Casey Reas, "Signals," 2011

Casey Reas
"Signals," 2011
In collaboration with Ben Fry
Wall vinyl
48 x 11 ft / 14.6 x 3.35 m

Signals is a commissioned mural for building 76 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It was created in collaboration with Ben Fry.

Cell behavior is controlled by interconnected proteins operating in a network to actively transmit instructions. These networks become dysfunctional in cancerous cells. In this image, each graphical cluster represents signals between networked proteins in a cancer cell as they change over time. Individual arcs are signals from one protein to another; the size of an arc corresponds to the magnitude of the signal. Signaling data provided by the laboratory of Professor Michael Yaffe.

Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.

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