GMK Chaos Theory

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$135.00
SKU: DP3877
by GMK

So how did we get here then? The answer is my existential depression (sigh). Just kidding. Maybe not. Who knows, let's move on. Swiftly.

What if that crack on the sidewalk did break someone's grandma's back? What if the Hindenburg never blew up and we didn't abandon blimps as a society? What if one little point on the timeline was changed ever so slightly? That is Chaos Theory.

Color Inspiration:  I was going through my late father's comics collection when I stumbled upon a box of old sci-fi artwork from the 70s and 80s that absolutely stunned me. While it is hard to put colors to the abstract themes of chaos theory, I found that these comics and the dystopian or sometimes euphoric scenes that they depict did a wonderful job of synthesizing the concepts of parallel dimensions, alternate realities, and much more into lush color palettes.

Group Buy Date: October 8th to November 8th, 2021

Expected delivery: Q1 2023

Keycaps Specs
  • Cherry Profile
  • ABS material
  • Double-shot
  • Manufacturer: GMK Electronic Design GmbH in Germany
  • Compatible with Cherry and Cherry MX clones

Artisan Keycaps Specs

  • HIBI Butterfly Metal Artisan: Brass base with colorful PVD coating and a luminous glow enamel fill
  • Keylabs Crucible Metal Artisan: Aluminum base anodized to match the modifiers dark purple and randomly infilled with a combination of two of the pink, green, purple, yellow, and red accent colors from the set.
    There are 20 possible combinations, please forgive the lack of static renders.
     

Switch Specs

  • Manufacturer: Tecsee
  • Rainbow aluminum-plated full nylon housings
  • Linear POM stem (3.9mm travel) color matched to the pink accent of GMK Chaos Theory
  • 68g 15mm standard gold springs
  • Each switch's rainbow metal plating will be different and appear differently.

   Notes:

  • This specific colorway of Tecsee's metal plated switches will only run for the GMK Chaos Theory GB and will not be made again.
  • EVERY SWITCH WILL LOOK DIFFERENT AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE PLATING PROCESS

Deskmat Specs

  • 900mm x 400mm x 4mm
  • Stitched Edges

Vendors

DISCLAIMER

  • Every Singularity switch will appear differently due to the aluminum plating process, please see pictures for variance. By purchasing this product, you are agreeing to these terms.
  • The Keylabs "Chaos" metal artisan will be a random double infill of the five accent colors of the set (pink, purple, green, yellow, and red). Please see the animation to see a few out of the twenty possible combinations (a single color will only appear once per artisan). By purchasing this product, you are agreeing to these terms.
  • The images shown are used for illustrative purposes only. No keyboards shown are included. While we aim to accurately estimate and reproduce colors, there may be minor variations in the color of the actual product because of differences in display output due to lighting and digital photography and color settings and capabilities of monitors. By purchasing this product, you are agreeing to these terms.

 

KIT

The Order and Chaos base kits provide support for 60%, 65%, 75%, and TKL layouts for terminal ISO and ANSI layouts. There is also support for ergonomic/split keyboard layouts (split space bars and a second B). The R4 2.25U shift supports 660-like and type K layouts. F13 requiring boards and 40% keyboards (R3 1.50U Enter, R3 1.25U Tab, R2 1.75U Backspace) are also supported.Novelties explainer:

The main novelty that repeats in the accent colors is the symbol of chaos.

The concepts of ordered and disordered systems are two commonly studied and connected topics within chaos theory that I wanted to represent artistically in the novelties. In the paired columns of novelties, the symbol of chaos and the symbol of extropy (the extent of a living or organizational system's capacity and drive for improvement and growth) are featured. Continuing down from R2-R4, two columns of novelties depict fundamental shapes (hexagon, square, triangle, and circle/spiral) in ordered and disordered forms.

The ISO enter novelty is an abstract rendition of the nautilus shell/logarithmic spiral motif (for anyone interested in what exactly the spiral ratio is, I recommend reading this and this).

Two R4 1.25U and 1.50U text novelties commemorate famous scientists who have contributed significantly to the field of chaos theory.

Deskmats

Minimal Shapes Deskmat

Butterfly Effect Deskmat by Tabijey

Keylabs Crucible Metal Artisan

Aluminum base anodized to match the modifiers dark purple and randomly infilled with a combination of two of the pink, green, purple, yellow, and red accent colors from the set.

There are 20 possible combinations, please forgive the lack of static renders.

HIBI Butterfly Metal Artisan

Brass base with colorful PVD coating and a luminous glow enamel fill.

Static angles:

  

Tecsee Singularity switches

  

Renders