Exploring Hyperacusis: Ethno-Graphic Podcast

Visual Podcast by Luca M. Damiani Exploring Hyperacusis : Ethno-Graphic Podcast from Luca Damiani on Vimeo. In Exploring Hyperacusis: Ethno-Graphic Podcast, I look at the interaction with my conditions, focusing on auto-ethnographic data based on my acoustic condition of hyperacusis, as well as my asperger’s neurological condition. This work is shared as a diary, combining […]

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Visualizing my Acoustic Condition: Hyper Sensorial, Visual Graphic Poem

Video-Poem by Luca M. Damiani Below is the video-poem Hyper Sensorial. This work is shared combining the poem and creating graphics, further designing my experience. This is sided by a computational filter that conceptually signifies a further disruption of data, outer stimuli, as well as inner voice. In this piece I started to conceptualize more […]

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Visualizing my Acoustic Condition: Graphic Poem

Graphic Poem by Luca M. Damiani Following from the poem, I then wanted to bridge the emotional response to a more visual one, more coded, using data from the scientific and technical audiological tests, diagrams, tools. This process helped me to analyze and rationalize further observations, allowing a more distant perspective of the data and […]

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Exploring Gendered Leadership Stereotypes in a Shared Leadership Model in Healthcare: A Case Study

by Saam Idelji-Tehrani and Muna Al-Jawad Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, UK Our article explores how gender played out in a group of NHS hospital consultants who adopted a shared leadership model in their department. We used comics-based research to analyse and present some of our data. Our final comic is shown […]

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Visualizing my Acoustic Condition: Hyper Sensorial Neuro Response (Poem)

Poem by Luca M. Damiani There are many inner thoughts that the hyper sensorial acoustic disorder brings, and I started to write poems as an output. The first personal and emotional data-responses are collected via words in my diary, which I then analyze, review and build as further pieces of creative writing and poems. An […]

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Visualizing My Acoustic Condition: Poem, Graphics and Visual Podcast

Art-Essay by Luca M. Damiani Introduction / Overview The work presented in this art-essay is a hybrid format of artwork, case-study and diary reflection. Here I share auto-ethnographic data1 based on my acoustic condition of bilateral hyperacusis (both pain and vestibular type) and bilateral severe tinnitus.2 I started to suffer from these auditory disorders in […]

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United in Film: Psychiatrist Dr Nabil Elkot Recommends Drama Therapy for Patients and Doctors

Dr Nabil Elkot is a senior Egyptian consultant psychiatrist and the head of the addiction unit in El-Rakhawi Hospital in Cairo. He has a special interest in group therapy for managing addiction and dependency. He was involved in in co-writing, supervising and acting in three landmark TV series: ‘Under control’, ‘Free fall’, and ‘Above suspicion,’ […]

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Let’s NOT Talk About Death: Review of ‘Euforia’, Directed by Valeria Golino, Italy 2018

Showing in ‘Cinema made in Italy 2019’, London, https://www.british-italian.org/cinema-made-in-italy-2019/. Review by Dr Khalid Ali, film and media correspondent ‘Euphoria’ is defined as ‘a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness’. The word originates from the 17th century when it described well-being produced in a sick person by the use of drugs. In her second […]

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Cinema Bellissimo: Italian Cinema in London 2019

Review by Dr Khalid Ali, film and media correspondent Italian cinema has always had a special place in world cinema; the neo-realist wave of film-making led by directors Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, and Roberto Rossellini told stories of the Italian working-class facing poverty, social injustice and oppression. Classic films like ‘The bicycle thief’ (Vittorio De […]

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Prescribing Art: An interview with Victoria Hume, Director of the Culture, Health, and Well-being Alliance

EIC Brandy Schillace speaks with Victoria Hume, Director of the UK’s Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance and a Research Associate in the medical humanities at WiSER. Hume serves as an arts manager in the NHS for 15 years, and spent four-and-a-half years at Wits initiating a series of arts and health collaborations, including a new […]

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