Testimonials on David Bolinsky’s TED talk on “The Inner Life of the Cell” (over 1.5 million views)

Testimonials from teachers and professors

(C. V. I.) “Wonderful way to teach and to really learn/understand. David is the Frank Netter of the microscopic world of the body.  Thanks for doing and for sharing.  Now to get my chin up off my chest…”

(G. C.) “I am using this video in my grade 7 Life Science class to enhance students’ understanding of cell structure and function… this video makes me happy and not worry that graphics makes science simplistic and deprives students of using their own minds and imaginations.”

(L. M.) “… I showed this to some 6th – 10th graders in my bio class… and they were blown away… ‘Goodbye’, cheesy, educational film clips and ‘Hello!’ computer-age, CGI ribosomes and ‘walking proteins’!”

Testimonials from students

(L. P.) “Wonderful animations.  I got so inspired by this video that I started to study biotechnology, and I am now two years in on my education to become a civil engineer in biotech.  Thanks for the inspiration, David!”

 (L. M.) “As a student at the school of biological sciences at ‘The University of Queensland’, I always love to watch and re-watch these videos to give me perspective.  Thank you for creating them ”

 (M. B.) “If school was like this talk, learning would be easy.  Incredibly captivating.”

(M. G.) “Making science visualized is the best way to learn science, I think.  Sometimes we may find that subjects like physics and biology are boring because we have to learn so many theories and formulas.  But just now I’ve had a REAL biology class.”

(N. L.) “Wow! I got chills watching this… amazing work!  It is so much more helpful for those of us who are visual learners and in the process of studying biology to understand what’s going on when we can see it in action!  I hope this type of work is integrated into all biological training in the future, imagine the possibilities!”

(J. H.) “I am a seventeen-year-old junior in high school. I am enrolled in AP Biology, and my teacher actually showed this exact video to us.  This animation is very fascinating.  It really helped me to get a better idea about what goes on in the cell.”

(R. M.) “This is amazing work with endless possibilities.  It packs with a punch. How many times have we heard that ‘your body is a fine tuned machine.’  This type of animation should be made available for all starting with our youth in schools before bad lifestyle habits are formed.  It’s not enough to read or hear it, people need to see it.”

(M. C. L.-V.) “I feel humble before Nature’s facts and very glad to have a glance of our wonderful biological processes, and thankful to David Bolinsky for illustrating the truth and beauty within them.”

(L. M.) “…The amazing beauty of our inner workings are so artfully interpreted and illustrated in this video.  If ever there should be free online info available to the world this should be part of it.  Harvard should make these animations open to the world because education like this could change the world.  And then I’d get to see them too ;).  My right brain thanks you, David Bolinsky.”

(J. K.) “In the world of incredible TED talks, possibly this is the most incredible of the incredible… when someone says to you, ‘Science doesn’t know everything’, I would respond: ‘Right, and now please go and watch this.’”

(K. U.) “Mr. David has unfurled the ultimate beauty of nature hidden within us… Something every human ought to watch and admire!”

(M. P.) “Awesome animation David, congratulations to you and your team… Da Vinci would have loved it.”

(N. B.) “…I hope that this is only the tip of the iceberg we will soon see from David and his team.