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Technology Idol by Monkey-Mafia Technology Idol by Monkey-Mafia
Part of a set that illustrates how modern objects of worship have replaced meaningful and religious worship in contemporary western society.
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Given 2010-12-11
Something that interests me greatly is advertising and mass marketing and the effect on society. Technology Idol by ~Monkey-Mafia pretty much sums up my opinion but in a much more eloquent fashion. Fantastic social commentary in a simple yet unique style. ( Featured by Mollinda )
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gurari Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Great piece! I sent a note requesting use of it.
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hardriff Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
(esp)
me encanta es muy politico, y sobre todo, esa estetica, me recuerda a un demonio oriental
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(eng)
I love is very political, and above all that beauty, reminds me of an Eastern demon
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artisticpsycho87 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
your style reminds me of samurai jack :D
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PeaceAfterTheStorm Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student
this is going up on my blog, don't worry, it's linked right back to you (: congrats on the DD!
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:iconcelticdragonqueen:
CelticDragonQueen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting!
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:iconwingdiamond:
WingDiamond Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Hail the Computer God! :worship:
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:iconkimura-shinjiru:
Kimura-Shinjiru Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
"Worshiping" technology is meaningless, but I wouldn't call lack of worship to religious deities in the 21st century a loss.
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:iconkeberle:
keberle Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student General Artist
I love this so much! I want it on a T-shirt.
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:iconsonic-the-hedgehog1:
sonic-the-hedgehog1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Wow looks like a Gendy Tartakovsky.
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:iconshin-kun-san:
Shin-kun-san Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
hehehehe, nipple power
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:iconasinara:
Asinara Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Brilliant :D
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8DemensionStudios Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Wow, I too pointed this out in a sculpture- my design class looked at me like I was wack for thinking this!
I love-love-loooove your mixed media
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Technologie and marketing are so dangerous ; It's a great composition here !!
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:iconobserver31:
Observer31 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very thought provoking
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:iconmonkey-mafia:
Monkey-Mafia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Thank you
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c00kiecreature Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student General Artist
are you blaming technology on people becoming athiest?
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:iconmonkey-mafia:
Monkey-Mafia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Nope, just a natural shift I guess. It's not so much 'blame' either, as I'm not trying to diminish the importance of technology. I guess you could turn it around, and blame the lack of technology on people being religious. (I'm an aetheist).
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Milarca Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
D: I just lost my iPod and I feel so tense. Not just because I have no music now but because I had things on there that I NEED ... and I have no idea where it is >_> It's like all I can think about..
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Monkey-Mafia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Oh jeez! I hope you find it. Life is definitely worse without music, even if you didn't have vital files on there.
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Milarca Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, oh I found it :lol: It was under the couch x] But yeah, can't deny it, I have more than 1000 songs and I have to actually go through and delete stuff so I can put more recent stuff on my iPod :( Now that's a tragedy ;)
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Mehu Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you actually saying that modern technology is less meaningful than mystic religious worship? I myself wouldn't agree, though DO I think this piece of artwork is beautiful.
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Monkey-Mafia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
It's more of an objective comment I guess, not so much a criticism. In a way it's both good and bad. I'm an aetheist and I love technology haha.
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Mehu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, ok. I was just curious =P
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TouchOfWhimsy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I'm getting flashbacks to American Gods' Media...
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Monkey-Mafia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Yeah I've since had my attention drawn to that book. I'm quite gutted because now the idea looks completely derivative!
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TouchOfWhimsy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Not really. Modern interpretations of Gods are pretty common. Plus, your media is more ancient God-like, while Gaiman's Media is... freaky. Really freaky.
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SolomonMars Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
it's an interesting statement.

yeah, people have become very attached to these types of objects.
it seems western society has driven itself in the direction of mostly believing in things that are tangible, versus any level of spirituality.
and even tho it's not completely replaced, it is fast becoming that way.
it is a very empty, self centered, unhealthy,
down spiraling, cycle...
but i have hope that we will come to our senses, or at least
find a healthy balance.
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work
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:iconjamilasakawe:
JamilaSakawe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
AmAzing..
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Kira-Tiramisu Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
omfg....... sad but trye =(
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:iconkira-tiramisu:
Kira-Tiramisu Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
*true
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ADB9 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student General Artist
:iconexcitedyayplz:
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NorthboundFox Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, i like that emote :lmao:
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:iconsolocell:
Solocell Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
A very interesting theme, and very well done. i love it And hooray for boobie-usb-ports
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RabidBunnie Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Amazing! I absolutely adore the graphic simplicity of this series!
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Rin-Uzuki Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite deep, and well executed, too!
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:iconmonkey-mafia:
Monkey-Mafia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Thank you very much :)
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:iconmarshmellowchristmas:
MarshmellowChristmas Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student General Artist
bahaha it looks like the iphone and the laptop are plugged into his nipples! :P
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:iconmonkey-mafia:
Monkey-Mafia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
USB 3.0!
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xTheGoodDieYoungx Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Writer
Isn't that the point? O.o
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