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  Michael Gallagher  
 
 
 
  Nanomedical Transbot. Nanomedical transbot: a nanotechnological object facilitating cellular transport within the body and removal from the body.
 
 
  Nanomedical Transbot sketches.

Michael Gallagher's nanomedical imagery is part of a series that combines the concepts of science fiction literature, the extrapolation of cutting edge science, with the visualization capabilities of design in developing a future scenario. Much as science fiction 'creates' the future through the written language, design 'creates' the future in a visual language. This work serves as a catalyst for public dialog in the discussion of ideas and issues which might be part of a nanotechnological future.
 
 
  Michael Gallagher's nanomedical imagery is part of a series that combines the concepts of science fiction literature, the extrapolation of cutting edge science, with the visualization capabilities of design in developing a future scenario. Much as science fiction 'creates' the future through the written language, design 'creates' the future in a visual language. This work serves as a catalyst for public dialog in the discussion of ideas and issues which might be part of a nanotechnological future. The imagery also serves to create interest and desire in developing nanotechnology, helping move it closer to realization through greater public support. This futurological visualization is one step in the continuum, joining the works of other visualists such as Syd Mead, Lebbeus Woods, and many other visionaries of the art and design community.

Currently a M.S. Candidate in UIC's Biomedical Visualization program. Studies are focused on life long interests of imagery, the body, technology, and where they intersect. Prior to school Michael was active over the past ten years as an industrial designer in Chicago and New York. Projects have ranged from footwear to furniture, consumer product to structural packaging. Special interests in industrial design has been in the integration of 3D technology and design. In addition to his design activities, Michael has been a drawing instructor at Pratt Institute, and given several lectures and workshops on design. Michael has been awarded a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, and a M.I.D. from Pratt Institute.