Ellen Sandor, Keith Miller, Janine Fron, Jack Ludden, (art) with Jim Strommer, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. PET Study 2 (Lung Cancer)
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The Art of Science
NEW YORK • International Center of Photography • Ongoing
|The Art of Science examines how scientists, and a group of artists who collaborate with scientists, construct their extraordinary images and use them in research. Still and moving images made with a range of systems, including cutting-edge quantum dot technology, functional magnetic resonance imaging, PET scans, light microscopy, and computer visualization, are displayed on LCD and plasma screens and in light boxes.|
The newest imaging technique applied to biological research is quantum dot technology, which will be represented by time-lapse movies made by molecular biologist Ali Brivanlou of Rockefeller University. Quantum dots are chemically synthesized, microscopically-sized crystals that can emit light at a variety of wavelengths for a long period of time. A billion nanometer-scale quantum dots (a nanometer is one-billionth of a meter) can be injected into one embryo, which will then continue growing. This allows scientists, for the first time ever, to observe and photograph the very beginnings of embryo or cell development as it occurs.
Textual material accompanying each group of images will discuss the image-making methods used by the scientists and how they interpret visual data, addressing issues such as colorization, computer manipulation, and the preparation of specimens.
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