Hacking Rhetoric

[Blue] MinChul Han – Post 4

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAa6bOWB8qY

Furniture introduced in this video reshapes to transform into different uses and by giving two to three functions into single furniture, space can be saved in people’s homes. I thought this was also a kind of hack since the design of the furniture cleverly beats its original purpose and shape to become something else for people’s use. It not only beats the original function but it also beats the space and room taken by each item. Just as shown on the video, a bed can be stored behind a wall and can be pulled out over a desk or a sofa. This single piece can become a sofa or a desk or a bed alternatively to fit the right purpose at right occasions. I just wanted to share the video since this was what I wrote about in my Summary of Hack Assignment but also I thought that the way of transforming furniture looked really clever which you guys might find interesting to watch.

 

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3 thoughts on “[Blue] MinChul Han – Post 4

  1. This is a very interesting video and it reminds me of the Ikea Hacks we talked about in class; you take a piece of furniture and repurpose/transform it to do a different function. A lot of these pieces of furniture would probably be most handy in cities where having small living spaces are the norm.

  2. I think that this is absolutely a life hack! This is really just using ingenuity to come up with creative alternatives and that’s pretty much one of the definitions of “hack” that we talked about in class. Although this video quickly turned into a game of ‘what is the bed going to come out of,’ I thought it was really interesting and really cool!

  3. Hey Min, cool blog post! You should definitely check out James Pinkerton’s blog posts, they are artistic and phenomenal. When I read his beautiful prose I cry every time. Check his stuff out.

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