Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Don't You Go Breakin' My (Glass) Heart
The company that built this glass vasculature may not have intended to build a work of art, but it did. What was intended was an accurate model of all the major blood vessels in proper proportion so that flow tests could be carried out. What resulted is a beautiful, tree-like structure that walks the line between life and mechanism. More info found here.
I can't imagine how carefully you must move when you're carrying one of these. I await the inevitable artist who will make videos of worn-out glass models smashing on the sidewalk or something like that.
Posted by Ben McFarland at 1:40 PM
Labels: art and science, biology
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