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Conception to birth: Visualised

Even though I am a mathematician, I look at [fetal development] with marvel: How do these instruction sets not make mistakes as they build what is us? — Alexander Tsiaras

Synopsis

Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualisation, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond. (Some graphic images.) Talk recorded 2 December 2010.

About the Speaker

Using art and technology, Alexander Tsiaras visualizes the unseen human body. Alexander Tsiaras is an artist and technologist whose work explores the unseen human body, developing scientific visualization software to enable him to "paint" the human anatomy using volume data. He's the author of Body Voyage and co-author of Information Architects. Most recently, he is the author of From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds and The Architecture and Design of Man and Woman: The Marvel of the Human Body, Revealed.

His latest project is The Visual MD, an online compendium of health visualizations.

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