Using art and technology, Alexander Tsiaras visualizes the unseen human body.

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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.

Alexander Tsiaras’ TED talk

Alexander Tsiaras on the TED Blog


TED Weekends ponders the wonder of life

January 19, 2013

Human beings: we are approximately 100 trillion cells, and yet so much more. In his talk “Conception to birth — visualized,” Alexander Tsiaras shows the incredible journey we all take from a single cell to a crying baby born into the world. In a video that makes use of micromagnetic resonance imaging, Tsiaras shows the […]

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Quotes from Alexander Tsiaras

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
INK Conference • 5M views Nov 2011
Beautiful, Fascinating
The magic of the mechanisms inside each genetic structure saying exactly where that nerve cell should go — the complexity of these mathematical models is beyond human comprehension.
Alexander Tsiaras
INK Conference • 5M views Nov 2011
Beautiful, Fascinating