Compubeaver was created by Kasey McMahon
About the beaver:
I am interested in the way we interact with nature. As we become
increasingly reliant on technology, we become disconnected from
our natural environment. Nature then is a spectacle (ie holy crap,
that's a beaver!), an outing, a thing that is nonexistent in our
There is also something intrinsically funny about putting a computer
in a beaver. In fact, I find it difficult to think of a more ridiculous
case housing for an office machine. All innuendos aside, what better
creature to house the busiest of machines - the machine that has
sped up our lives and made us captive to a constant flow of information.
The beaver is the first case mod I've done. Many thanks to all those
Text-o-possum was created as an accessory for Compubeaver. Check
it out here
Kasey McMahon is a conceptual and multimedia artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her work is driven by her own curiosity regarding our distinctly individual interactions with technology, the world and each other. She is fascinated by the elegant complexity that exists within and between the natural and technological realms: both intricate and untamed in their own ways. Influenced as much by hardware stores and the monsters underneath her bed as by haute couture and fine art, Kasey believes imagination is a superpower we all possess and encourages the occasional sidestepping of grownup life to recall a child's eager fascination with the mundane.
The effect of Kasey's work is humorous and frequently disarming, highlighting the chasms we often create between ourselves, our environments and our machines. Drawing attention to the reverberations created by manipulation of either nature or technology, her work often fuses the two together and imbues the resulting creations with a lighthearted otherworldliness.
See more of Kasey's work here: http://www.atypicalart.com
Compubeaver -- Copyright 2007 -- Kasey McMahon