Throne of Nerds, A Chair Made of Melted and Warped Keyboards

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Mike DeWolfe of Canada melted and warped over 20 black computer keyboards to create his “Throne of Nerds,” a geeky tribute to the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones. The chair is available to purchase from the artist.

The underlying message is one of suffering. The keyboards have been melted and warped. They’re made to twist to fit, but at the same time that renders them unuseable because they cannot fulfill their intended purpose. The keyboards are black and silver, and the underlying chair is white, but those colours have been replaced with black, in whole or in random splotches.

The keyboard warping includes the scorching of almost all of the ESC keys to symbolize how impossible it can be escape suffering and blackness. The only key that is consciously left undamaged is the ESC key on the highest positioned keyboard.

Around the back, the keyboard cables have been arranged like human hair with an attempt to braid the cables that is ultimately left in a tangle. This denotes how good plans and order can degenerate into chaos.

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff