Artist slices gadgets using CT scanner
Medical machine creates hi-tech artwork
Ever wondered what your gadgets look like on the inside? One artist has, and has begun capturing the inner workings of everything from the iPhone to laptops – without taking a screwdriver to them.
The iPhone, as seen through a CT scanner
Student Satre Stuelke snaps images of gadgets using a CT scanner, which slices through a given object to build up a image of the gadget' innards, layer by layer.
The process is “dedicated to the deeper visualisation of various objects that hold unique cultural importance in modern society”, apparently.
An Apple iBook
He’s already put the iPhone through a CT scanner, which he said enables viewers to see the phone’s circuit board, “many chips” and various “interconnected parts”.
Good. We believe there aren't enough interconnected parts in this business.
The artist’s CT scan of a clamshell Apple iBook reveals the AirPort antenna dangling down over the display and the machine’s various ports down its left-hand side. Apple’s logo is also visible.
A Palm PDA
A scan of an unspecified Palm PDA takes us under the portable gadget’s outer façade so that we can see the stylus safely stowed away inside.
You can view more of Stuelke’s scans online. ®
Check out the resistors on that baby! I bet she can take a 1000 volts without breaking a sweat.
Ah yes, the clamshell iBook
I had one of those; the day after the warranty expired I whipped out my Torx drivers and ripped the little bastitch apart in order to upgrade the three gigabyte hard drive. I could see why there was only one repair depot on the planet for them as I got inside it; the whole thing was hung on this wacky trapeze setup that allowed the forces from the handle to disperse evenly through the components; it was rather neat. You can make it out, more or less, in the CT.
In order to get to that 3GB drive, I had to remove every single component. Finally, exhausted, I removed the drive and compared its size with the drive I contemplated to replace it. The replacement was 10.5mm tall and the existing one, 9.5mm tall. I was crushed flat as a bug.
It took me almost a month to gather the spirit to reassemble it. When I was done (only three screws left over!) I plugged it in and the charge-indicator light did not light up, to my staggering dismay. So I crashed out and, in the morning, with a heavy heart pressed the power button expecting I had a tangerine paperweight. Bong! It started and worked perfectly, with the exception of the charge indicator light. I have never been happier with a hardware malfunction in my life.
Yes! Word of the YEAR. I shall henceforth look for any and every opportunity to use this word.
@Matt - Apple Turnover
Doh if only they used an offset swivel pin then gravity could autosciencely do it for you.
Of course any designer worth his salt knows that you dont put a logo on at all! the style speaks for itself. just the name under the screen. no problems for anyone.
Shh. You're trying to provide a logical viewpoint to a group of guys who desperately want to attack this (and probably most other art) so they can feel better about their own lack of creativity.
Hell, they're not even creative enough to come up with a new way to attack the art! If you want to piss off an artist, don't tell him that what he's made isn't art - that just proves that you're ignorant. You need to learn what he's doing and then tell him why he hasn't executed well - now -that- stings.