Glass Microbes, Science Goes Stylish

Written by: Captain Skellett // September 13th, 2009 // Jibber Jabber

These transparent glass sculptures were created to contemplate the global impact of each disease and to consider how the doctoring of scientific imagery affects our visualisation of phenomena.

Viruses never looked so good…

Luke Jerram Viruses
Smallpox, HIV, and an ‘Unknown Future Mutation’

Luke Jerram SARS
SARS

These glass sculptures are designed and created by Luke Jerram, and are on exhibition in London at the end of the month. Luke also has a number of other creations, including a candle which puts itself out automatically (to cut short lengthy dinner parties), a talking engagement ring, and a wedding ring with inbuilt projector!

Hat tip to Carl Zimmer at the Loom. Cheers Carl!

Captain Skellett

I be Captain Skellett. Me blog started in April 2009 when I was working full time and didn’t get a chance to talk science. Now I have changed jobs and talk science all the time, but that doesn’t stop me blogging. More About Captain Skellett   Google

   

2 Responses to “Glass Microbes, Science Goes Stylish”

  1. Zali says:

    i remember back in first year glass i made a whole bunch of diatoms and random pretend microbes from glass. it made sense to me, being that both diatoms and window panes are made of silicon. sort of.
    anyway.
    these just reminded me of that. but better looking.
    and much more sciencey. :P

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  2. Zali says:

    also; this guys art is fucking rad.
    :D

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