Do You Still Have Your Old Laptron 64?

Digital artist Alex Varanese recently spent some time thinking about what he would do if he could go back in time. What would be the easiest thing to do that would result in the most gain? The answer here was simple. Recase modern electronics, resell them, and never have to worry about money again.

Towards that end, Varanese designed a 14-part art series titled “Alt/1977: We Are Not Time Travellers,” revealed this past Wednesday, that takes our familiar gadgets from modern day (iPods, laptops, handhelds) and reimagines them with the design aesthetics prevalent in the 1970s.

Visit Varenese’s site to see the full project. If his site is down (killed by traffic), you can also see them courtesy of io9.

Chris Greenland insists that a 1977 internet, obsessed with oil crises, a Democratic president, and Star Wars, would be nothing like today’s internet.


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