Bidding the Middle Ages goodbye

by DRM

Part of the romance of the chess set was the imagery. Knights, kings, rooks, pawns: elements of a feudal past that masked brutality and pain with images of grace and honor. Here’s a chess set that focuses on a basic premise of the digital age, that memory can be outsourced to a digital library that is constantly available, and that the effective manipulation of information is the true sign of a differentiated intelligence.

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