Thursday, May 8, 2008

living mouse-skin coat - stylish! - dies after growing too large

see the article here in ArtNews, but you can also find it on geekologie and gizmodo. apparently some MOMA artists are doing this exhibit with living tissues, and well, one of their exhibits was a tiny coat made out of living stem cells taken from mice. and the picture is quite cute, in that condensation-glassball-creepy kind of way.

ah, so when the coat grew too large and clogged it's own nutrient dispersal system, the curator had to "kill" it. o, the ethical entanglements! or maybe not - it's just skin, after all. no brain to feel pain, experience loneliness, or kill the humans who created it. just skin.

now i feel creepy. time for a hamtaro moment.

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