“Very little is currently known about natural organic material. Scientists are unable to crystallize it. This is important because once you can crystallize the material, it can be studied with x-ray crystallography.This method is standard for determining unknown compounds.”
'Crystallography' was inspired by a number of different things within a futuristic context. It was a mixture of close up magnified crystals, 'Akira' by Otomo and extracts from the short story 'The illuminated man' by J.G Ballard.