next day I met the creator, Thea, and watched as she made the finishing touches and completed her semester long project.

Apart from the belt made from keys, I was amazed at the work that had gone into the bodice, using a number of motherboards, carefully crafted with metalwork tools.

When I asked Thea how many hours she estimated her project had taken, she smiled and said, “A looong time!” Her peers agreed with her!

I would like to thank Thea for allowing me to publish the photos of her project and share them via this blog. An incredible example of creativity and recycling!