Monday, March 31, 2014

Sean Tempest & Jedda Zenovka Top UWA's "What Makes Us Human?" Challenge

Sean Tempest (Michigan, USA) - Orthopedic Medical Lab

A detailed and interactive entry by Sean Tempest titled 'Orthopedic Medical Lab' topped UWA's 'What Makes Us Human' Challenge, the first time 'realism' took priority over artistic licence in a 3D challenge at UWA. In winning the top prize, Sean's creation,which can be seen here, takes home L$81,250, with Jedda Zenovka's 'The Female Reproductive Organs' taking home the L$62,500 2nd prize.

Jedda Zenovka - The Female  Reproductive Organs
“What Makes Us Human?” is an event run by UWA and sponsored by the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology as well as the School of Physics. 3D creators were encourages to create a model, animation or simulation that reflects what makes us human at a cellular, organ, or system level such that the creation was a fairly accurate or representative model that couldbe used for teaching. The aim of this challenge is to identify creations that allows for others to learn anatomical, histological, developmental and/or physiological concepts about the human body from the works submitted.

Jointventure (Bremen, Germany) - Skeleton
Both the 3D works titled with the same name of 'Skeleton' by the German creator, Jointventure was considered by the judging panel as a singular work and awarded the 3rd prize of L$37,500, with Misprint Thursday's elegant and unusual, 'Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy' taking 4th (L$18,750).

Misprint Thursday (New Hampshire, USA) - Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
The judging panel, led by UWA Professorial Fellow, Stuart Bunt of the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, awarded 5th prize (12,500)  to Danuc Landar's elegant creation, Circulatory System: Right Hand. Members of the panel noted that Danuc's anatomy related creations had been widely used across Second Life by artists and others for use in their creations due to the elegance of Danuc's works.

All these creations and more can be seen in front of the Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Building at UWA. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEM.


  1. Thank you for allowing me to participate. I am very happy with third place! Congratulations to all the winners. :)

  2. I want to thank you all that were involved. Congrats to all the winners ! I had so much fun making it, and I am looking forward to the next challenge :)

  3. Thank every one was a fun competition.. i am loving showing people my prize winning uterus :P
    Loved all the entries such cool builds