What a hairy beast this was. For a render monkey like me, pathological Illustration taught by the ever so gentle Dr. Shelley Wall was probably was the most-anticipated course. Shelley kick-started the project with the Tissue Landscape Exercise, inspired by the 1966 Fantastic Voyage. Sidenote: on our exchange trip to University Illinois Chicago (thanks BVis!), […]
You may already be familiar with the infamous “trolley problem” from memes or games: A trolley speeds down the tracks, about to kill five people tied to the tracks. You, a lever in hand, may choose to switch the trolley to a different track where only one person is tied to the track. Should you pull the lever to kill one and spare five? With the rise of smart cars, maybe a more practical question for manufacturers and designers would be, would your customer buy a car that could potentially kill five pedestrians to save one driver?
Here’s a quick summary of our case: Pregnant with a large baby, the plaintiff was under the care of the defendant, a family physician. During the final stage of the delivery, the baby’s shoulder became lodged in the mother’s pelvis, a condition known as shoulder dystocia. To deliver the baby, the baby’s arm was broken. The baby was also asphyxiated during the onset of shoulder dystocia, and the asphyxiation eventually lead the baby to develop cerebral palsy. The plaintiff says that the damage to the baby was caused by the defendants’ negligence. They question if our defendant should have anticipated shoulder dystocia and whether she should have consulted with another specialist before the final stage of the delivery.
In 2017, I met some very cool people from the Toronto iGem team. In their entry project, they wanted to fine-tune the CRISPR-Cas9 system via a light-sensitive switch. This is where I first learned how you can turn a molecular network into logical functional units. As I researched for a molecular topic to illustrate for […]
It all started with a seemingly simple neuro assignment: depicting the cerebrum or the brainstem from two perspectives. Looking at the project description, I thought, what if you can do everything the project asks for in ONE illustration?
Thou shalt not utter the words “surgical illustration” around thy BMC peers without proper trigger warnings. However, just like any other challenging assignments you have completed, surgical illustration (“surgery” in short), will not kill you but make you stronger. (** This post contains graphic surgery pictures. Viewer discretion is advised.**) Love it or not, surgery […]
This project comes after the pelvis Zbrush sculpt, where we reconstructed skeletal structures from DICOM data. This is our first 3D project in BMC where we sculpted organic objects from scratch. My classmates really showed off their newly gained sculpting skills on this one –– but I decided to do mine entirely in Cinema 4D. I […]