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18 DECEMBER 2013

Imperial College London: Personalised Healthcare

"Many pharmaceuticals have idiosyncratic action when administered. The concept that healthcare solutions can be tailored to the individual is one that is attractive as it potentially allows a better match of patient and drug.

Identifying signatures indicative of treatment outcome are key to personalising medicine. Top–down systems biology offers an opportunity to help predict drug efficiacy and avoid adverse reactions.

Providing optimised healthcare on an individual basis will benefit both patients and clinicians through improved drug choice, efficacy and reduced costs. From the work we have conducted using large scales molecular epidemiology studies using metabolic phenotyping, it is clearer than ever before that a one–size–fits–all solution to drug therapy is not a sustainable or desirable model. Given the diversity of human biochemistry, such phenotypes are important in personalising medicine as they provide clues as to the influences of a variety of factors including underlying genetics, environmental stress, nutritional status and gut microbial activity."



biological diversityclinical medicine • Computational and Systems Medicine (CSM) • digital health • drug choice • drug efficiacy • drug therapy • environmental stress • epidemiology • evidence-based healthcare • gene signature • genetic signatures of diseases • gut microbial activity • healthcare research • healthcare solutions • human biochemistry • human health • idiosyncrasies • idiosyncratic action • individualised healthcare • interdisciplinary research • metabolic phenotyping • molecular epidemiology • molecular epidemiology studies • nutritional status • one-size-fits-all solution • optimised healthcare • patient carepersonalised healthcare • personalising medicine • pharmaceutical drugs • pharmaceuticals • phenotypes • primary healthcare research • scientific research • systems biology approaches • translational medicine • translational science • underlying genetics • wellbeing


Simon Perkins
06 AUGUST 2012

International Conference on the Image: Thread to the Unknown

Third International Conference on the Image, Higher School of Humanities and Journalism, Poznań, Poland, 14–16 September 2012

"Welcome to the Third International Conference on the Image. The conference will be held at the Higher School of Humanities and Journalism, Poznań, Poland from 14–16 September 2012 and is organized in partnership with the Polish Mediations Biennale 3, The Unknown–Nieznane. The conference encompasses participation in Biennale Special Events including a Biennale Day on September 15 featuring curators Tomasz Wendland, Fumio Nanjo, Denise Carvalho, and Friedhelm Mennekes, as well as the opportunity to submit artistic work for consideration in a Special Exhibition at the Polish Mediations Biennale.

In conversation with the MEDIATIONS BIENNALE theme, 'The Unknown–Nieznane', The Image Conference will address the 2012 special conference theme–The Thread to the Unknown: Is the Unknown a construct? Can we hold the pretense that human hands and minds organize the realm of the Unknown? Are our constructions replicas of known things that hide the unknown from us?

The conference aims to shed light on the boundaries of language, culture, scientific research, artistic production, and visual communication in relation to the Unknown–Are there structural limits in science and human society that necessarily hide what is unknown from us? Or is the Unknown the complex and enormous form of existence that includes our knowledge and consciousness as one very small element?"

(Third International Conference on the Image)


2012 • amateur imaging • art and design conferenceart and visual culture • artistic production • artsboundaries • commercial imaging • Common Ground (publishing) • culture boundaries • Denise Carvalho • Dragan Zivadinov • form of existence • Friedhelm Mennekes • Fumio Nanjo • Higher School of Humanities and Journalism • image archiving • image discovery • image libraries • interdisciplinary thinkinginternational conference • International Conference on the Image • International Journal of the Image • Jasia Reichardt • knowledge and consciousness • knowledge community • language boundaries • Mediations Biennale • Miha Tursic • multi-modalmultimodalitymuseum • Nieznane • perceptionPoland • Polish Mediations Biennale • Poznan • professional imaging • propaganda • research conference • science and human society • scientific researchsurveillancetelevision • the image • The Image Conference • The Unknown • Tomasz Wendland • unknownvisual communicationvisualisation


Simon Perkins
28 NOVEMBER 2010

How to Lie with Design Research

"Dan Saffer, author of "Designing for Interaction", gives a tongue–in–cheek talk about the misleading ways certain design researchers present their findings."



2008authenticitycut and paste • Dan Saffer • designdesign researchfictionhumourinterviewirreverenceobjectivityre-enactmentresearch • researchization • researchizing • scientific researchsteal from anywherethieverytongue-in-cheektruth • URF 08 • User Research Friday
22 JULY 2009

Creative Practice as Research: 'Testing Out' the Systems Model of Creativity through Practitioner Based Enquiry.

"Michael Crotty (1998) argues that in all academic research there are layers of meaning that connect the basic assumptions with which a researcher underpins their work to the methodological techniques they use. These layers range from ontological and epistemological ones, through theoretical perspectives that spring from these ontologies, to methodologies used to investigate these theoretical perspectives, and then on to the techniques of action embedded in the research methodologies. These layers are all intimately connected, in as much as the 'justification of our choice and particular use of methodology and methods is something that reaches into the assumptions about reality that we bring to our work' (Crotty 1998, p. 2). As Ruddock argues:

'ontology and epistemology are significant in that they illustrate how research begins by outlining theoretical suppositions that are taken as given by the researcher. Ontology relates to how we understand the nature of reality...epistemology refers to a theory of knowledge. It is related to ontology in that the nature of the reality you set out to explore influences the sort of knowledge that you can have of it...methodological implications follow. Observation, measurement and interpretation depend on the understanding of the ontological and epistemological nature of the work at hand' (2001, p.27).

Following on from these ideas one could argue that if there is little distinction to be made between science as a creative process and art as a creative process, as is assumed by many of those investigating creativity (Rothenberg & Hausmann 1976, Evans & Deehan 1988, Bailin 1988, Weisberg 1993, Gardner 1993, Csikszentmihalyi 1997 & 1999, Sternberg 1988 & 1999, Boden 1994 & 2004), then the possibility exists that a similar set of ontological and methodological layers may be built up from within art practice that should resemble, in principle, those that are at the heart of traditional scientific research. "
(Philip McIntyre, 2006)

2006 P. McIntyre, for Speculation and Innovation: applying practice led research in the Creative Industries


Simon Perkins
27 NOVEMBER 2008

Design and the Elastic Mind

"Over the past twenty–five years, people have weathered dramatic changes in their experience of time, space, matter, and identity. Individuals cope daily with a multitude of changes in scale and pace – working across several time zones, travelling with relative ease between satellite maps and nanoscale images, and being inundated with information. Adaptability is an ancestral distinction of intelligence, but today's instant variations in rhythm call for something stronger: elasticity, the product of adaptability plus acceleration. Design and the Elastic Mind explores the reciprocal relationship between science and design in the contemporary world by bringing together design objects and concepts that marry the most advanced scientific research with attentive consideration of human limitations, habits, and aspirations. The exhibition highlights designers' ability to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and history – changes that demand or reflect major adjustments in human behaviour – and translate them into objects that people can actually understand and use. This Web site presents over three hundred of these works, including fifty projects that are not featured in the gallery exhibition."

exhibition: February 24–May 12, 2008



acceleration • adaptability • adjustment • change • Cinematic DNA • designdesign concepts • design objects • diagram • Elastic Mind • elasticity • graphic representationinformation aestheticsinformation graphicsinteractive mediamapMoMAmultimedia • nanoscale • new mediascientific researchtravelvisual depictionvisual designvisual literacyvisualisationvisualization


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