Brain Land

"The above map's original data was created from a reference photo of a real human brain which was used to build the 3d terrain. This digital elevation model was then used to create contour line data, relief shading and to plan where the roads and features should be placed for map compilation. Real New Zealand public domain data was then added for the surrounding islands..."

Unit Seven: Practical Aesthetics



"Deep inside the brain, a neuron prepares to transmit a signal to its target. To capture that fleeting moment, Graham Johnson based this elegant drawing on ultra-thin micrographs of sequential brain slices. After scanning a sketch into 3D modeling software, he colored the image and added texture and glowing lighting reminiscent of a scanning electron micrograph."

Beautiful Neuron Art, Corante.

"Meart (Multi-Electrode Array art) is a hybrot built in collaboration with the Symbi-oticA Research Group. The project explores epistemological, ethical and aesthetical issues concerning the use of living neurons for ethno-centric end.
Its 'brain' of dissociated rat neurons is cultured on an MEA in our lab in Atlanta while the geographically detached 'body' lives in Perth. The body itself is a set of pneumatically actuated robotic arms moving pens on a piece of paper. A camera located above the workspace captures the progress of drawings created by the neurally-controlled movement of the arms. The visual data then instructed stimula-tion frequencies for the 60 electrodes on the MEA. The brain and body talk through the internet over TCP/IP in real time providing closed loop communication for a neurally controlled 'semi-living artist'. We see this as a medium from which to address various scientific, philosophical, and artistic questions..."

Laboratory for Neurobiology



Knitted Brain
, by Sarah Hillenberger


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