Artists' Rentrée to Anatomy Through Medical Imaging

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Modern technology offers artists a new way to look inside ourselves. These slides show how the medical imaging data can be used to create 3D models for both science and art.

These slides were initially presented as part of the panel discussion "Entrée to New Worlds" on October 12th at the 2013 Transcultural Exchange Conference held in Boston MA. The conference focused on international artist residency opportunities and the overlap of science and art.

Slides by Crispin B. Weinberg and Danice Y. Chou of Biomedical Modeling, Inc. (www.biomodel.com)

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Artists' Rentrée to Anatomy Through Medical Imaging

  1. 1. Rentrée to Anatomy Through Medical Imaging hyaena.blogspot.com/2008/10/matthew-day-jacksons-wonderful.html Biomedical Modeling, Inc. p://www.flat-surface.com/Matthew-Day-Jackson Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel Crispin B. Weinberg, Ph.D. Danice Y. Chou, B.S. 1
  2. 2. Anatomy has interested humans since Ancient Egypt. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 2
  3. 3. We have been fascinated with the human body & what lies inside us. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 3
  4. 4. Artists of the past once had a much more “hands on” approach. Unfortunately, cadavers are not generally available to modern artists. Inc. ♦ Biomedical Modeling, Transcultural Exchange Panel 4
  5. 5. Modern technology offers us a new way to look inside ourselves. Leonardo DaVinci dissected bodies to reveal internal anatomy. Now we can do this virtually with medical imaging tools. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 5
  6. 6. From stacks of CT and MRI images, we can pull out 3D data to create virtual models, Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 6
  7. 7. ...and bring them into the physical world with 3D printing. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 7
  8. 8. We have used these models in the medical field for planning complex surgeries like tumor resections. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 8
  9. 9. Although sometimes disturbing, the models convey a lot of information and can even have an aesthetic appeal. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 9
  10. 10. We've used this technology to explore both our modern and past selves. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 10
  11. 11. Revisiting Egypt, scientists looked into the mysteries surrounding King Tutankhamen by CT scanning his mummified remains. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 11
  12. 12. We constructed a model of his skull. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 12
  13. 13. Using forensic anthropology techniques, tissue depth markers were placed... Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 13
  14. 14. ...and a virtual reconstruction of the young pharaoh's face was made. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 14
  15. 15. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 15
  16. 16. Kiki Smith Vis Consili Expers Mole Ruit Sua, 2000. Photo: Two palms press - http://www.twopalms.us/downloads/KikiSmith_1185894503.pdf We made it possible for a living artist to cast a bronze sculpture of her own skull. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 16
  17. 17. Noel Grunwaldt Untitled (Starlings #1-6), 2008. Photo: Stellan Holm Gallery - http://www.stellanholm.com/ Another artist immortalized the memory of starlings in sterling silver. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 17
  18. 18. Matthew Day Jackson The Way We Were, 2010. Photo: Ed Jansen. www.flickr.com/photos/de_buurman/6824292921/in/pool-558235@N24|de_buurman And another made a series showing man's virtual devolution. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 18
  19. 19. Matthew Day Jackson Dymaxion Figure, 2009. Artists have always helped us to look at the world a bit differently. Photo: Ed Jansen. Panel Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange www.flickr.com/photos/de_buurman/6824276033/in/pool-558235@N24/ 19
  20. 20. With modern technology, artists have the opportunity for a “Rentrée to Anatomy”. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 20
  21. 21. Biomedical Modeling, Inc. ♦ Transcultural Exchange Panel 21

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