If Gadgets Had Guts: Anthropomorphized Electronics

October 24, 2012


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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