Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

Damn sinuses.

Went to the Body Worlds exhibit at the Science Museum. Both somewhat more and somewhat less than I expected. The lighting is really kind of harsh, and it rather contributes to the headache that started after the Omnitheater presentation (sinuses, inner ear, funky perspective).

The exhibit itself is bigger than I expected. And it's chock full of bits and bobs of diseased organs, slices of people, and of course the plastinated folk which is the prime draw. Thing is, it's so much that it kind of loses its impact, and you're just overwhelmed with visual imagery of impossibly complex sculptures.

The coolest for me was the circulatory system preservations, where it's just the blood vessels that retain the shape of whatever was being processed (be it duck, human, organ, whatever) that take on a fantastic surreal quality, like something that couldn't possibly be real.

Weird blending of science and art.

  • (no subject)

    It finally happened. It had to, really. I was in the bottom two cut from LJ-Idol this week. I made it to the top 50, from some rather larger…

  • Mayville

    "Too many bats in the belfry, eh?" The question came from a small man in the scrubs-and-robe garb of an inmate. He looked a little like a garden…

  • LJ-Idol

    Another batch of entries. Consistently amazed at how good the writing is. Voting is open for…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment