Visualizing Science with Zip Ties

branchingmorphogenesisPhoto: Cea+
18 February 2010

While working at Science, I had the chance to interview architects Peter Lloyd Jones and Jenny E. Sabin about the visually stunning sculpture that won the 2009 Science/NSF International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge:

“Branching Morphogenesis,” an installation made from more than 75,000 interconnected cable zip ties, illustrates the predicted forces generated by human lung endothelial cells as they form networks within an extracellular matrix over time.

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