June 8th, 2013 | Brain
Blood circulating through a heart, 1948.
Fritz Goro was a German-born photographer known by many to be the most influential science photographer the world has ever seen. He was born in Bremen, Germany and studied at the Bauhaus school of sculpture and design. In 1933, Goro and his family fled Nazi Germany for the United States and they never looked back. For over 40 years, he captured incredibly influential science photos working for LIFE magazine and Scientific American.
Seen here is just a sample of the timeless images Mr. Goro was able to capture during his career.
Burning a candle in a sealed flask of oxygen on a balance shows that matter can not be destroyed, 1949.
Fetus in an artificial womb, 1965
An anesthetized monkey has its brain activity monitored, 1971.
A leaf-cutter ant carries away rose fragments, 1947.
A scientist uses a quartz rod as a light conductor to observe a frog’s organs, 1948.
Shipboard laboratory equipment used for measuring sea water to detect any traces of radioactivity after an atomic bomb test in Bikini lagoon, 1946.
A pair of 90-day-old cow fetuses clearly visible inside an amniotic sac, 1965.
Plastic skeleton showing spots of body most likely to be affected by radioactive fall-out, 1961.
Find more science photography from Fitz Goro at Life Magazine.
-RSB Tags: ants
, Fritz Goro
June 5th, 2013 | Robot
Fan Xiaoyan is a sculptor hailing from Gaomi in the Shandong Province of China. Her work is a bit jarring to say the least. According to Fan, the figures are reflective of a ”surrealistic virtual world in which men and women are equal… the arrival of a new era, a new kind of human being, a new power, a sensation…”
I, however, don’t feel any equality in these pieces. The women appear to have been subjugated by some external power, like they’ve been forced into their cyborg transformations… giving the pieces a sort of Grindhouse quality to them.
Regardless of her intention, the sculptures are certainly striking.
[via Juxtapoz] Tags: China
, Fan Xiaoyan
June 3rd, 2013 | Robot
Through the Viewfinder of a Wanderer
From Jared Lim: ”I have always loved geometry, lines, curves, pattern and abstract designs. Architecture seems like a great way to express them. My added advantage of traveling to most major cities for my work gives me great opportunities. Urban Exploration comprise of my cities shots in colors, monochrome and street photography.
Beyond that, I have great interest in other categories of Travel photography. I am passionate about traveling and photography not only allows me to express myself artistically but also to document my journey.”
I agree that photography is a great way to express yourself artistically and also save the memories from your travels.
Also, Jared’s talents are not limited to architectural patterns. Check out this shot of the famous “Christ the Redeemer” statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
Absolutely incredible! Find more from the artist at his site.
[via My Modern Met] Tags: Architecture
, Jared Lim
, Rio de Janeiro
, Travel Photography
May 24th, 2013 | Robot
Artist Gerrel Saunders created these Daft Punk Helmet GIFs to commemorate the new album, Random Access Memories. The GIF series is titled “Give Life Back to Music” after the first track on the record. I suggest listening to a few of the songs while watching the animations. And, if you want to build your own helmet, check out the RobotSpaceBrain Official Tutorial.
[via Laughing Squid] Tags: Daft Punk
May 17th, 2013 | Robot
David Lidbetter is a London-based photographer with a prediliction for wild texture and color. He works with a variety of materials — yarn, crayons, paint, rubber bands, and food — to create pieces that are incredibly fun to look at. The photographs above look like he just built a paint bomb and dropped it on the canvas. In reality, however, these scenes are carefully composed.
This is the kind of art that I like to look at on Fridays…
For more from the artist, check out his site.
-RSB Tags: David Lidbetter
May 12th, 2013 | Robot
And here are a few other illustrations from Dix livres de la chirurgie:
The images above are mechanical prosthetics as designed by Ambroise Paré in his book Dix livres de la chirurgie (Ten books of Surgery). Paré was a French barber surgeon and is considered to be one of the fathers of surgery and modern forensic pathology. Interesting fact: the barber pole is a vestige of an era when barbers were the primary surgeons and NOT physicians. The design is a representation of bloody bandages wrapped around a pole.
Paré was the official royal surgeon for kings Henry II, Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III. He designed a range of surgical instruments and was a leader in surgical techniques and battlefield medicine, especially the treatment of wounds. He amputated countless limbs during his career as thousands of French cavalrymen were being killed and wounded by enemy arquebuses. The prosthetics above appear quite advanced for the 16th century. The hand has complex finger movements which modern prosthetics often fail to include. He also made original artificial eyes from enameled gold, silver, porcelain and glass.
[via The Public Domain Review] Tags: 16th Century
, Ambroise Paré
, Dix livres de la chirurgie
, Ten Books of Surgery
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