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One Laptop per Child XO Laptop

A work made of medical-grade plastic.
Images courtesy of fuseproject.

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  • A work made of medical-grade plastic.




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)

About this artwork

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.


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Architecture and Design


Yves Béhar (Designer)


One Laptop per Child XO Laptop

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Medical-grade plastic


24.2 × 22.8 × 3.2 cm (9 1/2 × 9 × 1 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Yves Béhar/fuseproject

Reference Number

Obj: 196420


Images courtesy of fuseproject.

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