Here is Jellyfish Burger, by Dave Beck and Jennifer Jacquet
|Jellyfish Burger, 2009, by Dave Beck and Jennifer Jacquet|
Today’s image made the National Science Foundation‘s list of Best International Science and Engineering Visualizations in 2009. Unfortunately, things haven’t improved much since then!
The New York Times created a slide show of the winning images, which you may enjoy. Here’s how the NYT captioned this one:
Jellyfish Burger, Honorable Mention, Illustration
Without changes in global fishing policies, the seafood of the future is rubbery, according to Dave Beck, a digital artist, and Jennifer Jacquet, a marine scientist, creators of this 3D digital composite image. “The jellyfish burger is so close to becoming a reality, we can taste it.”
For a little more information about this image, please see this article from Volume One.
As someone who has started to feel guilty any time I even contemplate eating certain kinds of seafood, this image really hit home for me (to become “part of the solution,” check out the Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch lists).