I’m SO excited for the 2015 Computers and Writing Conference. I’m presenting with some super-smart women (Angela Haas, Kristin Arola, Michelle Eble), and I’ll be talking about how aesthetics bridge cognition and sense perception (look u Anne Wysocki’s recent work for more on that) in medical contexts. Some questions I hope to raise include:
- How do computer-based artifacts such as patient-accessible records or the sonogram image function aesthetically?
- How does this process influence access to and understanding of treatments?
- How do such objects influence diagnoses and/or doctor-patient relationships?
- How might we intervene in these perceptions and invent new uses of computerized data to more effectively bridge the cognition and sensory work done by our bodies?