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Jack Zylkin

Artist Bio

Jack Zylkin is an inventor who lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating from Drexel University in 2008, Jack went on to help found Philadelphia's first (and only) hackerspace, Hive76, which has flourished into a successful collective of artists, designers, and engineers. He is very interested in educating kids and hobbyists in the art of electronics, and has designed several do-it-yourself electronics kits for inventors young and old.

In 2010, Jack invented the USB Typewriter as a statement about the disposable nature of modern communication--and of modern communication devices. As opposed to text messages and emails, typewriters are used to craft documents that are meant to be cherished rather than disposed of. Since first releasing his invention, Jack's USB Typewriter project has rescued over 500 typewriters from obsolescence around the world.

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