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The trippy circuit boards in Heiko Hellwig's Silicon Cities look like aerial views of futuristic urban clusters lit up at night. Electrical pathways weave like streets past skyscrapers formed from transistors and diodes, bathed in a candy-colored LED glow. "If you're flying a drone over New York or LA, you might get similar views," Hellwig says.
Hellwig built these cityscapes last year using the guts of old MacBooks, IBMs, and even PlayStations that he scavenged from eBay and friends' basements. In his studio in Stuttgart, Germany, he took apart the dull gray and black boxes, revealing the vibrant motherboards, processors, and microchips hiding inside. He photographed the most intricate parts on a table in his studio while teetering on a ladder above, a tall...
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