We technophiles have an unhealthy obsession with electronic innards.
For many of us, it started at a young age. We’d sneak off and dissect some appliance belonging to our parents, hoping it wouldn’t be missed, hoping that if it broke, we would be able to fix it it.
Like little serial (gadget) killers in the making, many a future engineer has disemboweled a magi-mix, a VCR player or a cell phone, scratching an itch, but never quite satisfying the urge--that quest for more.
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Of course, sites like iFixit and our very own TechInsights have made a very good business out of what we tech journos like to call “gadget porn,” but what happens when artistic license takes gadget guts to a whole new anatomical level?
Well, this happens:
All Image Credits: Mads Peitersen
This being the work of artist Mads Peitersen, a digital Concept Artist from Copenhagen, Denmark, whose graphics are particularly graphic.
As we become more and more attached to electronic devices, Peitersen’s art imagines devices taking on a whole biological being of their own, as grotesque as that may be at first glance.
You cannot blame us techies. Doctors were the first to rip open their dead patients to find out how they should have treated them.
Mankind has always been interested in how things work. The first step is to take them apart and show off the insides.
Yes were are a very sick culture, but as long as we learn more about the universe, it should be ok. If not, then a higher species will wipe us out before we become dangerous to anyone else.
Just my opinion,
Aren't we glad that we techno geeks know a little more from the origin of devices to allow someone to perform a "blood leetting" and restore "the balance in our victims!"
To be fair, Medicine science has come a long ways, but I couln't let this observation pass.
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