Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Our Lady of Hope Returns to Caer Firnas

Just as last year, Our Lady of Hope Teaching Hospital made an appearance in Caer Firnas (though it seemed oddly shorter than I recalled). In addition, Mrs. Volare (Lady Caer Firnas), serving as co-chair of Caledon's RFL team, has placed the RFL vendors outside the hospital. A "two-fer," as they say: learn about cancer, donate to fund cancer research.

Through the entrance, on the right, is the library, with information about different types of cancer and links to the Aetherwebs for more information.

On the left side was the operating theater, and some sort of magic. Touching the pads around the operating table would send one into a reverie of sorts in which one would imagine one's self actually within a cancerous organ. Below, I visit a cancerous breast:

Back in the operating theater, I moved carefully around the jugs of ether and antiseptics...

...and around the scalpels.

Thank you, Mrs. Volare!


Vivito Volare said...

I was rather pleased by how the organs turned out. Particularly the lungs. Who knew SL would be such a great platform for modeling pathology?

The downside of doing the research for this project was finding myself in the meat department of the local grocer, staring at a cut of pork and considering it more as a texture source than as a meal.

Rhianon Jameson said...

I hope you overcame that thought and had a delicious dinner from it. :)

In all seriousness, modeling pathology isn't something I would have come up with, but it illustrates the possibilities of the platform for education. I wish the general public would embrace that, rather than focus on the naughty bits.

But hey, less lag for us!