Some of The Unthinkable Mind Students and their final projects.
Photographed at The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery on May 13, 2013 by Angela Richardson
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This microscopic image of lung surfactant, a lipid-protein material that reduces surface tension in the lung and aids in proper pulmonary function, could easily be mistaken for a whimsical textile print. A recent issue of Biomedical Beat provides more information about the fanciful designs represented in the image and how they may offer insights into developing new methods for drug delivery:
Using microscopy techniques, the researchers captured a snapshot of the changes that occur (black) when surfactant molecules are stressed by carbon nanoparticles. The scientists found that if inhaled, carbon nanoparticles could influence the function of the main lipid component of surfactant. A likely gateway for nanoparticles to enter the body is through the lungs, so this and future studies may help scientists improve drug delivery methods.
Photo by University of Kansas State
Now playing on The Near-Sighted Monkey Lounge Juke Box.
THE CARIB BEATS - El Bang Bang (1966)
Oh who EVER put this on the Near-Sighted Monkey Lounge juke box just now— thank you
I’m Gonna Cry (If You Quit Me) - Barrett Strong (Whirlwind / I’m Gonna Cry (If You Quit Me, 1960)
Images from The Unthinkable Mind’s Ebony “Frontal Lobe” Flowers’ final project which was an illustrated collection of short autobiographical stories.
Before we understand our hands are a part of our body, they seem to be independent creatures that interact with us somehow. Here the hand and the baby are still figuring each other out by interacting. The mother laughs, the baby comes out of what seems to be a state of creative concentration into awareness of something else, sees her mother watching her, looks a little startled, then laughs and turns her face away.
What just happened?
Why does it remind me so much of being snapped out of my groove when I’m writing?