Saturday, February 26, 2011

Biomedical animator Drew Barry at TEDxCaltech: Visualization of Biology and Complex Circuits



Drew Barry produces awesome 3D cartoons of molecules involved in the processes of life. Instead of dwelling in endless lines of texts and descriptions, why not have a complete look at those cuties as things are happening? Because the best way to understand a thing is to see it.

From the video description:
Drew Berry is a biologist-animator whose scientifically accurate and aesthetically rich visualizations elucidate cellular and molecular processes for a wide range of audiences. Trained as a cell biologist and microscopist, Drew brings a rigorous scientific approach to each project, immersing himself in relevant research to ensure current data are represented. His three- and four-dimensional renderings of key concepts such as cell death, tumor growth, and DNA packaging, capture molecular shape, scale, behavior, and spatiotemporal dynamics. His groundbreaking animations of DNA replication, translation, and transcription enlighten both scientists and the scientifically curious. Drew received B.Sc. (1993) and M.Sc. (1995) degrees from the University of Melbourne. Since 1995, he has been a biomedical animator at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. His animations have appeared in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Royal Institute of Great Britain, and the University of Geneva. In 2010 he was named a MacArthur Fellow.

Why not check out his other works?

DNA packaging + replication


Transcription


Translation


You don't need to know science to be impressed by the videos. Just click and watch them!

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