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Not Aladdin’s magic ride: Artist creates carpet sculpture from computer parts

These aren’t the kinds of carpet you’d willfully rest your bottoms on, but they are pretty trippy on the eyes. An artwork titled “Tapete,” or carpet in Spanish, is Miami-based artist Federico Uribe’s way of assembling old computer components into a visually stunning, recycled sculpture.

“This is about thinking that objects are not objects themselves, objects are materials themselves,” he tells CNET. From wire caps to circuits to keyboard buttons to phone connectors to motherboards, the full carpet uses thousands of tiny parts to create a complete, Middle Eastern-inspired carpet. Although most laptops and computers boast black, white, or gray exteriors, it’s a visual delight to see that the little components that assemble them can be so vibrant in a different context.

Photos: Pipe Yanguas