Public Health Ontario published an in-depth review, "Building Bridges: The Art and Science of Immunization Symposium":
This event explored the breadth of perspectives on immunization issues and how those in arts and science fields can work together to address them. A major focus of the day was on vaccine hesitancy. There was significant discussion around how a humanities approach can inform how we communicate with the public and weave a narrative to help bridge the gap between science and the public. Attendees were a diverse mix, with backgrounds in fields such as immunology, epidemiology, history, English, anthropology and even theatre studies....
Allison Humphrey, a PhD student in Cinema and Media Arts from York University, introduced her interactive motion capture game, Poxémon. Players users use their arms and legs to fight off the “shadowpox” disease that attacks the individual, meanwhile trying to protect 100 other characters on the screen from infection. This game helps players to understand how infectious diseases can spread in a population, or be protected by vaccination. Attendees had the opportunity to demo the game during breaks.Their video even includes footage (at 0:40) of Shadowpox in action:
Play #YorkU PhD candidate @alisonhum's #Shadowpox #game at #ArtSciImmunize symposium Apr 13 https://t.co/p1VfjPcWCi #ImmuneNations pic.twitter.com/M7nAXSXM3s— YorkuAMPD (@YorkuAMPD) April 12, 2017
Up a ladder without a paddle. @alisonhum #immuneNations #ArtSciImmunize pic.twitter.com/J2pUdkqOO4— Lalaine Ulit Destajo (@ludestajo) April 13, 2017
Practice fighting off vaccine preventable disease with this interactive game at #ArtSciImmunize! pic.twitter.com/KCaCtrEsFp— Public Health ON (@PublicHealthON) April 13, 2017
Read the full post for more Tweets from the symposium...
LOVING the range of presentations at #ArtSciImmunize. Can't remember being in a room with scholars & practitioners from so many disciplines.— Colleen Derkatch (@ColleenDerkatch) April 13, 2017
Catch those electric #Shadowpox moves! ⚡️🤷🏿♂️🙅🏿♂️🙆🏿♂️🙅🏿♂️🤷🏿♂️⚡️ @FinallyFaemus burns up the dance floor at #ArtSciImmunize https://t.co/AtpDNnu3V9— Alison Humphrey (@alisonhum) April 15, 2017
The #antivaccine movement traces back to the late 1800s? Did not know that! #artsciimmunize pic.twitter.com/nKbBr4VWbt— Seema Marwaha (@SeemaMarwahaMD) April 13, 2017
Attending #artsciimmunize - great presentations by art and science students trying to understand the stories behind vaccine hesitancy pic.twitter.com/bkAQkpuICl— Seema Marwaha (@SeemaMarwahaMD) April 13, 2017
Alison Humphrey the inventor of Shadowpox the game and participatory theatre speaks on scifi tropes #ArtSciImmunize pic.twitter.com/Gexr0Q11ZE— Natasha Crowcroft (@NSCrowcroft) April 13, 2017
#ArtSciImmunize @kshwetz references @prof_goldberg/Kitta in highlighting conflict btwn individl vs community values pic.twitter.com/OSZxETUleX— Dr. Andrea Charise (@AndreaCharise) April 13, 2017
Great conversations happening on campus at #UofT. Follow #ArtSciImmunize, now trending in Canada! https://t.co/Jg9b37f4eC— U of T News (@UofTNews) April 13, 2017
How scientists talk about vaccines vs what public hears: this is a job for #medrhet scholars! #ArtSciImmunize— Colleen Derkatch (@ColleenDerkatch) April 13, 2017
Great thread by @ColleenDerkatch on medical rhetoric (#medrhet) perspectives for #vaccinehesitancy: https://t.co/OyKrOXQcVE #ArtSciImmunize pic.twitter.com/trcgljqgZ5— Alison Humphrey (@alisonhum) April 29, 2017
Kim Barnhardt talks about CANImmunize and Immunity Warriors #ArtSciImmunize - If you haven't, go download the app! pic.twitter.com/2VurJmw4oP— Natasha Crowcroft (@NSCrowcroft) April 13, 2017
Immunity Warriors - CBC Ottawa News from Cameron Bell on Vimeo.
@NSCrowcroft talks about the impact of vaccines on major events in history at #ArtSciImmunize pic.twitter.com/lh8IApeg7L— Public Health ON (@PublicHealthON) April 13, 2017
Keynote @DubeEve says vaccine hesitancy is a wicked problem because there is no easy right/wrong solution #ArtSciImmunize pic.twitter.com/0nsEqK5nbz— U of T Public Health (@UofT_dlsph) April 13, 2017
Missed the Art and Science of Immunization Symposium? Check out the blog post and video: https://t.co/PcIZ0f4OOA #JHIevents #ArtSciImmunize pic.twitter.com/5aYY6WgHkG— Public Health ON (@PublicHealthON) April 28, 2017
Its a wrap #ArtSciImmunize what an awesome day! pic.twitter.com/rYLOlLVUjb— Allison Crehore (@AllisonCrehore) April 13, 2017