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Published on Apr 11, 2012
Ben Innes is an artist from Knoxville, Tennessee. He is best known for his breathtaking photographs of deconstructed electronics. To celebrate our shared love for circuitry, we've commissioned him to artistically deconstruct a culturally significant piece of technology: the home entertainment system. The working title for the piece is Deconstructing the Evolution of Electronics, and it will be comprised of 3 analogous home entertainment technologies (one legacy, one retro, one current) to reveal how this particular genre has evolved over time. In the broadest sense, this piece is about taking a step back to reflect on where electronic technology began, how it has evolved over time, and where we are today. Our hope is that we will leave the viewer with a greater appreciation for the age of unprecedented technological advancement that we are experiencing first-hand (and that we so often take for granted).
The art installation and photography will be officially revealed to the world at Maker Faire San Mateo on Saturday, May 22 at the element14 booth inside the event hall. It will be on display all weekend long, and attendees will have the opportunity to register for a chance to win a limited edition, 8x10 print, autographed by Ben.