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We like > Engine blocks :: BIO 50

on 2014-10-14 11:30
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'Vehicles have become increasingly specialized and unique, yet their mechanical essence remains largely the same. Could the future of transportation lie in a sustainable, modular mechanical solution where the main element – an engine – is adaptable in and to a variety of local contexts?

With this in mind, the team created an engine that can be removed and interchanged between different vehicles. Developed with Slovenian motorcycle company Tomos, the engine could be hacked onto a range of existing modes of transport and tools, used on one after another as the user searches the landscape.
It's a manifest that states that humans will always find ways to deal with industrial goods and waste, that planned obsolescence or design made to be not hackable or hard to understand is a danger for the system of object and the creativity of makers.'
A project by
Ricardo Carneiro, Gaspard Tiné-Berès, Tristan Kopp and Antoine Monnet.