Where is “the Human” in Digital Health Technology? | Medea Talks
||2017-02-21 16:15 -- 2017-02-21 18:00
||Niagara, Hörsal B1
Medea Talks on with media scholar and design thinker Kirsten Ostherr, Medical Futures Lab.
Like many fields, medicine is increasingly driven by big data, algorithms, simulations, and mobile technologies that promise personalization, efficiency, and scalability. Many doctors and patients are left wondering how the human experience of health and disease fits into this highly technological world. This talk will describe how the collaborative participatory design practices at the Medical Futures Lab explore and intervene at the intersection of human and technological medicine.
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Kirsten Ostherr is a media scholar and design thinker who specializes in health and medical visualizations: historical, present and future. She’s a Professor of English at Rice University and recently completed a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Her work is focused on bringing media theory and health communication into a more powerful and beneficial engagement. She’s especially interested in using new media technologies to enhance patient-centered care.