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Written by Pi Carpaij

Anatomical pinball table by Howie Tsui

Canadian artist Howie Tsui redesigned a pinball machine to turn it into a crude simulation of a musket-ball rattling around a soldier's guts for a War of 1812-themed exhibition. It's meant to demonstrate the way that repetition and concentration can inure you to the horrors of war.

Tsui repainted the front glass panel and it now shows a British soldier reeling back as his guts explode from a musket shot (no rolling around inside for this one). The playing surface is painted with organs, tissue and bone. 

Is everything still in the right place? 

Anatomical pinball table
(Image by: Howie Tsui)

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