Behold the cartilaginous skeleton of a sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus)!! The Vancouver Aquarium has a whole exhibit on the inner workings of marine creatures, from skeletons to plastinated specimens!
Esta técnica fue desarrollada por Gunther von Hagens en 1977. Consiste en preservar cuerpos o partes de cuerpos reemplazando su grasa y agua con ciertos plásticos. El resultado son cadáveres plastificados que no se pudren ni huelen e incluso mantienen las propiedades de la muestra original.
Todas las fotos que ven aquí son humanos que pasaron por ese proceso luego de donar sus cuerpos.
Somos un río interminable de carne y sangre. En nosotros fluyen millones de muertos.
1. The last paper newspaper. The Morning Afternoon, hot off the presses in 2181. So hot off the presses in fact that it was on fire. A micro focus group study revealed that being on fire was actually a highly profitable business in 2181, a year which had got snot on all its best things and made them damp. The presses were closed down and converted into a fire factory, which was a pity because nearly everything was on fire by 2182. But by then the paper was gone.
2. The last desk: interestingly, this is the Resolute desk, currently resident in the Oval Office. Having escaped the unpleasantness in 2179 only mildly singed, it was preserved for a twitchy nation via an advanced plastination technique. Then, when the world was under threat of That Thing, you know, nudge, That Thing, it ended up in the Denali vault with the Antikythera Mechanism and the Winged Victory of Samothrace and a flaky copy of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Lorenz’s The Selfie. And after all that the vault got lost and made its own journey in geological time past humanity’s later foibles, until it was at last thrust up out of the bare rock in the convulsions of an equatorial earthquake. There was an energetic rainstorm and it bobbed off into the ocean where it later sank. The sea had a good go at remaking life out of the accidentally-plastinated DNA of at least six presidents, but the results were not promising.
3. The last argument (translated): You hold it! No, you hold it! No, you.
4. The last book: technically, I suppose, the bible on board the Rand, a neoliberal space cruiser which was tragically elected from orbit by unplanned-for market forces. The ship, which ended up on a heading towards a particularly empty quadrant of space, also contained the last toupee and the last pickled onion.
5. The last fart noise. Actually only fifteen seconds before the final collapse of the Universe. It was the result of density fluctuations in infalling matter. There was nobody there to hear it; in fact, the density and temperature of the Universe at that point did not really admit of the existence of things like ears. So it wasn’t very funny.
6. The last pen. This is more of an evolutionary process. What is a pen? Does it have to be held in a hand and write on paper in ink? What if it were to write on a screen? Or on the fabric of artificial reality? What if it were not ink, but lightly oiled bitcoin matter? Or DNA-transference medium? What if it were held in a spinal cradle, or welded to the user’s fulcrum? What if instead of writing it were to blow small bubbles from time to time? What if it lived in a cave and ate gerbils? All these and more are pertinent questions regarding the future of pens. Disregard them at your peril.
Body Worlds (German title: Körperwelten) is a traveling exhibition of preserved human bodies and body parts that are prepared using a technique called plastination to reveal inner anatomical structures. The exhibition’s developer and promoter is German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, who invented the plastination technique in the late 1970s at the University of Heidelberg
ao3 link summary: They’re not in the business of taking it easy on the new girl. rating: Mature, with just a dash of smut. pairing: Akane Tsunemori/Shinya Kougami fandom: Psycho Pass author’s note: Started watching the movie, felt nostalgic for season 1, and self-diagnosed that writing down shipping feels is cheaper than therapy.
I finally got this in the mail a couple weeks back… I’m sorry I’ve been kind of busy and lazy…. As I explained before when I shared the 02 + 03 Story Board Art Books, this art book features a fair bit of storyboarding from episodes 1-11 with another set of 4 original full-color illustrations. Please do not steal the pictures — the content might not belong to me, but the pictures do. If anyone has any requests to see story boards from certain episodes, I’d be happy to oblige. : )
1.) Dust Jacket which was unfortunately damaged a bit in transport. It’s a bit metallic, which is very cool! 2.) Cover art. 3.) First interior page of the artbook. 4-7.) Episode grouping extra series art. 8-10) > u >…a couple of my personal favorites including Touko’s stalker picture of Makishima which Kogami has on his wall and Kogami’s upset face at seeing Sasayama’s plastinated, dismembered body. Oops. 8D (Hint: Open image in new tab to full view… all the pictures are high res.) ||
Plastinates and plastinate sheets have been a staple for medical colleges and museums for some time. Using finely tuned machinery to slice perfect deli-thin pieces of entire bodies, these slices are then perfectly preserved in plastic resin, displaying their anatomy beautifully forever. Many science museums across the country are proud owners of human plastinate sheets; I however have to make due with a rat.
One medical laboratory that makes plastinate specimens for research purposes has a shop on etsy and has taken to selling a few of the specimens in addition to high quality prints of them. Naturally, once I had the $80 to buy the little slice of rat I had to have it. This is a cross section of a labrat head. You can clearly see the skull and spine and organs and even some of his floofy little hairs and even a whisker ISN’T THAT CUTE?!
This photo was taken by holding the specimen up against the sky on a cloudy day and very carefully snapping the photo with my free hand.