Last year the folks at the MIAT (Museum for Industrial Archaeology and Textile) in Gent, Belgium asked if we would make donation to their exhibit called World Wide Work. They have since asked me to come and talk at the museum about the origins of Recompute, which is an honor. I have never been to Belgium, so I am looking forward to the trip, besides I have been working so much on Recompute this is kind of a nice little vacation, although it is mostly business. The lecture is at the MIAT, Thursday night May 26th.
Please see this link for more information. Hope to get the lecture and some photos up at the event soon.
Headed to Austin for the Houston SXSW three ring circus party. We are going to be doing a Recompute demo and tech talk. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by and say hi. Did we mention that it is a free party?
So tonight is the business makers of the year awards… Since we were de-nominated from an award this year we decided to sponsor it instead… We are giving away a one of a kind Recompute to one lucky winner tonight! We will let you know more as it happens. Information here:
We will post some more pictures when we can…
Let’s get the year started off right!
We have made a special model for 2011. It is based on our original Recompute, but has a faster AMD Athlon II 4 core processor @ 2.9GHz, 500GB hard drive, Nividia 8200 GForce graphics, 4GB of RAM, Ubuntu OS (yes is Linux easier than you think), all for a special price of $599.
You can order yours today through Amazon.
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So about a month or so ago we sent a Recompute to Ireland to be part of the Science Gallery’s exposition called Green Machines. It is an exhibit for Green Design from around the globe. This is the 5th European exhibition that Recompute has been featured in. They shot a little video about Recompute below. The exhibit wraps up in about three weeks, so if you are in Dublin hit it up.
Linux Journal is giving away a second Recompute DIY kit today.
Thanks to all the support from the Linux Community!
The folks at Black Dog Publishing in London have just released a new book titled Outside The Box: Cardboard Design Now. The book is full of other creative efforts in the medium of cardboard. It was an honor for a picture of Recompute to be included in the book.
You can order a copy directly from the folks at Black Dog Publishing.
So about a month or so ago an new deign book came out called Product Design in the Sustainable Era from Taschen publishing. Click the link and go to page 62… The book features a lot of other cutting edge designs in the realm of sustainability, however Recompute is one of the few objects that has gone from design concept to full production.
Recompute online store is officially open for business! We are ready to build your Recompute! http://recomputepc.com/
We are happy to announce that our new website will be up soon with a new web address. www.RecomputePC.com
The new site is great and you can actually purchase your own Recompute through the site! We will let you know when it is up.
Here is a picture from their collection titled,
The Recompute team has been given the fantastic opportunity to be a sponsor for the first TEDx Houston. For those who are unfamiliar with TED, it is a lecture series where the smartest people in their respective fields come an talk about what they are doing. To learn more about TED visit their website.
Do713.com is a new events web site launching this weekend at the Caroline Collective Saturday the 15th from 7 to 10 PM. Come and try out the new site while using some of the latest production Recomputes. See you there!
Going to have some production Recomputes out at the Technology Bytes Geek Gathering at the Coffee Groundz Friday nigh May 7 @ 7:30.
If you haven’t had a chance to come out and play with a Recompute yet here is your chance.
The very first Recomputes will be available for public sale April 23-25 at the Lawndale Design Fair 2010, in Houston, Texas. Not only is this the opportunity to purchase the very first Recomputes ever, but these machines will be one of a kind made exclusively for this event. These special edition Recomputes have specialized hardware configurations as well as custom artwork by graphic designer Tom So! Right now we are putting the finishing touches on these machines to get them ready for the fair. Here are some pictures of the main bodies. See you at the fair!
The Museum of Industrial Archaeology and Textile or MIAT in Belgium has receved a Recompute to be part of their permanent collection. The new exhibit titled ‘WorldWideWork’ focuses on the evolution of the industrial age and a “glance into the future.” So if you are out and about in Belgium stop in the MIAT and have a look around.
Sorry for the delay on the specs of all the models. Just wanted to be as accurate as possible…
Just got interviewed by the Business Makers Show!
Just click the link above to listen to the whole interview. In other news the engineer and producer of the business show John Whiteside got a chance to use a Recompute for a few days of recording and editing. His feedback was quite posotive. There should be a complete reveiw soon
Finally for those who are still wondering about production, it’s happening, it is just taking longer than anticipated. Also for those on the waiting list you are the first ones in line… So don’t fret you will have a Recompute of your own very soon.