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Blue End

Semaine de la Critique Locarno 2000

Blue End
2000 85'

Réalisation: Kaspar Kasics
Scénario: Kaspar Kasics, Erwin Koch
Image: Pierre Mennel
Son: Jens-Peter Rövekamp
Montage: Kaspar Kasics, Isabel Meier
Musique: Mich Gerber
Production: eXtra Film

Distant Lights Website BLUE END

Visible Human Project

Semaine de la critique Locarno

Kaspar Kasics 2000 85'

Following his execution on August 5th 1993 in Huntsville, the body of Joseph Paul Jernigan is transferred to the University of Colorado Medical Center. Two years later science rejoices at the birth of the very first digitalised man. The "Visible Human Project" has been disseminated all over the world thanks to 800 licences, eventually arriving on the internet. The data fills 8.5 million book pages and is expected to serve as a basis for surgical simulations in the near future. This would be a surprise indeed to Joseph Paul Jernigan, who after a wait of 12 years on death row hoping for his sentence to be quashed on appeal, bequeathed his body to science. Doubtless he had little idea of what was in store for him at the hands of the state prosecutors, the various government authorities and the scientists.

The Visible Human Project®

The Visible Human Project® is an outgrowth of the NLM's 1986 Long-Range Plan. It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies. Acquisition of transverse CT, MR and cryosection images of representative male and female cadavers has been completed. The male was sectioned at one millimeter intervals, the female at one-third of a millimeter intervals.

The long-term goal of the Visible Human Project® is to produce a system of knowledge structures that will transparently link visual knowledge forms to symbolic knowledge formats such as the names of body parts.

With Bobby Jernigan, Vicky Layfield, Dr. Michael J. Ackermann, Dr. Victor Spitzer, Caroll L. Pickett, Patrick C. Batchelor, Mark A. Ticer.