A day in the life of... a brain imaging scientist and an audio-visual artist
17 November 2020 | 12.30pm 1.30pm
The scientist and artist behind a new digital exhibit, exploring brain imaging discuss their careers and how art can help visualise future technologies
Technology is revolutionising medicine with potential impacts for all of our lives. But how much do we understand the developments shaping the future of healthcare?
Carlos Cueto Mondejar from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging is developing faster, cheaper and safer ways to image the brain using ultrasound that could be made available to first responders to major incidents. Last year he began working with Melanie King, a PhD candidate at Royal College of Art and co-Director of super/collider, an independent creative agency that explores science from a pop cultural standpoint
They were brought together for the Great Exhibition Road Festival as part of a public engagement project called ART X SCIENCE to artistically help the public make sense of research into new medical imaging technologies. Together they have produced ULTRA, a two-part composition made up of an interactive computer-generated piece and a soundtrack that converts Carlos’s brain scanning data into audio to allow you to listen to a journey through the brain.
This event is part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival's ‘Explore at Home’ talks series. In this session you will find out about Carlos and Melanie’s day jobs and daily challenges, how they got interested in the collaboration of science and art, and their ambitions for working together in the future.
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