I’m planning to join this workshop with professor Lisa Cartwright, San Diego,
at University of Linköping, Sweden, 21’st of November 2007.

Hope to bring home inspiration for the ‘visualisation’ string of the Biomedicine on Display exhibition and book project, particularly regarding visualisations of foetal/embryonic material.

Announcement and programme says:

Medical practices are in various ways based on visual technologies. This opens up questions such as:
How does learning processes take place when medical staff learns how to use various visualization technologies? What impact does visualizations have for understanding the body? And are there emancipatory potentials in medical visualizations, seen from the perspective of the patient?

At the workshop: Visualizations: Making the body visible in gynaecological practices, on the 21’st of November, these and more questions will be addressed and discussed. The purpose of this workshop is from a feminist perspective, to discuss different aspects of learning and knowledge practices in the use of visualization technologies. During the workshop it is hoped to develop a fruitful dialogue between different disciplinary perspectives from medical staff with clinical perspectives, to science and technology studies.
The invited guest speaker is Lisa Cartwright, Ph.D. Professor of Communication and Science Studies, UC San Diego.

Professor Cartwright will present two papers, in the first paper Cartwright discusses magnetic resonance spine and brain imaging based on a project on science and visualisation she has done jointly with her collegue Morana Alac and which will soon appear in an anthology published by Routledge. The second paper on pre-natal imaging discusses the turn both toward and away from “realist” representation in the range of visual techniques used in prenatal screening and diagnosis, and the relationship between photographic realism and realism in fetal imaging. In both her papers Professor Cartwright engages in discussions from feminist science studies and feminist visual studies.
We also invite other interested clinicians/researchers to send in abstracts to give a shorter paper. Please send an abstract of 250 words to , before November 12’th. 
 
Programme   
10.00- 10.30 Welcoming and introduction to all participants
10.30- 11.15: Lisa Cartwright: “Imagination, Multimodality and Embodied
 Interaction: A Discussion of Sound and Movement in Two Cases of Laboratory and Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging.”
11.15 Coffee break
11.30-12.00 Discussion
12.15 Lunch
13.15 – 14.00: Lisa Cartwright: “The question of abstraction and realism in
prenatal imaging”
14.00 – 14:30 Discussion 
14:30 – 15:30: Open for other papers
15:30 – 15:45 : Coffe break
15:45-17:00: Discussion and summing up of the day

Please register for the workshop before November 12’th , by sending and e-mail to Linn Sandberg: or call +4673 2111612. The workshop is free of charge and open to all interested
 The Seminar will take place at Mjördevi Västergård, Linköping University 

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