Mio I-zawa is a Japanese interactive media artist that utilizes flesh-like masses of material that resemble hearts, tumors, and skin cells. These items are placed into situations where they interact with computers, humans, or both.

Mio I-zawa is a Japanese interactive media artist that utilizes flesh-like masses that resemble hearts, tumors, and skin cells. These items are placed into situations where they interact with computers, humans, or both.

One example is “Mechanical Tumor” which involves a tumor-like hunk of organic material linked to a computer. The tumor inflates and quivers in tandem with the amount of stress your computer endures. Using a combination of motors and pneumatic actuators, the wad of flesh pulses gently when the CPU load is low. When the computer loads at a slower speed, an air compressor is activated within the tumor, and it begins inflating.

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