I found this week’s material extremely fascinating. The level of curiosity of that the human species has for their own bodies really shows how advanced as a species we are. In the lecture, seeing the human splicing and the human cadaver installations ignited my interest to see more art pieces as those. I found a powerful installation where a human cadaver was carved into a dead chicken, resembling the current power and cultural relationships we have with animals.
I haven’t explored or been exposed to how innovative our medical technology has become and I would really want to delve further during and after this course.
This artist, Kytten Janae (who may be a DESMA alumni actually) is a graphic designer that conceptualizes human interaction in a unique and artistic way using human anatomy and digital imaging to create such characters with high definition. In one of the images she uses the classic skeleton model but painted in gold.
Her digital imaging technique is no stranger to the medical world, either. Although it captures predominately the outer silhouette of a person, the imaging technology itself is used fairly often in medicine. Programs as shown below are becoming more efficient and effective at analyzing the human body.
Lastly, I would like to mention how Tesla's contribution to the world is still used in an infinite amount of ways today even in medicine. I think it's important to be reminded about the way things were designed and created in both the artistic and scientific world.
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