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Tempe, AZ - June 23rd, 2011
Arizona artist Joe Dragt is recycling old technology with a creative twist. His on-going circuit board series started in 2011, when his full-time job was about to send more than thirty old computers to a local company for recycling. A seasoned professional graphic and web designer, as well as a technology geek at heart, Joe is familiar with the inner-workings of computers. “Seeing the stack of old computers, the idea just struck me…the motherboards can make for a really neat canvas. The complexity and patterns of all the circuits could make for stunning backgrounds. I asked if I could take one computer home for a trial run, and it just blossomed from there.” Joe recycles 100% of the old computers. He meticulously takes out every screw and separates pieces into categories such as circuit boards, scrap metal, plastic, and any other eye- catching parts, and then plans accordingly. H...