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Starting from a subject about burlesque titled "C'est idiot!" (that's idiot!), given by a teacher at the school of fine arts of Dijon (France), I've decided to work on the place of computers in our lives, and also the obsession of multi-functionnality rising everywhere, from portable media devices to washing-machine powder, from food to toothpaste, and so on...

So after many attempts i'd come to the idea of using two famous pictures of our society, The swiss-knife, mainly promoted by the compagny "victorinox" (at least in Europe) and the laptop symbolized today by the "iBook" by Apple.. By Mixing them together i try to show that computer is getting more and more place in our life today, like playing our music, connecting us with friends, giving the news, watching a video, write a letter...and so much things i'd enjoy personnally. Computer helps you doing almost everything you need today, just like a swiss knife...BUT :

Is the swiss knife is really the best tool to cut something? is it really well done so that you can screw easily? can you really use the magnifying glass it has? Of course you can but we know there are tool especially made for, that will help you better...

Anyway i found an old Dell laptop which was not working anymore, and began to heavily mod it, by now, everything is fully fonctionnal and usable. Knife, toothbrush, corkscrew, screwdriver, hair brush, witha strap to put on your shoulder. i've also made a little flyer to promote it in the whole school which you have a preview on the bottom right (it's not because there is a price written that's it's for sale, it was just to make it more credible )..i'm working on a little website for it also, and idealy i'd like to make it usable as a computer too...

Finally, My work leads to the question "is a computer really is always the best tool?"

Thanks for reading this anyway, criticism welcome of course

© 2006 Victorinox™, iSwiss™, Apple®, iBook®, Microsoft®, Windows®, ieub™ et intel® are commercial brands. All rights reserved.
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Pandemonial Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I love Victorinox and I LOVE THIS!
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ukwoman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008   Interface Designer
that´s so great, perfect! is the only please where swiss didn´t though about...
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innominato5090 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
a good concept.... love it :+fav:
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imwalkingwithaghost Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
Now lets try to get that through airport security :lmao:

I like :)
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littlemissmoody Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
:giggle: awesome! i love the strap.
Q- does the computer work?
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ieub Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
eheh i wish it worked, unfortunately, because of all the "removable" stuff, there isn't much room left for a motherboard or a HD inside, though it could work with a really reduced system
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littlemissmoody Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
i wish it worked too. it would be the ultimate computer! ^____^
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Schnurr Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
that looks really cool
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Skynix Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Bonne idée =D
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SirSmiley Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
Excellent work. Thanks for making us think.
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SleweD Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
wow very nice :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

of course any situation which you need said tools, you'd most likely be found without that handy.
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Pe7er Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Magnificent idea. Raises uncomfortable questions about the importance of technology in our lives ;)
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ieub Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006
eheh thank you pe7er, it's been a while buddy :)
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