Tubular Rasa

Most of you are probably familiar with the term Tabula Rasa, the theory that people are born without a built-in programing or mental content (nature); instead, the theory supposes that individuals gain knowledge through perception and knowledge (nurture).  When I came across this old box of test tubes, I imagined that the East Germans who worked here may have used some of these very tubes (and the labs I explored during yesterday’s URBEX) to see what they could do to scribble code into the genes of their society (like their athletes).  By the way, we found some really interesting things (some cool, some bizarre) that provided an interesting snap shot of what the folks who lived and worked here might have been like back in the days of the DDR (aka GDR).

 

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July 17, 2011 - 18:22

Mathias Csader - Well done. I like the tonality, DOF and the slightly glow you gave this picture. Nice!

July 17, 2011 - 18:39

Jim Denham - Definitely an interesting story to be told through this image! Very well done Jacques!

July 18, 2011 - 13:19

Curt Fleenor - Excellent image Jacques!

July 18, 2011 - 14:52

Luís dos Santos - this had to be one of the most toxic rooms in the entire facility, but your exquisite hdr processing gives it a pleasant feeling

July 18, 2011 - 17:38

Chris Robins - i think it is nature, with a bunch of nurture thrown in..can only imagine what else you saw, love the colors and the way the tubes are stacked.

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