David Bolinsky – Beautiful Information – TEDx San Francisco

I am very proud to say I am a friend of David Bolinsky, a medical illustrator, whose pioneer work has already changed the way students learn Molecular Biology and will influence millions of other students in the nearest future. In the second part of the talk David shows what he has been doing for his new company, Emersion Learning. Aren’t those animations just amazing? I believe this is how all scientific books should look like.


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5 responses to “David Bolinsky – Beautiful Information – TEDx San Francisco

  1. Wow, that is class. It is a system of information representation that will become ubiquitous, I hope. I could see studies in geography, history, mapping work on longevity, including the various agencies, interviews from these – springing up from deep layered view of the cellular level work on ageing etc

  2. Right, exactly. It would be so great to have such an e-book about fighting aging with animations of what’s happening within cells, tissues and organism as a whole during aging. We could literally show how exactly we can extend lives and cure diseases. Alexei Moskalev has been dreaming about such a book for a while now. Of course, the problem is the money, because animations are expensive.

  3. When different brains cells fire together, they get wired together. Interactive media and eye-candy are useful tools to attract the attention of the student, and cause different brain cells to fire together.

    BTW, check this out: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/magazine/can-a-jellyfish-unlock-the-secret-of-immortality.html?pagewanted=all

    “For his performances, he transforms himself from Dr. Shin Kubota, erudite marine biologist in jacket and tie, into Mr. Immortal Jellyfish Man. His superhero alter ego has its own costume: a white lab jacket, scarlet red gloves, red sunglasses and a red rubber hat, designed to resemble a medusa, with dangling rubber tentacles.”

    What a great learning aid.

    “He showed me recent clips from his television reel and translated them for me. In March, “Morning No. 1,” a Japanese morning show devoted an episode to Shirahama. After a segment on the onsen, the hosts visited Kubota at the Seto Aquarium, where he talked about Turritopsis. “I want to become young, too!” one host shrieked. On “Love Laboratory,” a science show, Kubota discussed his recent experiments while collecting samples on the Shirahama wharf. “I envy the immortal medusa!” gushed the hostess.”

    That’s the way to do it (popularize longevity research).

  4. Yes Maria,
    These virtual tours might also be able to take the chronological viewpoint, show the cellular and more macrio ageing to maturity, and then the mature functioning stage – and eventually show the degeneration process, while pointing to the many many contributors to this process, all the while offering links to institutes studying and researching all of these particular problems.
    Of course, how great it would be to usher in an era of free and widely-taken up online education that would allow more and more minds consider these issues, individually and collectively!

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