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Technimals! Circuit Board Animals of Steven Rodrig

Steven Rodrig has found a unique way to prevent old computer parts from becoming obsolete; make them into works of art! His circuit board animal sculptures add some unique insights into the imaginative inner workings of our "electronic pets," if you will. Imagine one of these animal designs helping you after you type something into your search bar!

 Sea Turtle by Rodrig: Sea Turtle Searches for Deep Data. The titles of Rodrig's work demonstrate wry and clever concepts in his work.Sea Turtle by Rodrig: Sea Turtle Searches for Deep Data. The titles of Rodrig's work demonstrate wry and clever concepts in his work.

 

 

Hummingbird by Rodrig: Hummingbird Senses Sweet Data. Hummingbird Art by RodrigHummingbird by Rodrig: Hummingbird Senses Sweet Data. Hummingbird Art by Rodrig

 

 

Preventing the printed circuit boards (or PCB's, as Rodrig describes them) from becoming discarded into the environment, Rodrig has create unique, almost organic environments of his own for his tech-inspired animal art pieces to dwell. Rodrig's website describes the work as the "[three dimensional] fruits of creative vision and response to environmental concerns." I thought the PCB environments Rodrig developed for his animal art were some of the most engaging pieces.

 

 Roach Motel by Rodrig: Data Roach Motel; some original animal environment art by RodrigRoach Motel by Rodrig: Data Roach Motel; some original animal environment art by Rodrig

 

 

Spider Kingdom by Rodrig: I/O Files in the Data Spider's Kingdom. Spider environment art by RodrigSpider Kingdom by Rodrig: I/O Files in the Data Spider's Kingdom. Spider environment art by Rodrig

 

 

Rodrig's more individualized creature art sculptures offer a next step for computer menaces! Forget computer viruses; data sucking mosquitoes and computerized cockroaches are even worse!

 

Mosquito Art by Rodrig: Mosquito Data DrainerMosquito Art by Rodrig: Mosquito Data Drainer

 

Roach Art by Rodrig: Data Roach, way worse than computer viruses!Roach Art by Rodrig: Data Roach, way worse than computer viruses!

 

And of course, what would the world wide web be without some data spider art!

 

Spider 1 Art by Rodrig: Files instead of flies get caught in this techrachnid's web!Spider 1 Art by Rodrig: Files instead of flies get caught in this techrachnid's web!

 

Spider 2 by Rodrig: A creature from the corner of the data realm.Spider 2 by Rodrig: A creature from the corner of the data realm.

 

Spider 3 by Rodrig: A techranchula?! Forgive me, I'm a child of the 90's.Spider 3 by Rodrig: A techranchula?! Forgive me, I'm a child of the 90's.

 

 

If you are a fan of the data capturing, computer inspired animal art of Steven Rodrig, I recommend reading this article on Sean Avery, or if the component animal art was more your taste, try the Nano Animals of Justin Gershenson-Gates. Be sure to add Rodrig's technological animal art to your computer environments on Pintrest, with that little blue bird or like it on Facebook, and be sure to comment below on your favorites!

Images used with artist permission.

Julio Baloo Mamalu
Amazing Animal Art Blogger
PetsLady.com

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