HARDWARE HOPES explores the emotional side of computer obsolescence. Is the decision to get rid of a personal computer always as straightforward as it seems? Computers play multiple functional roles in our lives, but how do we relate to them as possessions? Hardware Hopes collects the personal 'life' stories of home computing devices; the narratives of their journeys through and out of the home.

Hardware Hopes is a creative research project initiated by designer Julia Keyte, Sheffield Hallam University.

© Julia Keyte 2013