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Tiziano Baracchi

"Playing God?" by Tiziano Baracchi

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This was my entry for the 'We Humans' contest over at CG Gallery

The idea behind the piece: to me one of the defining elements of humanity is our curiosity, the burning need (or so it would seem) to know what's behind the next mountain, to discover how things work and to try our hand at taking them apart and putting them together again, possibly in new ways.

There's greed and inconscience in that, there may be even hubrys (the 'fruit of knowledge' making us self-sufficient and God-like), but there's also the innocence of a child discovering the world and a deep sense of wonder.

I hope my work manages to convey at least a little bit of those elements.

There are some quotes from human history and quite a few symbolic objects strewn around, anyone cares for a little 'treasure hunt'?

21 Jan 200945 Paul Cerar
My interpretation: The scene is on a distant planet. A colony is almost wiped out by a plague. The only survivors are a few young children. They have enough common sense to realize they cannot survive alone, so they try to animate androids.
21 Jan 2009:-) Annemie Thijs
Ah! I spotted Pandora’s box!
And is that a Coelacanth in the cage over there?
So nice, all those winks. Great work!
21 Jan 2009:-) Anne Wipf
They are so cute 1
21 Jan 2009:-) John L Morgan
Well, the innocence only lasts until something malignant comes up - think of the work that Anne Curie did on radioactivity, and now look at what weapon uses that research. I find this to be quite true.
21 Jan 2009:-) David Yeh
Yup it has to be said very nice work with insane eye for detail!! A true masterpiece...
22 Jan 2009:-) Dave Cripps
"Do Androids Dream of Holo Guinea Pigs?’ LOL
Yeah we’re still kids messing about with the universe. We haven’t even worked out even a bit yet.
8 Feb 2009:-) '' AlpineBob ''
Soon ’Dad’ will have a much nicer personality...
I laughed at the slide rule in the instrument tray. Those ’floppies’ probably seem just as out-dated to todays kids as the alchemical glassware. The book titles were another amusing touch. And there are some actual guinea pigs in a cage across the room. Or are those holos? I notice their eyes are glowing...
Glad someone else pointed out Pandora’s Box, because I had missed it. Look below it - is something coming out of that cabinet? Just a little creepy...
Great details - this is awesome!
26 Feb 2009:-) Natalie Adams
twisted little tykes.... 1
30 Mar 2009:-) Tabitha General_Wyvern Ruf
Interesting. It has quite an ironic touch to it.
18 Nov 2010:-) Katherine Marie Lowe
I spy Leonardo Da Vinci’s Anatomy drawing!
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'Playing God?':
 • Created by: :-) Tiziano Baracchi
 • Copyright: ©Tiziano Baracchi. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Android, Child, Children, Equipment, Lab, Scientist
 • Categories: Robots, Androids, Humanoid Warmachines, Techno, Cyber, Technological, Urban Fantasy and/or Cyberpunk, A.I. (Artificial Intelligence)
 • Techniques: Computer Painted from Scratch
 • Submitted: 2009-01-17 13:04:10
 • Views: 5289
 • Resolution: 815x1300

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