Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It's what's inside that counts

I'm still not sure how I feel about all of this...

This past weekend, I went to the California Science Center to see the "Body Worlds 3" exhibit. I've seen the promotional posters for it posted all over the city for months. I'd heard it was an amazing experience and that the displays were, at times, life-altering.

Being mostly squeamish about any movie or TV show that features graphic operations or dismemberments of any kind, I was a bit hesitant to go. But, like most things, I'm willing to at least give it a try.

It was...memorable.

It certainly gives a fascinating and detailed view of the inner-workings of our bodies and, likely, the closest most of us will ever come to looking that deeply "inside" ourselves (if we're lucky).

But, I have to admit....it was a bit creepy at times. Knowing that they are all (or were) real people and that their bodies are now dissected and on display for all to see is a bit odd.

Especially when you look at their faces up close...

It was educational, for sure, but something I doubt I'll ever subject myself to again in this lifetime.

Has anyone else seen it?

If so...thoughts?


Brad said...

This was in Seattle a while ago, um yeah, I took a pass on that show. Big ick factor.

Vampire Hours said...

Yeah...there is definitely an ick factor. But, if you can get past it...the concept and visuals are certainly interesting.