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About This Artwork
Yves Béhar (Swiss, born 1967)
Bret Recor (American, born 1974)
Fuseproject (American, founded 1999)
with Nicholas Negroponte, Rebecca Allen, Mary Lou Jepsen, Mark Foster, Michail Bletsas, V. Michael Bove, One Laptop per Child, Jacques Gagné, Gecko Design, Colin Bulthaup, Squid Labs, John Hutchinson, Freeplay Energy Plc.
Manufacturered by Quanta Computer, Inc. (Taiwanese, founded 1988)
One Laptop per Child XO Laptop, 2007
24.2 x 22.8 x 3.2 cm (9.5 x 9 x 1.3 in.)
Gift of Yves Béhar/fuseproject, 2009.121
Architecture and Design
Not on Display
This visually appealing and portable laptop computer has a technologically sophisticated design meant for children. Available as an alternative to more expensive computers, the small, portable, low-power laptop was envisioned as a way for governments to provide greater access to educational tools for children throughout the developing world.