"Brazilian design graduate Jorge Lopes Dos Santos has developed a way of making physical models of foetuses using data from ultrasound, CT and MRI scans.
He developed the project in collaboration with a paediatric cardiologist at Imperial College while studying on the Design Products MA course at London's Royal College of Art.
Jorge Lopes Dos Santos hopes the models, which are made using 3D printing techniques, can be used to train doctors and to help with emotional support for parents whose child may be born with deformities."
(Dezeen, 16 July 2009)
Fig.1 VIDEODANZA PARTIDA, Categoría: Videocreación, Guión y Dirección: Alba Casanova, Edición: Alba Casanova y Marc Guardiola, VFX: Marc Guardiola, LInk: http://vimeo.com/23959917, Rodado con Canon 5D mk II, Sigma 24mm 1.8, Canon 50mm 1.4, Mención Especial del Premio Nacional en la categoría de Videoarte del Festival Valencia Crea 2011. Via Bartholomew Bazaz, "Forest For Thoughts- My Journal and Diary" [http://bartholabazaz.tumblr.com/post/16882591206]
"The Mutato-Archive is a collection of non-standard fruits, roots and vegetables, displaying a dazzling variety of forms, colours and textures... The complete absence of botanical anomalies in our supermarkets has caused us to regard the consistency of produce presented there as natural. Produce has become a highly designed, monotonous product. ... The Mutato-Project serves to document, preserve and promote these last survivors of biological variety."
(Uli Westphal, 2006)
"pluots and apriums aren't just recently popularized fruits. They're the result of hard work by the Zaiger family of Modesto, California, who for the last 30 years or so, have been quietly marrying apricots and plums — among other stone fruits — in an effort to create crazy new fruits (with Zaiger-registered trademarks, of course) for the marketplace."
"I so want to believe that Pantalaine really has been 'Provisioners of America's Finest Plural Clothing' since 1950, but something tells me that they are just getting their jollies making fun of the unfortunately real Slankets and Snuggies out there. Having said that, I kind of like the idea of mutated accessories and clothing that encourages interaction with our fellow humans."
('GiggleSugar', Sugar Inc.)
[It appears that 'Pantalaine' is an invention of the US literary journal McSweeney's Quarterly Concern.]