Radiology Art
March 23, 2009 6:01 PM   Subscribe

In the summer of 2007, artist and medical student Satre Stuelke started the Radiology Art project. Dedicated to the deeper visualization of various objects that hold unique cultural importance in modern society, this project intends to plant a seed of scientific creativity in the minds of all those inclined to participate.
posted by Rinku (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
That's very impressive, but before I die I'd very much like to see a radiograph of a "mule" whose GI tract was filled with cocaine-filled condoms.
posted by Tube at 6:20 PM on March 23, 2009

What a great dissection of the superficial side of consumer culture. The buyer doesn't need to know how the widget works, what it's made of, or in what impoverished nation it was produced. It just needs to look pretty enough to make the sale.

Underneath it all, these things are a lot more complicated.

(Also, if you stare at Barbie long enough, she starts to spin backwards!)
posted by themadjuggler at 6:44 PM on March 23, 2009

My dad did this with all of our toys with the added bonus of then presenting his job to our class every year. (self-link to flickr set of (small portion of) Dad's crazy x-ray collection....)
posted by melodykramer at 6:50 PM on March 23, 2009 [3 favorites]

Wonderfully creepy.
posted by echo target at 7:39 PM on March 23, 2009

Great stuff from Satre—I built the electronics for some of his KarizMatic "fictional appliances" years and years ago and was always a huge fan of his wry aesthetic and his microscopic attention to detail. I've been out of touch for years, but it's nice to see he's not lost a bit of that humor or joyful obsessiveness.
posted by sonascope at 3:07 AM on March 24, 2009

Where's the link for the CT scan of a "moon?"
posted by digsrus at 5:19 AM on March 24, 2009

Critics may ask whether these images offer more than sumptuous, high-tech eye candy, and Mr. Stuelke does not necessarily resist that interpretation. “Some of them are just beautiful,” he said. “I mean, who knew a bunch of chicken nuggets could be gorgeous?”

Perhaps if they weren't meant to be eaten. They look diseased to me.
posted by zarq at 7:23 AM on March 24, 2009

...he'd always end his presentation by showing the man with 16 toes or the woman who left her glasses in her pocket...

I'm afraid to ask. What happens if you leave your glasses in your pocket during an xray?
posted by DU at 5:59 PM on March 24, 2009

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