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Virgil Wong
Works at Medical Avatar
Attended Rhode Island School of Design (BFA), Transart Institute (MFA), Columbia University (PhD Candidate)
Lives in New York, NY
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To life, liberty, health, and the pursuit of happiness
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Telepresence robots ruled last week. The VGo seemed to like my talk at the NJ Tech Council conference, and Double Robotics rocked Modern Family.
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Abra-cadaver! Spellbinding synthetic stiffs for surgical students: http://syndaver.com/shop/syndaver/syndaver-synthetic-human
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TONIGHT: Second installment of the "Arts and the Mind" series I'm curating at Strathmore. Check out the brilliant Satre Stuelke, MD, MFA, a visual artist and a "visual physician": https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/arts-mind-sight
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Great blog post on the designer's role in health care by fellow RISD alum Samantha Dempsey in "Scientific American": http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2015/03/02/how-designers-can-improve-health-care-for-everyone/
The last place anyone expects to find a designer is in a hospital, clinic or operating room, but those are exactly the spaces where I embed ...
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Ian and I, along with officiant Philip Kain, are honored to make a cameo in @YouTube's#ProudToLove video. #LoveWins
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In 1991, I wrote my high school senior thesis on marriage equality and presented it to the class. Our English teacher was the pastor's wife and found the prospect unimaginable. Today, it's exhilarating and incredible to see the expansion of our collective understanding and imagination.
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The Arts & The Mind series I curated at Strathmore​ stars Stefani Bardin tonight at 7pm. Taste how art, science, and technologies shape our relationship to food! https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/arts-mind-taste | http://www.stefanibardin.net
Located just north of the beltway on Rockville Pike, Strathmore is a home for world class performing and visual arts. With 16 acres, 3 venues, and 8 presenting partners, Strathmore is broader than a campus and bigger than a performance. We are a reflection of our vibrant community and an opportunity to get closer to arts experiences that broaden our perspectives and make us feel alive.
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Come check out my talk and interactive exhibits by Medical Avatar at the American Heart Association's Health Sciences Innovation Investment Forum on April 22nd! http://www.healthsciencesforum.com/#!speakers/cdjn
Hi2 Forum speakers, highlights from innovators and investors
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Congratulations to my dear friend Mingwei Lee on his incredible gift of music to visitors of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. A child was crying tears of joy after hearing opera for the first time!
MFA Boston Presents : Lee Mingwei's Sonic Blossom a personal gift of Opera to patrons. Soloists offer spontaneous one on one performances of short Leider (art songs) by Franz Schubert
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(North Bethesda, MD) Don't miss amazing art and science masters Satre Stuelke, Stefani Bardin, Rebecca McGinnis, and David Rothenberg at the Strathmore Arts Center. The series is curated by Virgil Wong and produced by Lauren Campbell. Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa kicks things off Thursday 3/5 at 7pm: http://www.strathmore.org/education/series/view.asp?id=10102292
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Artist and Medical Cognition/Technology Researcher
Employment
  • Medical Avatar
    Cofounder, present
  • Weill Cornell Medical College, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Time Warner
  • Grey Interactive
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New York, NY
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Beijing, Shang-hai, Taipei, Providence, Rome
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Artist and Medical Cognition Researcher
Introduction

Virgil Wong creates art-based experiments on anatomy, medicine and technology – including the futuristic RYT Hospital web site (http://www.rythospital.com). Virgil is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant and a $20,000 grant from the JGS Foundation. He starred in ARTSTAR, the first unscripted television series set in the New York art world, and his film visualization of a cardiothoracic surgeon’s dream journal, Murmur, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (co-directed by Andrea Kleine): http://www.virgilwong.com/films/murmur

Virgil studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and human anatomy at the University of Rome Medical School. He is currently a faculty member at The New School Masters in Media Studies Program, where he was the 2005 Faculty Mentor Award recipient. For 15 years, he was also head of Web design and development at Weill Cornell Medical College (weill.cornell.edu) and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (www.nyp.org).

Education
  • Rhode Island School of Design (BFA), Transart Institute (MFA), Columbia University (PhD Candidate)
  • Transart Institute
  • Columbia University
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