This is a short intermezzo blog, as always people seem to find a bridge in between technology and art. Well actually, to be honest, it’s not hard to imagine X-ray NDT technology being used for art, as it is just a special kind of photography after all.
The following TED talks is a video about Nick Veasey, who has devoted his life to creating awesome X-ray pictures of interesting situations and objects.
What surprised me is the amount of work that goes into creating these pictures. For instance, i wasn’t aware that for an X-ray of a ‘mini’ you’d have to disassemble the entire car and take pictures of every individual component ,only to reassemble the whole later… I also feel slightly cheated about the fact that most of the ‘people’ you see are actually just skeletons.
Nevertheless, awesome stuff to look at. If you had access to his installation for a day, what would you scan?
I figure i’d scan a magic 8-ball, always wondered what goes on in there.