Jon Chambers announced as Winter-Spring 2019 Artist-in-Residence

Jon Chambers is welcomed into the position of IMSS Artist-in-Residence for Winter-Spring 2019 December 2018 – April 2019 Jon Chambers is an artist and educator based in Chicago where he teaches media literacy, media art histories, net art, new media art (software + hardware) and video. He has shown work nationally and internationally, in screening … Continue reading Jon Chambers announced as Winter-Spring 2019 Artist-in-Residence

2018 Winter Artist-in-Residence Announced: Justus Harris

2018 Winter Artist-in-Residence Announced Justus Harris January – March 2018 The International Museum of Surgical Science is proud to present our Winter 2018 Artist-in-Residence: Chicago-based artist Justus Harris. Justus Harris (US, b. 1990) combines medical data visualization and 3D modeling to understand health trends. His work is inspired by using continuous monitors for his type … Continue reading 2018 Winter Artist-in-Residence Announced: Justus Harris

Quotes and Marginalia from Inside the Woman Doctor’s Life

The saddest part of the culmination of any research or creative project is realizing how many pieces will be left out of the final whole—whether for reasons of focus, relevancy, or space. Finding books that actually gave voice to the experiences of women in medicine was rare enough, so it is extra difficult to have to choose to elide some from the final work. And so, I’d like to offer a sampling of quotations from inspiring women physicians alongside some peeks into the pages of the books otherwise locked up in the glass cases of the museum library. Continue reading Quotes and Marginalia from Inside the Woman Doctor’s Life

In Search of Chicago’s First Women Doctors

I love the look I receive whenever I have the chance to tell someone that I am the current artist-in-residence at the International Museum of Surgical Science. It’s askance. It’s curious. It’s Huh? Though many are surprised at the existence of the Museum in our city (How esoteric! How macabre!), many more others wonder—But what is a poet supposed to do there? To this, I ask, but what does a poet do anywhere? I am a rummager, a researcher, an alley-cruising scrap-metal collector, an excavator, an archaeologist, a watchful spy, a page-turner, and a note-taker. Continue reading In Search of Chicago’s First Women Doctors