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The Power of Visual Media in Scientific Thinking & Communication

Gaël McGill

Gaël McGill, PhD (Founder & CEO of Digizyme and Director of Molecular Visualization at Harvard Medical School) shares his approach to creating award winning visualizations that make the complex simple.

Tales from the Crossroads at MIT

Leila Kinney and Evan Ziporyn

Come inside the world of CAST, MITs creative projects at the intersection of art, science and technology. Leila Kinney (Executive Director of Arts Initiatives and CAST) and Evan Ziporyn (Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Music and faculty director of CAST) discuss building the program through artist residences, partnerships and unexpected collaborations. They also share changes they're making during the pandemic.

Working Across Disciplines: Figuring Out How to Figure it Out Together

Tedi Asher and Trevor Smith

Join Tedi Asher (Neuroscience Researcher, Peabody Essex Museum) and Trevor Smith (Curator of the Present Tense, Peabody Museum) as they discuss working across disciplines.

Reducing Anxiety Through Art

Julia Powell

Julia Powell (Landscape Artist) shares her creative process - looking at specific paintings together -- and how collectors from the medical community have been buying to art to reduce stress during the pandemic.

Exploring Our Inner and Outer Worlds: The Crossroads Where Art and Medicine Meet

Anand Viwanathan and Mona Kuhn

Anand Viswanathan, MD, PhD (Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School) and Mona Kuhn (Photographer, Edwynn Houk Gallery) discuss their neuroscience and photography project.

A Psychological Exploration of How Art Works

Ellen Winner, PhD

Ellen Winner, PhD (Director of the Arts and Mind Lab, Boston College) discusses 5 key findings from her book, “How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration” and how can science help us understand the human response to art.

From Resins to Melanin: Material Conditions and the Image

Lucy Kim

Lucy Kim (Artist in Residence, Broad Institute/ Assistant Professor of Art - Painting, Boston University - College of Fine Arts) takes us behind the scenes of her current work where she utilizes melanin produced by genetically modified E.Coli to create prints.

Collecting Contemporary Art From the Periphery to the Center - A Radiologist’s View

Gamaliel Herrera

Gama Herrera, self-taught artist, diagnostic radiologist (Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University) and contemporary art collector discusses his approach to creating empathy, finding meaning and seeing the connection between curation and care, between artistic creativity and medical curiosity.