Tardigotchi: A Real And Virtual Pet In One
A hybrid that merges biological and artificial life into a single entity.
Tardigotchi is a hybrid artwork designed by SWAMP and Tiago Rorke that combines two pets in one – a living organism called tardigrade and the other, a popular digital avatar called Tamagotchi. Both the creatures live inside a portable computing enclosure that houses the Tamagotchi in a LED screen and the tardigrade within a prepared slide. The Tamagotchi is a representation of the living organism and reflects some of its activities like eating.
Tardigotchi’s official site elaborates on it: