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If Gadgets Had Guts: Anthropomorphized Electronics

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This is a series of digital paintings by Dutch artist Mads Peitersen imagining our everyday electronics with human-like guts inside. Why? NO CLUE. Maybe this will explain it! (I'm really hoping this explains it):

The idea is that these gadgets are becoming so advanced and cool today that we almost treat them as if they were alive. In a way users become attached to them:) After you have had your iPhone or your Xbox 360 for a while you slowly begin to see yourself as connected to these brands or gadgets. They almost become an extension of yourself or your hands. It is the feeling that we connect and attach to these machines individually.


The metaphor is that a really rather simple and very dead gadget gives people a feeling of being more present, more alive. And they relate in larger degree with these gadgets almost on a par with a pet or a friend!

Admittedly, I do care about my gadgets more than I do a lot of my friends. I'd say the majority. Actually, all of them. I hate my friends. They're all self-absorbed and jealous because I've got what they can't have. "And what's that?" A rockin' booty! *butt-slamming* UH UH UH UH UH! "You need help." I need new yoga pants.

Hit the jump for a bunch more.

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There are Comments.
  • aaflo
  • Guest

    I like the camera so far. :)

  • Shane Anderson

    eXistenz...!!!???

  • Jermain Palmen

    Why do exoskeletal devices have endoskeletons as well?
    Why would a controller with a hard shell need internal bones as well?

  • And now I'm all icked out.

  • Guest

    This is an interesting perspective of our everyday devices. I can be sure that the power input port would be the mouth.

  • Guest

    om nom nom nom power >:)

  • n_a_a_s

    "After you have had your iPhone or your Xbox 360 for a
    while you slowly begin to see yourself as connected to these brands or
    gadgets. They almost become an extension of yourself or your hands. It
    is the feeling that we connect and attach to these machines
    individually."

    NO..... fuck you, sounds like a 12 yr old fanboy trying to justify his itard geek addiction to gadgetry and of course he's a mac. That quote is the gheyest fucking shit I've read all week and I'm not talking about GWs write-in

  • jimmy

    I know your on the fast track to down-votes-ville, but i do agree. I don't feel any more emotional attachment to my phone then i do to, say, my shoes. I do however love my machines to the point that i will look after them with insane affection, but thats only because i don't want to buy new ones!

  • n_a_a_s

    I couldn't care less what other people down vote when I share my
    thoughts with everyone :) but sometimes it needs to be said - and that
    always comes with many who will disagree & those who love striking
    down ;) But when read that ideology behind that 'thought' this kid had I
    couldn't hold back pointing out how inaccurately fanboy-stupid pathetic
    that was.

  • n_a_a_s

    Is there some awards ceremony that's going to happen anytime soon where all our votes are averaged out to pick a winner? I better start making some friends if thats the case.. Just when I thought my life couldn't possibly have any more substance, now I can take into account the approval or disapproval of my random thoughts online by completely anonymous strangers hiding behind their computers. I dont get nor give a shit about the voting system when it comes to sharing random comments online, just another pathetic culturally destructive 'norm' this thankless, noncontributing generation of kids is used to :/ Thanks apple

  • I actually talk to my xbox... but a lot of that has to do with the kinect.... some of it doesnt....

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    "I actually curse at my xbox" fixed it for you.

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