From Conception to Birth by Alexander Tsiaras (click here to view the video)
An amazing video -
His comments, as a mathematician, on the complexity of human development are noteworthy: Tsiaras says:
“The magic of the mechanisms inside each genetic structure saying exactly where that nerve cell should go– the complexity of these, the mathematical models of how these things are indeed done are beyond human comprehension. Even though I’m a mathematician, I look at this with a marvel of how did these instruction sets not make mistakes as they build what is us. It’s a mystery, its magic, its divinity.”
Alexander Tsiaras is an internationally renowned technologist, artist, journalist, entrepreneur and author. At the age of 19, Tsiaras returned to his parents' village and spent a year herding 2,000 goats from the Macedonia Albanian boarders down to his mother’s village near the base of Mount Olympus, where he remained to produce his first book, Death Rituals of Rural Greece (Princeton University Press).
Tsiaras was offered an adjunct professorship at both Brown and Yale University Medical schools. Working with Yale he received funding from NASA to write algorithms for virtual surgery, so that astronauts could be cut in robotics pods for deep space flights. As an artist and technologist, Tsiaras participated in developing scientific visualization software to enable him to “paint” the human anatomy using volume data. He incorporated a company—Anatomical Travelogue—to use his experience and knowledge for medical imaging and content production. The recipient of numerous awards, including the World Press Award and several Art Director's Awards, Tsiaras and his work have been featured on over 150 covers of magazines including LIFE, TIME, New York Times magazine, Discover, Smithsonian, GEO and The London Sunday Times magazine. Most recently, he is the author of From Conception to Birth: a Life Unfolds and Architecture, Design of Man and Woman: The Marvel of the Human Body, Revealed , The InVision Guide to a Healthy Heart, The InVision Guide to a Sexual Health and The InVision Guide to Lifeblood.
Tsiaras has given the keynote speeches at many conferences including the National Library of Medicine (NLM/NIH) Scientific Visualization Conference, TEDMED, Molecular Imaging 2020, Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) and has lectured with Stephen Hawking at the MIT Media Lab.
Tsiaras’ company has won the Webby Award for the best Health site on the Internet. In 2009, he created and launched TheVisualMD.com, which is revolutionizing health information online by moving it from what is presently a text based system to a visually compelling evidenced based experience derived from real scans.