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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.

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dracut
Sep. 11th, 2006 11:37 am (UTC)
One of the shows just opened a few weeks ago in Boston. We're going to check it out on a nasty weekend soon. I think it looks like a fascinating exhibit.
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