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Dismembering Dismemberment: Foucault's Panopticism in Plastination, Manga, and Survival Horror

This is the essay I presented at UC Irvine this year, with an award-winning abstract to boot. I’m very proud of my presentation as well, but this essay sparked a transformation for me. 3,534 more words

Body Worlds Exhibition: The Happiness Project @ Amsterdam

The happiness project, placed in the centre of Amsterdam is a permanent exhibition. Gunther von Hagens decided to open this a permanent Body Worlds exhibition after the success of earlier travelling exhibitions.   159 more words

Art

Odyssey under the Skin

The automatic door opens as I sweep into the special exhibitions hall on the fourth floor of the Canadian Museum of Nature. Inside, a giant squid… 829 more words

Collections

The Horror of Pompeii - Plaster Casts and Photography

I was surprised to be upset by the plaster casts of victims at Pompeii.

I have excavated human remains before, and was not bothered by it, but the plaster casts were upsettingly evocative. 807 more words

Outdoors

Psychology of Museums

Recently I’ve been thinking about the psychology of museums- how do people react to controversial exhibitions? How do visitors learn about and interact with the exhibits? 271 more words

 It is the miracles of life, death, birth, decay, movement and growth, all sprawled out into posing plastinates with an uncanny sense of realism. – Mustapha Hendricks…

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Hungry

7480: Examples of Faciality, Reterritorialization, and Deterritorialization in The Matrix and Cadaver Shows

There are so many quotes that I could connect to my thoughts today. However, this his quote that stands out to me from Deleuze and Guattari (1987, p. 477 more words