Biomedicine in museums

The MYBrain lamp — a sort of 'translational medicine'

‘Translational medicine’ is usually understood as the transmission of knowledge and data from bench to bedside. But there are also other kinds of ‘translations’ involving medical knowledge and data. For example, the whole biomed-art field—and like in this example—biomed-design:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MYBrain (2007) is a table lamp designed by Alexander Lervik (Lervik Design, Stockholm) in the form of a model of the designer’s own brain, in turn based on an MR scan made at Karolinska Institutet. From Lervik’s own website, mediated by Boing Boing.

Thomas Söderqvist

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