My First Truemor Experience
Yesterday I went to a presentation by Guy Kawasaki (the famous Apple Evangelist) on innovation. What a great presentation--more on that in another blog. On his last slide he promoted his new website called Truemors which he called "NPR for the eyes". At first I thought, "I do not have time for another website". But, I went anyway (his self-promotion worked!). It is a cool site where you can find interesting non-headline stories.
I went straight forthe Science section because of my own interests and it is a large market for our image collaboration product VisualShare. Right off I saw a fantastic image of neural circuits in early brain development produced by scientists at Harvard. The rainbow imaging is at once both artistically beautiful and scientifically compelling. In some ways these images remind me of a colorized picture of bubbles in a glass teapot produced by my friend Ann Torrence. While the content of these images could not be farther apart it is intriguing that bubbles in water might appear to have similar patterns to developing neurons. The similarity I suppose is simply that, in nature, there are common patterns regardless of the phenomenon (e.g., dendritic patterns in leaves and in river drainage basins).
I always find it remarkable what imaging can produce.
I do wish, however, that the images had visual annotations illustrating the important features instead of a text description.