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Listen to Virgil on NPR’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Read more about Virgil’s appearance on WAMU 88.5 FM

Presented by Strathmore on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD.

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This fascinating series brings artists and experts together to explore the intersection of arts and neuroscience. Continue the discussion over light refreshments after every lecture!

Virgil shares the stories of three inspiring women in his life who used their art and imaginations to triumph over catastrophic illnesses.

This engrossing discussion, presented in conjunction with Strathmore’s Fine Art exhibition Pulse: Art and Medicine, features Virgil Wong, one of the artists featured in the exhibit, and the educator and innovator whose research and programs are influencing health care at medical institutions throughout the U.S. Join us at 6:15PM for a free pre-lecture tour of Pulse.

Virgil shares the stories of three inspiring women in his life who used their art and imaginations to triumph over catastrophic illnesses. He connects these experiences to the design of new mobile, web, and wearable technologies that will radically transform our bodies, how we perceive ourselves, and how we manage our health.

This lecture will be filmed.

Virgil Wong is the Chief Executive Officer of Medical Avatar, a New York City-based company that creates personalized 3-D anatomical avatars that visualize a patient’s health in the past, present, and future. He is also a researcher at Columbia University studying how intelligent technologies aid in medical cognition and engage patients. He has previously exhibited in galleries, museums, and venues around the world, including the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. His art and medicine film, Murmur, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001.

View the full Pulse: Art and Medicine press release.