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Information visualization in Jurassic Park

by Critical Commons Manager

This animated scientific visualization from Jurassic Park attempts to explain the complexities of genetic science to a mainstream film public. Of particular interest here are references to supercomputing and "virtual reality" as the tools of the trade for genetic sequencing. What benefit do the data gloves and head-mounted display worn by the VR researcher bring to understanding genetics? In 1993, when Jurassic Park was made, the human genome project was still in its infancy and would not reach wide public awareness nearly a decade later.

by Larry Fitzgerald

DNA information visualization in Jurassic Park

The animated information visualization sequence from Jurassic Park explaining how DNA was used to create dinosaurs

from Jurassic Park (1993)
Creator: Steven Spielberg
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Posted by Critical Commons Manager