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August 23, 2003 9:55 PM   Subscribe

Visual Human Server.. a virtual anatomy lesson using java.
posted by crunchland (6 comments total)
whew. no interest?
posted by crunchland at 11:10 AM on August 24, 2003

GREAT LINK!!!! THANKS! I miss this kind of post, and am tired of the politics.
posted by tomplus2 at 5:19 PM on August 24, 2003

maybe it would have been better received if the link somehow involved a bidet.
posted by crunchland at 6:46 PM on August 24, 2003

crunchland - thanks for this, it's a great, interesting and educational link. Don't take the lack of comments personally - it's definitely interesting, but also bear in mind that it's the end of 'worm week', a long weekend in the UK and a time of year when lots of people are on holiday anyway... so it may be that traffic is just a little down.

This is an interesting project, but one which raises a number of ethical issues, particularly for people who come from societies which don't practise the death penalty. I don't know if you're aware, but the 'visible male' is an executed murderer from the US who donated his body to science. Did he realise that his dissected body would be visible to anyone with an Internet connection? Nevertheless, this is a great educational resource.
posted by plep at 9:56 AM on August 25, 2003

The Exploratorium's Visible Male page.

Brief biography of Joseph Paul Jernigan, murderer and subject of the Visible Male Project.

A critical view of the Visible Male Project from an abolitionist viewpoint. (Disclaimer - I don't necessarily agree with all the points this writer makes, but it's a useful viewpoint to be aware of).
posted by plep at 10:04 AM on August 25, 2003

I have been looking for something just like this. Thx as usual, crunchland.
posted by widdershins at 11:38 AM on August 25, 2003

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