Imaging/Imagining: the Body as Data

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Image courtesy of the Department of Radiology, University of Chicago Medical Center

Imagining/Imagining the Body as Data examines the data revolution that has transformed modern medical imaging with technologies such as Magnetic Resonance, Computed Tomography and Ultrasound imaging. Data collected with these technologies is often enhanced with artistic elements such as color and other manipulations to transform it into visually interpretable forms. These representations inform artists perceptions of the body, and pushed the boundaries of how we view the human body.