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December 11, 2002


Posted by Mike on December 11, 2002 10:53 PM

Mike Lee discovered Crystalix, a service that renders your face in 3D in a block of crystal, so he had one made and documented the process.

"What affects me the most about these images is that short of using a milling machine to carve your bust out of stone, this is an affordable digital imaging process that produces an image that can last for hundreds of thousands of years. As much as I love photography, printed images are fugitive, especially compared to the time scale of a crystal block.

"[...] I imagine our portraits will live on into another generation and at some point end up buried in a landfill hopefully to be found and pondered by an archeologist of the future."

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