The application “The Universe Within” developed by the Ars Electronica Futurelab and the program “Cinematic Rendering” developed by Siemens Heltheneers exploit the full potential of this virtual three-dimensional space and make exploration of the human body an impressive experience. Organs, muscles, bones, the cardiovascular system and the body’s network of nerves—layer by layer, extraordinarily detailed and breathtakingly beautiful 3D visualizations deliver ultra-close-up views inside the human body.

The vastly improved resolution offered by Deep Space 8K makes it possible to simultaneously augment the three-dimensional models on screen with other media elements such as detailed graphics, high-resolution videos and additional information. The Infotrainers who moderate the live presentations in Deep Space 8K have an extensive selection of material at their disposal to comply with audience’s requests and go into detail when it’s called for. Now, only a few months after the founding of the University of Linz’s School of Medicine, Human Bodies: The Universe Within provides an extraordinary platform to get medical education away from the conventional anatomy atlas in book form and shift it in the direction of three-dimensional learning and visual understanding of the interrelationships in the human body. And that applies just as much to future physicians as it does to interested members of the general public—from little kids to seniors.