Insects Embedded With Technology – Science Fiction Inspired Art

I’m having a hard time deciding if this is really creepy or kinda cool. Remember the guy that took dead flies and put them in fun positions to photograph? If not, you can check out some crazy pics of that here.

Mike Libby from Insect Lab does something similar, but a little more diabolical. He finds or buys dead insects, then dissects them to add some technology to their body, more specifically, a little part from an antique wristwatch, sewing machine or typewriter.

He is inspired by science fiction movies where bugs are typically displayed as scary robot critters that scurry along the galaxy as invading aliens. You can learn more about this at the Insect Lab website. Combining insects with technology to create this unusual art is quite an interesting concept, I get that, but this is out there for sure…