Artist-researcher Kaisu Koski studied media and performance art and theory in the University of Lapland and Amsterdam University of the Arts. She earned her doctoral degree with a dissertation "Augmenting Theatre” on interactive performances in 2007. Kaisu is an Adjunct Professor of Arts-based research in the University of Tampere, Finland, and currently carries out an Academy Research Fellow project developing films for medical curricula in Finland, Denmark and the U.S. She has conducted research fellowships in the medical schools of University of Alberta, Plymouth University and Rice University, and published peer-reviewed articles about arts-based research, medical education and bioethics. Kaisu’s work has been exhibited in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, in platforms such as Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Hasselt Triennial, Estonian Museum of Applied Arts, The Lab in San Francisco and the CICA Museum in Korea, and received multiple official selections on the film festival circuit.
Assistant Medical Director, Neurosurgery Department, Charité Hospital, Berlin, Germany
Thomas Picht is a neurosurgeon, Assistant Medical Director, and head of the »Image Guidance Lab« of the Neurosurgery Department at Charité Berlin. He has headed the consortium »Perioperative Early Diagnostics« at the Neurosurgery Department for many years and was significantly involved in the introduction and further development of navigated TMS in preoperative analysis and in the surgical planning process with respect to brain tumour surgery. His has comprehensive clinical experience with problems in image navigation, image fusion, and imaging-based surgical planning. Working together with experts from various backgrounds like Design, Media Theory and Ethnology, his research is practice-oriented with the patient's well-being at the center of all efforts.
Anna L. Roethe (M.D., M.A.) is a clinician researcher and a cultural scientist at the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory at Humboldt-Universität and Charité University Hospital Berlin, Department of Neurosurgery. Since 2013, she investigates surgical and visual practices in the OR and the mediating role of technology in doctor-doctor and patient-doctor interactions, focusing on both workflow and care optimization, and interdisciplinary research methodology development.
Rebekka Lauer studied product design with a focus on interaction design at Weißensee Art Academy Berlin, Germany. Until December 2018, she is a research associate at the Cluster of Excellence An Interdisciplinary Laboratory. Image Knowledge Gestaltung at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Her research for the project Image Guidance traced the ways in which medical images are produced and used within the field of neurosurgery. This project included field research at the Department of Neurosurgery at CharitÉ© Berlin University Hospital, where Rebekka analyzed the needs of users employing medical images and related software applications in various clinical settings and daily routines. Her research challenges the gap between the analogue and the digital work environments: how do workplaces, tools, and routines shape non-technological practices? How do they need to be reflected in technological workspaces and tools?