November 5, 2007 3:30 PM

Body Worlds at the San Jose Tech Museum

This weekend I went to the Tech Museum in San Jose to see Body Worlds 2. A singularly strange experience. For those who don’t know what Body Worlds is, it's this exhibition of human bodies set up by a German anatomist named Gunther von Hagens. They use a process called plastination to change the composition of the human body from 65% water to 65% plastic resin. The end result is tantamount to an artistic anatomy lesson and a traveling freak-show. Much of what is to be seen is simultaneously beautiful and repulsive - breathtaking in more ways than one.

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