Anna Pollock at Agents of Change @ Work writes about Xvivo, an animation company that produces the most breath taking moving images describing complex biological mechanisms They produce this content mostly for large pharma and genetic engineering companies.
The application of these production techniques in education are potentially immense, at what ever one's stage of learning. No one could fail to be fascinated, even moved by these animations. Perhaps one day these techniques will be 'democratized' such that anyone with the requisite domain knowledge could produce this kind of compelling imagery? Coming to an iMac near you soon? Equally, it also presents an opportunity to describe complex ideas like gravity, quantum mechanics, time, climate change (now there's an idea) and even human behaviour in social networks. Is the future of television about tools that enable experts to produce short films where for example a new type of Discovery Channel comprised of user generated scientific animations?