The bionic eye is a well-known example of sci-fi technology– but could it soon be more than just science fiction? Check out this new infographic, in which KN Illustrator Gil Torten takes us on a tour through the kinds of technology and scientific innovation that could help make the existence of the bionic eye a reality.
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Gil Torten is currently in his 2nd year of his Ph.D. at UCLA. His research is particularly interested in vision, specifically in the maintenance and function of the photoreceptor cell in the retina, with a focus on utilizing new technology in microscopy to better understand this complex cell. While Gil spends a bit too much time in the lab, he is also passionate about art and has been working with clay in some capacity for over 12 years - see his work on his Instagram: @tortenceramics. In the future, Gil hopes to use his experience in both art and science to encourage cross disciplinary education in K-12 and in universities, and teach others about the value of exploring a wide range of interests