Tardigotchi: A Real And Virtual Pet In One

Tardigotchi: A Real And Virtual Pet In One

A hybrid that merges biological and artificial life into a single entity.

Naresh Kumar
  • 30 july 2010

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.

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