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