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Body of Matter - Physical Representations of Anatomical Data

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This research explores how emerging technologies can transform medical data from 2-dimensional visualisations, into highly intricate and tactile 3D-printed objects. By migrating scientific data through a bitmap printing process, a range of novel outcomes are presented. Body matter is transformed into forms which explore visualisation methods, aesthetic objects, and personalised products. The resulting physical outcomes examine how anatomical qualities hidden within the human body can be visually represented in a design context.


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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Degree Discipline

Design Innovation

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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Master of Design Innovation

ANZSRC Socio-Economic Outcome code

280104 Expanding knowledge in built environment and design

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4 Experimental research

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Victoria University of Wellington School

School of Design Innovation


Guy, Bernard; Fraser, Simon