The Intersection of Art and Science
State-of-the-art biomedical imaging enables clinicians and researchers to peer inside the brain; to “see” pain, identify bio-markers for disease, capture the effects of addiction, and understand how the brain is organized. The Martinos Center, a collaboration of MIT, Harvard, and Mass General Hospital is at the center of this work. Simultaneously, a new generation of medical illustrators capture images of the body by using body painting to explore the structure and movement of human anatomy.
Artists, students, clinicians, scientists and educators are invited to see and learn more about the newest imaging technologies, including a live body painting depiction of spine surgery by medical illustrator Danny Quirk. Quirk’s painting will reveal the spinal cord and surrounding musculature, and discuss the significance of body painting as a learning tool, taking the art of medical illustration to a new form.
This event is hosted by Massachusetts General Hospital as part of #HUBweek.