hanks Pier for a stimulating (simulating?) discussion so far!
Your comments about visualisation bring to mind Dolores Steinman's paper at
the Super Human symposium held in Melbourne in November 09 (and indeed Tami
Spector's keynote as well..)
Dolores' abstract sums it up:
New Visual Paradigms in Medical Representations of the Body
Medical visual representations, including computer-generated simulations,
are placed pivotally at the juncture of science, medicine, visual
representations and society. Our own research focuses on elucidating the
role of complex fluid mechanical forces in cardiovascular disease. Blood
flow visualization is a combination of medical imaging and computer
simulation to augment the clinician¹s ability to examine and study. Due to
unprecedented abilities of explorations into the body and broad cultural
implications, our research requires finer visual models. Our own results are
based on established stylistic conventions, which is why we seek a fresh
approach through crosspollination, through direct collaborations with
artists, as well as incorporating advances in aesthetic and cognitive
visualization research as part of a multidisciplinary initiative bringing
together ideas and people from diverse fields and with various backgrounds.
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