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Media@McGill presents Participatory Medicine conference

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13 Feb 2014 17:30
to
19:00
Leacock Building : Leacock 232, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7

Media@McGill presents Participatory Medicine,  a conference with: Patrick Dubé (Living Lab SAT/CHU Sainte-Justine); Alessandro Delfanti (Media@McGill); and Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico (Art is Open Source).

As part of our current focus on Participatory Media, Media@McGill presents two innovative case studies in Participatory Medicine, exploring the creative ways in which networked communications are currently being used to empower patients and patient communities.

Patrick Dubé, of Umvelt Service Design, coordinates a Living Lab in partnership with the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT) and the CHU Sainte-Justine children’s hospital in Montreal. His presentation will address how digital, interactive and immersive arts practices contribute to the humanization of health care for young hospitalized patients in this “living laboratory.”  

La Cura, a web-based experiment in a crowd-sourced “cure” for cancer, will be presented in the form of an exchange between Media@McGill’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Alessandro Delfanti, and Art is Open Source members Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico. Diagnosed with brain cancer in 2012, hacker and designer Salvatore Iaconesi published his personal medical data in an open format online, and invited the public to respond. The result attests to vast range of what a cure might entail in the information age (www.opensourcecureforcancer.com).

The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, visit media.mcgill.ca

 

 

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