Donate Your Old Mac For Art



Satta van Dahl wants your old Mac.

They’ll be put to good use: the German-born, Melbourne based artist has an ongoing iPaint myMac project, in the works since 2006, which now counts 50 Macs embellished with stencils and paint.

So far they include an orange-and-red 1991 PowerBook 100 and a iconic Happy Mac Classic.

If you don’t have anything to donate, you can always follow the project on his website or Flickr stream .

His current wish list:
* iMac (the one with the half-sphered foot)
* eMac
* Cube (yes, iKnow, they are hard to come by, but hey, there might be the odd chance.. and if it’s just an empty case …)
* Macintosh Portable (they claim this was the first portable Mac, but it was so heavy, no way anyone took it anywhere)
* anything made after 2000 (there aren’t many dead ones to collect around yet)
* Classic, SE & Plus (I already have a few dozen of them, but I need more …)
* any type of Apple //, the legendary Lisa … ok, I’m dreaming now
* anything odd with an Apple logo on it (instruction VHS tapes, old PR material, shop displays, … you name it).

As part of the collection process, he also runs a “Mac surgery convention,” because most of the donated machines don’t work anymore, but there are enough bits to cobble one working machine out of two or three dead ones.
Last time he invited Mac savvy geek friends to bring their screw drivers around for an evening of pizza and computers, there were 10 running old Macs as a result.

Image via Flickr


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6 responses to “Donate Your Old Mac For Art”

  1. Andrew DK says:

    The “happy mac” is awesome…*nostalgia*

  2. James says:

    We’re looking forward to Satta finishing this project. We got to interview him about it on our podcast last year:

  3. phoenix says:

    Damn. And here I thought I’d finally find a home for my old Performa.