A Touchable, Moss-Covered Keyboard

Allison Guy
January 10th 2013

Designer Robbie Tilton's keyboard replaces the impersonal metal of a keyboard with lush imitation moss and wooden keys. Though it's a good example of fake nature, Tilton's keyboard is about more than just plastic replacements for the real thing. According to Tilton, “Tech products are often built in a clean, glass, pristine style. They’re not touchable. Tactilely, they are not that interesting.” The keyboard reintroduces some of the tactility of old nature into our unresponsive, button-filled environment.

Thanks to Daniel R. Witte for the heads-up.

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Koert van Mensvoort
Posted 10/01/2013 – 20:13

This kind of anecdotal stuff is soo 2007..
https://nextnature.net/2010/12/a-more-natural-typing-experience/
or 2010...
https://nextnature.net/2007/03/wooden-computing-so-natural/
or perhaps just timeless?
Nature never goes out of style.

Should men be able to give birth to children?


Joyce Nabuurs: To me this question seems to be a logical next step in the emancipation movement of the past century. More and more women entered the workspace, but the responsibility for pregnancy and childrearing remained female.

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