“Probably Chelsea,” a touring art installation by Heather Dewey-Hagborg, uses DNA from Chelsea Manning to generate facial models, which were then 3D printed on equipment at the LaGuardia Studio. Manning was sentenced to prison for passing government secrets to WikiLeaks and was later pardoned by President Barack Obama. The exhibit and the models produced at the LaGuardia Studio were also featured on the Getty Images site.
Designating oneself as an organ donor is a familiar concept, but few people consider the prospect of donating their face to someone in need of a transplant. There’s a difficult aspect the families of potential donors must consider: How is their loved one returned to them? Previously, the solution was a silicone mask. Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez thought something better could be provided. NYU LaGuardia Studio was determined to provide it for him.
NYU’s LaGuardia Studio was recently featured in a New York Times article for their work with Dr. Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS and the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Hansjӧrg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery and Face Transplant Program. LGS staff have been involved with 3D scanning and printing incredibly detailed, lifelike masks for face transplant donors.