Four design concepts by Mario Gagliardi on the possibilities of personal computers, designed and published in 2005. One vision foresaw microchips inplanted in human hands to replace physical devices such as phones with hand gestures. In 2017, Swedish startup Epicenter implants its workers with microchips in their hand that function to open doors, operate electronic devices, or pay with a wave of the hand. (C) Mario Gagliardi 2005
The Polapad is a small, flexible internet device for the consumption of media and social media with the thickness of a Polaroid photo.
Treasure box computer: The first personal quantum computers might be an exclusive gift. The treasure box computer in Chinese silk opens a glimpse to glowing crystals, conveying the idea of quantum data processing at the speed of light.
The phone is your hand: High-end personal electronics and mobile communication devices disappear altogether, getting implanted just below the outer layer of your skin. Once the phone IS your hand, simple gestures make it possible to have telephone conversations.
Squeeze stick: making data exchange tangible, the squeeze memory stick pushes data into devices when inserted and squeezed.
Help us to keep creativity free, independent, and accessible to all
penccil is the only platform for cutting edge creativity without user tracking.
The penccil community is growing every day. But we need your support to keep penccil independent and free as a safe space for creative people around the world. Every donation, big or small, helps.
Our mission is to make creative expression truly free, independent, and accessible to all, without fees, syndicated ads, cookies and user tracking. Your donation to penccil goes to the costs of servers and maintenance and helps us to develop penccil further.