Archives for posts tagged ‘art work’

transmuting breath to form

We have been working with the audio recording of George’s last breaths. – translating the audio in different ways, with javascript, to generate animated imagery – taking that animation as a sequence of still frames ( just as an MRI scan is a series of still frames) into 3D slicer – using 3D Slicer to […]

looking around – heart paintings

This week we have been much inspired by artist Melissa Coote’s  heart paintings and bronze hearts. “This arresting painting presents as its subject the most vital of all our organs, the heart. How strange and wonderful to behold the heart as if it were some kind of topographical landscape. We look down upon it as […]

looking around – paper folding

Artist Horst Kiechle works with intricate accurate folded paper forms Horst Kiechle ✿ Digital weaving inspired by a Thai basket He has also made a full paper folded torso with all organs, including the heart. Patterns are available online and have been downloaded and built by many. https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/papertorsobyothers/ Paper hearts by Horst Kiechle

looking around – immaterial data to 3D

Example of immaterial data being translated to 3D form – Artist Pierre Huyghe’s UUmwelt – cast from a 3D print of a visualisation of human thought as interpreted by neural net AI. Pierre Huyghe: UUmwelt (Deep Image Reconstruction) “… a set of elementary components, building blocks of ideas, were selected for a speculative situation. … […]

a methodology?

Don’t hold us to this, but…. In cultivation of heart tissue three types of cells are needed : Muscle cells Blood vessel cells Extracellular matrix – macromolecules that provide support to the cells including communication and adhesion  (collagen, enzymes, other things in a 3d network)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extracellular_matrix These need to be in a certain ratio in […]

looking around – cells

Cell Cultivation Art Artist Cynthia Verspaget, back in  2004 created the Anarchy Cell Line (TAnCL). This is a line of cells based on Cynthia’s own blood and HeLa cells. HeLa cells are commonly purchased for experimentation and used in labs, their originary cells were taken without consent from African American Henrietta Lacks in the 1950s. […]

looking around – biological forms

Our research has also led us to… MIT Mediated Matter Finding inspiration in the work of Neri Oxman of the Mediated Matter group at MIT who invent and fabricate material structures using biological processes – a silk pavillion spun by over 17,000 silk worms; an architectural surface with melanin that darkens in sunlight and clears […]