Mechanical Tumor

My apologies if you’ve seen this before. But if anyone here hasn’t come across this invention (and has the urge to feel like part of a terrifying dystopian nightmare) who am I to withhold it?

Interactive media artist Mio I-zawa crafted this mechanical tumor that expands and contracts based on the amount of stress your computer is feeling.


Most of us know when we need to give our overheating CPU a rest, but in case you need a pulsating, malignant reminder…here’s how it works:

I-zawa also created a fleshy looking mechanical heart that moves in tandem with the user’s pulse. I must say, I’d like to walk around NYC with one of these, like it some sort of pet. Just for a day.


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