This is a 2006 winner in the International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the journal Science. The Challenge always showcases mind-blowing work, but I just love this one -- A DaVinci Blackboard Lesson in Multi-Conceptual Anatomy -- because it's so, er, analog. As explained on the NSF site, "Biology teacher Caryn Babaian of Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pa., used the iconic Leonardo da Vinci Vitruvian Man to illustrate rotation, transparency and transverse section in her anatomy class. Babaian requires her students to draw the image in their notebooks as they watch it take shape on the blackboard." The 2012 competition opens on May 31 and you can learn more here. Smithsonian has a nice gallery of the 2011 winners that they erroneously refer to as from "this year."
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.