Category Archives: Arts

If you squint

…your painting might be more convincing. Stereo blindness, or lack of depth perception, may actually be an advantage when it comes to art. Looking at the world through one eye at a time automatically “flattens the scene,” said Margaret S. Livingstone, … Continue reading

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Filed under Arts, History of Medicine

Comics & Medicine: Part 1

There’s been an avalanche of comics and medicine news recently, and like any true medical specialty, now there’s a conference! The second annual Comics and Medicine conference was held June 9-11, entitled The Sequential Art of Illness, at Northwestern University. … Continue reading

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Filed under Arts, Cancer, Chronic illness, Comics, Literature, Storytelling

What Hopkins lost, and the Lost Generation found

When Gil Pender, the protagonist of Woody Allen’s latest film, walks into the salon of Gertrude Stein, he can’t believe his good fortune (or time travel abilities). It’s a den of creative energy, literature and art. But years before Stein … Continue reading

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Filed under Arts, Film, Literature, Physician authors

Oo ee oo ah ah

Witch Doctor, a new comic by Image, approaches classic horror from a medical point of view. Check out some previews on the official site. Witch Doctor #1 on sale June 29. image via USA Today

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Filed under Arts, Comics, Literature

“The soul of the internet”

Jonathan Harris is a computer scientist and storyteller who writes programs to “to show off a world that resonates with shared emotions, concerns, problems, triumphs and troubles.” In this TED video, Harris shares his project We Feel Fine, which searches the … Continue reading

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Filed under Arts, Humanism, Storytelling

Once upon a time…

Frank Netter and Eric Carle joined forces. Well not really, but if they had, they just might have created the anatomy pop-up books on display in Animated Anatomies, a new exhibit at Duke University’s Perkins Library. Anatomical flap books  featuring … Continue reading

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Filed under Arts, Education, History of Medicine

Patterns in nature

Looking at how mathematics informs patterns in the world around us. Alan Turing – celebrated for helping to crack the Enigma code during the Second World War and for pinning down the limitations of computers – tackled a special instance … Continue reading

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Arts & mental health conference

Cornell University is hosting an arts and mental health symposium at the New York Public Library from Thursday, June 2 – Friday, June 3. Cornell University’s panel and performances surrounding the general topic “The Arts and Mental Health” will address … Continue reading

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Filed under Arts, Mental health