MRI scans as art?
November 8, 2007 9:36 AM Subscribe
A number of years ago I had an MRI of my head to help explain sudden onset headaches I was experiencing. Thankfully, the problem went away, never to return, but I find myself in possession of a number of very nifty looking MRI negatives. So my question is, how to use them in an artistic manner?
posted by mjbraun to media & arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The obvious solution is to use a viewbox
but as I have a small apartment, I'm worried about the bright fluorescent lighting being obtrusive. The negatives are large (perhaps 1' x 1.5' or so) and I have 4 of them. I'd prefer to keep them intact, although I'm flexible. Also, the harsh medical nature of that kind of display might be a wee bit too creepy to work as decor.
Additionally, I have access to large format scanners and printers and while I know I can make a full size positive image from the negatives, I'm wondering what to do with the negatives themselves. I was thinking of possibly doing a kind of lampshade, but I'm not sure how to go about having one made.
Any ideas for a creative way to show off the inside of my noggin?