Using an animation of 1,871 slices of a human body from the Visible Human Project, Croix Gagnon and photographer Frank Schott created long-exposure photographs capturing “light paintings” of the body floating in space.
In 1993, a convicted murderer was executed. His body was given to science, segmented, and photographed for medical research. In 2011, we used photography to put it back together.
Read more about Project 12:31. For a far less creepy example of light painting with long-exposure photograph and details on how it was accomplished, check out Making Future Magic: iPad Light Painting.
Several Hairs on the Body of an Anopheles Moscito Larva viewed through Quanta Family instrument and shot by FEI Company
Quote and image found on But Does It Float
Although some of the results of cognitive fluency studies are somewhat as predicted, the studies have also produced interesting findings around the disfluency of a product, message, concept or design. Often by creating an element of disfluency in marketing a product, potential customers are more likely to view the product as less familiar (a positive in many instances) and far more innovative.
Read the full article discussing the research findings of cognitive fluency (and disfluency)—Easy = True | The Boston Globe.
Shot with the extreme macro Canon MP-E 65mm lens and the 5D Mark II body
Austrian graphic designer Michæl Paukner combines scientific (and pseudo-science from ancient civilizations) with design to illustrate theories and concepts.
The image above illustrates The Antikythera Mechanism:
“The Antikythera mechanism, one more mystery of the ancient world, is an ancient mechanical calculator (also described as the first known mechanical computer) designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was recovered in 1900-01 from the Antikythera wreck, but its complexity and significance were not understood until decades later. It is now thought to have been built about 100-150 BC. This was some one-and-a-half thousand years before mechanisms of such complexity had been invented. Technological artifacts of similar complexity did not reappear until the 14th century, when mechanical astronomical clocks appeared in Europe.”
Experiments with ferrofluid and a Canon Rebel XT DSLR using time-lapse sequences.
“To be good user experience folks, we need to crack open some psych 101 textbooks, learn what motivates people and then bake these ideas into our designs.”