Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wow. Brains Are Pretty!

From:Archie McPhee's Endless Geyser of Awesome

For a project entitled Self-Reflected, Dr. Greg Dunn and Dr. Brian Edwards, one a neuroscientist, the other an applied physicist, both of them artists, used technology of their own design and gold leaf to demonstrate how the human brain is a dazzling work of art in addition to an awesomely complex organ.

“Traveling across 500,000 neurons, the images took two years to complete, as Dunn and Edwards developed special technology for the project. Using a technique they’ve called reflective microetching, they microscopically manipulated the reflectivity of the brain’s surface. Different regions of the brain were hand painted and digitized, later using a computer program created by Edwards to show the complex choreography our mind undergoes as it processes information.”

[via My Modern Met]

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