Because of the incidence of hallucination in ICU wards and hospitals in general I’ve always been interested in its influence on memory. This is an amazing body of work piecing together a large number of separate memories about a place from the occupants some of whom you would have to expect would be hallucinating through lack … More Forensic Architecture work on reconstructing the layout of the Saydnaya prison from memories
https://vimeo.com/257997930 In the card game Racing Patience ICU there are two players. One draws a central card that describes the patient’s stats when entering ICU. Starting at the same time, one player represents the ICU team trying to bring the patient back into the normal or survivable ranges for blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygenation … More Racing Patience ICU – video
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news/new-types-blood-cells-discovered Credit: NIH/Wikimedia Commons A magnified dendritic cell. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, researchers from the Broad Institute spanning MIT and Harvard, have discovered four new subtypes of white blood cells using single cell genomics. The image above, from the Wellcome announcement is of a beautiful almost fungal shape, an expression of the body’s defence … More Four new subtypes of white blood cells discovered.
https://vimeo.com/241351957 Photo credit Alex Wisser
From someone who has had more than their fair share of failed attempts by staff to get blood out for testing this sounds like a great medical advance to me. On the flip side it does raise issues about how well it could be set up for the farming of humans. Video credit – The … More The drawing of blood by robot.
http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/four-corners/NC1704H029S00 Saw this documentary last night on the ABC 4Corners program in Australia. Its one thing to read about it but another thing to see it. Just watch it.