MRI fruit and vegetable animation by andy ellison MRI fruit and vegetable animation by andy ellison
oct 05, 2012

MRI fruit and vegetable animation by andy ellison

animated GIF of a broccoli MRI scan by andy ellison

for the last few years boston-based technologist andy ellison has been putting fruits and vegetables through a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine – and then stitching together the resulting images to create moving GIFs. the animations move fluidly through the volume of the food stuffs, presenting a whimsical deconstruction of each edible subject. ellison investigates the likes of corn, starfruit and tomato – the project beginning merely as a method to warm up and calibrate the scanner prior to his regular work day.

animated GIF of a tomato scan

animated GIF of a starfruit

animated GIF of a broccoli scan

moving image of a cucumber scan

animated scan of a cactus

MRI scan of three lily buds side by side

MRI scan of corn

via colossal and salon

  • funny how these are all perfect complex geometries, some of them rooted in fractals, and through what I assume to be a constant speed actually reveals the mathematical nature in which shapes transform. all of these foods seem to mirror other elements: the corn looks like the skeletal structure of teeth and bone. the tomato: fire (both in form and movement). cucumber: bacteria or cell division. broccoli: almost magnetic, astronomical. the starfruit: a budding flower (easy)

    i want more

    Otat says:
  • Can we do a slow dance please?

    Dan says:

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