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Existenz by binaryriot Existenz by binaryriot
This is a drawing I did for a 3dtotal.com speed-painting challenge last year.

It was directly influenced by my experience of watching Metropolis, the 1927 classic movie by Fritz Lang. One thing I find very fascinating in particular was their choice of strange but fully plausible words for things we commonly know by different names today; e.g. the robot in the movie wasn't called robot but Maschinenmensch (Machine Man).


The Picture's Concept

Once upon a time, humankind was extinguished, the Maschinenmenschen took over the Earth and started to live by themselves; developing their neural networks — slowly reaching a state where they were intelligent enough to realize their own existence and roots...


Artists' Very Short Explanation

Their roots are the humans who created them initially. Humankind is represented by the human skull — it's quite a bit like in Hamlet maybe; or maybe not. I don't know really. :)

The title of the picture is the german word for "existence"; but that probably wasn't hard to guess. ;)
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Jakeofthefoliage Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
This is amazing. Can I use it for my sci fi blog, if I credit you and link to your page?
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binaryriot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Assuming it remains unedited and is properly credited, I have no problem with that. A link to my page you find in my signature. :)

Please let me know the link to your blog, so I also can have a look then. :)
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Gild-a-Lily Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: your amazing work is featured here ~

:pointr: Sci Fi & Steampunk Feature :pointl:

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binaryriot Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! Your featuring of my artwork is greatly appreciated. :)

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