Creative environment

So, I’ve been working on the steam/cyberpunk feel for my home study for the last two years. It’s been a fantastic, and very creative hobby, and it’s been a great challenge to turn my otherwise boring, grey-plastically contained computer stuff into something really decorative.  Ergo, a place where I can feel creative.

Workstation, Beer, an Old Pentium II (bootable)

Router, AP, Switch, Debian BuildBox, and “Things”

The Artefact Containment Centre


Unexpected Visitor

Two weeks ago I had an unexpected organic entrant to my study. A grapevine grew through the outside window from my Koi Pond area, and has started attaching itself to my kit. My initial reaction was to clip it, but after some deliberation I’ve decided to encourage it. Note the cable tie providing “guided” support.

Vine Intruder

The way it has simply started to attach itself to my electronics, looking for a foothold, is something that — when thinking about it —  is what a lot of dark Sci-Fi is really about. Even cybernetics. The combination of organic things and technology. The only thing I’ve had to do is to provide the extra support. All of the rest of the “tangling around” cables just happened naturally.

Vine Wires

Also, from experience — the vines die in winter, and will leave behind a really nice combination of wiring, and old dried vines/leaves behind, only for the cycle to be repeated next year.

In fact, this random act of nature, might just form the part of the “feel” I’ve been trying to create for years.

Random organisms — Funny stuff that. As Vincenzia would say:  “In THIS house, things happen very organically.”

/me reminds himself to update GreenPeace subscription. The older I get the more I appreciate the natural world. Except maybe for Bushveld dust, and Cicadas.

Those I will keep hating.


Author: roelf on November 19, 2013
Category: Uncategorized
2 responses to “organic-punk”
  1. Simeon says:

    Very cool 🙂

    Just one question: HTF do you keep all of that stuff clean?

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