Bringing new meaning to the phrase Dead Bug, these photographs by Luca di Filippo use insects constructed from electronic components as their subjects.

Part of a larger work called Daily Contaminations, these images are meant to highlight the digital traces we leave behind in our everyday lives that often get scooped up by corporations for their own uses.

With recent talk of insect-sized aerial drones, these little buggers seem to be timely.

[via The Creators Project]

Michael Colombo

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

  • http://trkemp.wordpress.com trkemp

    I just woke up. I read the title of this as, “Insects Twisted Together to Form Electronic Components”. I was expecting something really dark. This is much cuter.

  • Jensi

    Is these are all made for just shape or it has any real time uses?