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"Glass Microbiology" glass sculptures let you see deadly viruses

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posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 09:16 AM
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Well here we go.

I came across this little article of an artist who creates these clear glass representations of known viruses and what not. He clearly acknowledges they are 'interpretations' which he has cleared with those in the fields as far as how accurate these representations are.

In any-case I think these have an artistic beauty and I thought I'd share them here. I like some of the comments posted below and the reference to the 'Matrix' I did a quick search and nothing came up with this articles title or premise.



T4 Bacteriophage




Malaria





Ev.71 — Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease





HIV (2011)




Gorgeous glass sculptures let you see into the world's most deadly viruses

Viruses are usually depicted as ugly, scary, almost weapon-like blobs just waiting to meddle inside of your body, but Luke Jerram sees them as something different. There isn't really a color to viruses after all — they're smaller than the wavelength of visible light — and as mere smears when viewed under a microscope, there's plenty of room left open when deciding how to illustrate them.

Since 2004, Jerram has been turning viruses and other pathogens into stunning glass sculptures that are just as eerie as they are beautiful as part of an ongoing series titled "Glass Microbiology." He chooses some of the most feared and deadly subjects out there too, making chilling portraits of everything from HIV to malaria.

Of course, creating the sculptures involves some amount of interpretation. They've been blown up to around 1 million times their actual size, and, according to The New York Times, have been exaggerated to make some of their more distinctive features appear all the more impressive.


Anyway, I thought they were cool looking
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posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 09:34 AM
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He should do Diatoms, they are amazing.

There is so many combinations and variations of them.. they are like snow flakes... a mathematical construct.



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 09:35 AM
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Interesting factoid: Malaria was once a problem in the American South, but was eradicated with the start of programs around the 1930s into the 1950s.

Very neat-o post Slayer. S+F!





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posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 09:45 AM
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Cool stuff but Ill admit Im a bit disappointed,

When I saw you were the author I assumed this was gonna be about that Roman glass they found and how we had applied the tech from it to make some sort of glass that told you what diseases you had LOL

You get a flag but no star coz of my high expectations



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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Very cool S&F

as usual...

Heres the heavy weight champ...

Ebola




posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 10:35 AM
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Very cool! They would look great around the house!



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 12:27 PM
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Ebola was one of my favorites too


Ok, that doesn't sound right

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posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 01:15 PM
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Sounds right to me...

How can you not be impressed by something that can kill a human in a week... sometimes less

:O



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 02:07 PM
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And they wonder why I don't trust Klingons!

Ev.71 — Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease




yep sure looks familiar...



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 02:44 PM
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Those are really cool. To me though the real artist is the glass blower who actually creates them. The "artist" referenced in the article just sketches the virus and sends it off to the glass blower who produces them. Kudos for the idea, but the real art is produced by someone else.



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 02:47 PM
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Could you imagine the trial and error to get them right?

boggles the mind



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 02:53 PM
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SLAYER69
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Could you imagine the trial and error to get them right?

boggles the mind


Its absolutely mind blowing. The intricacy is amazing, I bet it cost the designer a pretty penny to commission them all.



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 05:39 PM
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I've been trying to find a video of them being produced.

Stay tuned.



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 07:04 PM
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Wowser! Thanks a bunch for the eye candy!
I've watched a few glass workers and it always absolutely fascinates me. One of my kids studied it for about a year and got pretty good. But it's a very dangerous profession and one he chose not to pursue. But his year of immersion made us all appreciate what goes into such work.



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 11:11 PM
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What Roman glass do you speak of?

Awesome thread, that is true beauty. So alien ... yet a part of us all.



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 02:26 AM
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OccamsRazor04
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What Roman glass do you speak of?

Awesome thread, that is true beauty. So alien ... yet a part of us all.


This 1

Lycurgus cup



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 03:03 AM
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Oh. Pretty amazing, nanotechnology has been used for thousands of years in glasswork. Definitely wouldnt have anything to do with this topic though.



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 03:11 AM
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Heres e-Coli for you……….




these works of art are actually larger than i thought…..


Regards

PDUK



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 11:24 AM
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Wow. Have to come back to this.

F&S



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