I can remember watching sci-fi shows in the late 70s and through the 80s and making “ooo” sounds at the medical concepts in some of them. The full body scan of Kane, in Ridley Scott’s ALIEN, was really memorable for me. A far cry from the artists making pen & ink sketches from the dissected remains of cadavers for the hope of understanding the functional spec of the human body. Now we’re peering into the working machine as biomechanics, tinkering, mending, and perhaps soon to be turbo-boosting (speculation).
Here’s some links and imagery that I’ve recently found and would like to share.
Source Data for Photography/12:31
This video and the associated photography project is part of the Visible Human Project.
Parallel to this is the wonderful body-browser by Google Labs. Did you know about this? I only found it today.
Google Body is a detailed 3D model of the human body. Peel back anatomical layers, zoom in, and navigate to parts that interest you. You can target specific anatomy with a click or search for muscles, organs, bones and more. You’ll need a browser that supports WebGL, such as Google Chrome.
12:31 – Photography Project
In 1993 a convicted murderer was executed, his body was given to science, segmented, and photographed for medical research. In 2011 we used photography to put it back together.
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