Joseph Paul Jernigan (January 31, 1954 – August 5, 1993) was a Texas murderer who was executed
injection at 12:31 a.m.
Joseph Paul Jernigan是得克萨斯一名谋杀犯，他在1993年8月5日12点31分被注射处死。
In 1981, Jernigan was sentenced to death for stabbing and shooting 75-year-old Edward Hale, who discovered him stealing a microwave oven.
Visible Human Project 可视人类计划
The Visible Human Project is an effort to create a detailed data set of cross-sectional photographs of the human body, in order to facilitate anatomy
Jernigan's cadaver was encased
and frozen in a gelatin
and water mixture in order to stabilize
the specimen for cutting. The specimen was then cut in the axial plane at 1 millimeter intervals
Each of the resulting 1,871 slices were photographed in both analog
The animation was played fullscreen on a computer, which was moved around by an assistant while being photographed
in a dark environment.
The resulting images are long-exposure "light paintings" of the entire cadaver
. Variations in the movement of the computer during each exposure created differences in the shape of the body throughout the series.