Electronics: Anthropomorphized Style
When you think of the inside of electronics, you think of lots of wires and shiny connector thingamajigs. But what if the inside of our favorite electronics were similar our insides. How do you think they would look?
Let us be honest for just a moment, a moment is all I am asking for. We tend to treat our electronics like our children (or better than our children in some cases). We give them a lot of attention, we coddle them, and as soon as something is wrong with them, we immediately take action by either using a home remedy or taking it to an “electronics doctor.” And while we treat our phones, game stations, cameras, and music players as if they are human beings with human parts, the truth of the matter is that they are not. They are lifeless gadgets full of whatchamacallits and whoseywhatsits. However, one artist, Mads Peitersen, from the Netherlands, has theorized what our favorite electronics would look like if they were anthropomorphized, meaning if they had human-like insides. The results are quite astounding.
According to Peitersen:
“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!”
Check out more of his amazing designs below: