Inside the Box was one of three projects created as a part of a four-month artists residency in San Francisco at Autodesk’s Pier 9 workshop; the result of a series of intensive workshops taken in new media, including woodworking, digital laser etching, 3D modeling, 3D printing, and electronics.
The hippocampus (seen in the centre of the box) is a tiny slippery part of the brain responsible for human memories, fears and emotions. This one tiny bit, nestled in endless vasculature, nerves, muscles, bone. This project is the result of pondering how the hippocampus might be represented in solid form. What would it weigh? What is its worth? What if we could measure its content, put a price on it, trade it, sell it?