David Bolinsky, a medical illustrator and animator, has taken on the challenge of vistualizing the amazing complexity of the inside of a cell. Accepting a challenge put forward by Harvard’s biology department to help students understand what really happens within a cell, XVIVO, his medical imaging company has produced an amazing video – “The Inner Life of the Cell”
The challenge with the video is both showing the complex clutter of a cell while offering “the whole vista”. The focus of his remarkable animation is the “self-directed, powerful, precise” micromachines that allow a cell to do what it needs to do to allow our bodies to function. It’s a beautiful and strange look at a scale we’re rarely able to think about never mind see.