Photo: Andy Ellison
Human X-rays and MRIs are so fascinating because we're given a glimpse into that which we cannot usually see. But when fruit and vegetables were scanned in an MRI machine by lab research technologist Andy Ellison, the resulting images were entrancing due to their mystification -- not clarification -- of the inanimate subjects. The stitched-together image frames produce hypnotizing animations that are far more revealing than a simple slice and dice. We're not exactly eager to recreate Salon writer Francis Lam's claustrophobic MRI experience, but now we can't help but wonder what our animated insides might look like.
To see the animations of an artichoke, watermelon, broccoli and more check out Ellison's blog, Inside Insides.