Electronic Insects—If William S. Burroughs Did Cyberpunk
If William S. Burroughs had cyberpunk leanings then he might have conjured up these insects made from various electrical components—but they’re not from the mind of the Beat novelist, instead these are the work of photographer Luca di Filippo. Looking like a fixture in a dystopian, surveillance future that none of us would want to inhabit, these tiny sculptures in his series Daily Contaminations sit around a house, looking for things to eat.
Filippo created them from electrical parts that had been thrown away and says the aim was to hint at the electronic traces we leave behind from surfing the web, using Google Maps, and all our other online activities. These data-traces are scattered behind us leaving a digital trail, waiting for some virtual entity or algorithm to come along and scavenge on the scraps.
Images: © Luca di Filippo
[via Laughing Squid]