Forms for Minor Project

I have placed drawings taken from my cell research onto geometric forms. These are pictures of the outcomes.

I intend to repeat these geometric forms and combine them to make my lighting piece, which will replicate a molecular structure.

Emma

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Progress in Minor and Major

These are my presentation boards for both my minor and major projects showing what progress I have made in both, mostly research.

Showing how blue light affects the brain

Showing the images of cells I collected for inspiration

Showing part of the lighting research I carried out

The initial ideas for my minor project. Drawings taken from cell images which I will incorporate into my designs.

Showing idea development. The patterns from the previous image on geometric formMajor

Research into architecture – Denton Corker Marshall

Research into architecture – A-Cero

Research into architecture – Frank Gehry

Research into the Bauhaus Movement

Research into existing furniture – Modular and interlocking

The idea of intersecting furniture led me to looking at motorway intersections.

Neurons

When researching into human cells, particularly brain cells, I came across this website, www.neualimages.org. I found loads of interesting imagery n this website and thought I would share a few with you.

Time-lapse movies of neuronal migration

If you click on these images, you will see the movement of the neurons.

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hippocampal growth cone shape changeswith active filopodia and lamellipodia

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two hippocampal growth cones making a connection

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hippocampal growth cones making contact

Images of Neurons and Neuronal Proteins

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COS7 cell transfected with DCX DsRed and MPR GFP and stained with beta tubulin/Marina blue

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Laser confocal images of neurons in hippocampal slice gene gun transfected with DCX DsRed and µ1A GFP

 

 

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Laser confocal images of neurons in hippocampal slice gene gun transfected with DCX DsRed and µ1A GFP

 

Thanks for reading and I hope you find some of this imagery inspiring.

Emma

A Major Interest

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As you know I am in my final year of my University course, 3D Design. I have two projects this year, a major and a minor. The previous posts are inspiration for my minor project, but these pictures of modern architecture are what is inspiring my major project. I am interesting in post modern architecture, and the different shapes, angles and intersections of the buildings are what I am intending to incorporate into my designs. 

Emma

An Interesting Article

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071130232132.htm

Here’s a link to an interesting article I found on Science Daily while looking into blue light affects on the brain. I am hoping to incorporate these into my designs.

 

Emma

Cell Inspiration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an image of electrons firing along the neural pathways within the brain. I am using cells within the body for the inspiration for one of my final year projects. I am hoping to develop the images I collect into ideas for a light of some kind.

Emma

Hello!

My name is Emma Broxson and I have started a blog to document my designs and studies as I finish my degree and continue  into my career. I am currently in my 3rd year at UCLan, studying 3D Design. I will share things I find that are interesting to me and are helping to inspire my current work. I will also share the journey of my project and how I am getting on with my ideas and designs.

Hopefully I will be blogging again soon with something interesting.

Emma

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