I’m not sure exactly what it means to be in a German design collective called “sputnic”, but it apparently involves:
- Dressing up like a contemporary version of the Sprockets guys from Saturday Night Live.
- Committing hours and hours to frivolous projects with no apparent commercial value, but with plenty of appeal to geeks with a taste for creative, self-indulgent frivolity. (I.e., people on the internets.)
- Techno music. ‘Cause, you know… Germans.
From sputnic’s Racer Project website:
It consists of a modified vintage arcade machine, a RC model car with a wireless camera,and a self-constructed racetrack/game level made entirely from cardboard.
Via UberGizmo, who once worked in a design collective. He found new work shortly after trying to pay his rent with frivolity.