YouTube is full of videos of nasty skin conditions getting treated, many of which have over a million views. What’s behind our morbid fascination with such entertainment?
A new vaccination awareness campaign The Art of Saving a Life, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will be rolled out over the next month.
Striking visuals have long been essential to disease awareness, using art to convey the invisible menace of a microscopic virus and its destructive symptoms.
Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds at the Tate’s Turbine Hall space in London opened to a good deal of rejoicing. Viewers and critics alike were entranced by the installation, a field of 100 million sunflower seeds that were actually carved from porcelain. An abundance of press photos show exhibition-goers frolicking in piles of seeds, tossing them up into the air, making seed-angels and having a great time. HOWEVER! The Tate has since been forced to alter Ai’s exhibition due to health hazards: the tons of porcelain seeds were kicking up a fine ceramic dust, easily breathed into the lungs of art aficionados. Visitors can now only gaze at Ai’s piece from a cordoned off observation deck.