ARTICLES + RESOURCES

Collaborations between science and art are happening more and more frequently. Relational Space identifies relevant stories and initiatives around the globe and reports them here to inform and inspire our community.

Long COVID We Are Here!

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Leigh W. Jerome

June 12, 2021

The challenges of teen life during a pandemic are tremendous…these challenges are magnified exponentially for teens with Long COVID. Do they have a voice or are they dismissed & overlooked? If you know a teen with symptoms of long COVID: https://www.chronicconnections.org & https://www.longcovidkids.org

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

June 11, 2021

For millions of people, COVID leaves the body ravaged. Recovery is a painful long haul & resource/treatment are hard to come by. Social change doesn’t just happen - it only happens when people demand it. Become an allay! Learn about Long COVID! With your help long-haulers will be seen and supported.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Art and Activism in the Age of Systemic Crisis: Aesthetic Resilience

Art Monthly

Francis Frascina

June 10, 2021

This essay collection seek instances of art and activism that not only ‘contain and counter the pressure neoliberal social and political transformations have put upon communal and artistic life’, but also exemplify a ‘form of resilience, a form of art that nurtures and fosters our possibilities for change’.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Activism

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

June 8, 2021

Long COVID: We Are Here! examines Long COVID through the exquisite 360 VR storytelling of Sam Baumel. We fall through the pandemic’s wormhole to explore, through artistic and scientific elucidation, COVID’s impacts on long haulers and society as a whole. Sam’s video production creates an experiences that educates & inspires the audience.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

June 7, 2021

“COVID-19 has made us contemplate our own social contracts and re-evaluate what we want for ourselves and each other,” says Shona Patterson, PhD. “Long COVID: We are here! highlights the sheer possibility of transdisciplinarity to develop holistic and transformative solutions when disciplines, skillsets & people are brought together on a level playing field to imagine, create and innovate”.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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New Report Examines the Role of Arts and Culture in Fostering Social Cohesion and Community Well-Being

National Endowment for the Arts

Victoria Hutter

June 6, 2021

Social cohesion is a basic requirement of healthy communities, especially in response to the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic & exposed social, racial, & health inequities. Place-based arts & cultural practices, or creative placemaking, grows social cohesion & encourages community well-being. 

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #SocialCohesion

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The Arts as a Polarized Issue and the Role of Political Trust in Promoting the Arts: Evidence From the United States

Korean Journal of Policy Studies

J.Y. Lim & H. Woo

May 31, 2021

Supporting the arts is critical for enriching human life but in recent years have been transformed into a partisan issue. Political trust moderates the relationship between conservatism and support for the arts.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Partisanship

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Creativity as a Means to Well-Being in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic: Results of a Cross-Cultural Study

Frontiers of Psychology

M. Tang et al

May 29, 2021

Engagement in creativity helps all people achieve positive, flourishing experiences; however, people from more collectivistic countries also feel more socially connected through creative engagement. Creativity has profound implications for crisis management, personal development & positive functioning.   

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Creativity

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

May 27, 2021

It is my great great pleasure to announce that the VR immersive installation, Long COVID: We Are Here! has been extended.
Very much hope you will come check it out.


#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Sam Baumel

May 26, 2021

Long COVID: We Are Here! examines Long COVID through the exquisite 360 VR storytelling of Sam Baumel. We fall through the pandemic’s wormhole to explore, through artistic and scientific elucidation, COVID’s impacts on long haulers and society as a whole. Sam’s video production creates an experiences that educates & inspires the audience.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

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Shona Patterson

May 25, 2021

“COVID-19 has made us contemplate our own social contracts and re-evaluate what we want for ourselves and each other,” says Shona Patterson, PhD. “Long COVID: We are here! highlights the sheer possibility of transdisciplinarity to develop holistic and transformative solutions when disciplines, skillsets & people are brought together on a level playing field to imagine, create and innovate”.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

May 24, 2021

Long COVID effects 1 in 3 of people infected with COVID-19, including asymptomatic infections. Jody’s Heart is a raw and powerful, first-hand account (Jody Britt) of Long COVID - a video by Helen L. Collen (narrated by Phil Collen).

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Art as a Tool for Science

Nature

David S. Goodsell

May 23, 2021

Artistic techniques are essential tools to visualize, understand and disseminate the results of scientific research. The field of structural biology has enjoyed a particularly productive marriage of art and science.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

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Leigh W. Jerome

May 22, 2021

I’ve been sick with COVID since March 5, 2020. Care is almost impossible to find. Then comes the fight my insurance company for coverage which I’m unreasonably denied. No treatment - the inflammation worsens - the problems increase. Why must I beg for help? #LongCOVIDWeAreHere

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Heather Raikes

May 21, 2021

With Long COVID, the entire body is in crisis. This parallels our global eco-system that is in crisis in the context of COVID. Heather Raikes, PhD, Founding Dir of NeoPoetics, uses 3D motion-design to explore COVID/Long COVID as a ‘Ruptured Fabric’ of vitality at micro/macro-cosmic scales.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

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Dominik Havsteen-Franklin

May 20, 2021

We are all grieving…for the loss of loved ones & normality; and, for people with long COVID, the loss of health itself. The healthcare professional who look after us must cope with exceptional grief as they sort through their own loss while bearing witness to others traumas as well. Dominik Havsteen-Franklin, Professor of Practice (Arts Therapies) at Brunel University, uses the arts to find a safe place to learn from each other acknowledge the impact of this pandemic.

https://www.LongCOVIDWeAreHere.com

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

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Pato Hebert

May 19,2020

“One year in, the pandemic leaves us wanting a redemptive story, an arc of resolve, an end to this jagged
journey…says Pato Hebert, NYU Asso Arts Prof - artist, educator, organizer & long-hauler. “Coordinated action cultivates communal wellness. It is obvious that activism, representation & change matter, now more than ever.”

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

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Karta Thomas

May 18, 2021

“On the surface we appear healthy…our condition is met with disbelief to the point that we start to doubt ourselves…” Artist Karta Thomas’s visual artifacts capture the symptomatic layers of Long COVID, which mirror the chronic impairments of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Ali Pattino

May 17, 2021

Long COVID’s life-altering symptoms impact millions of people globally; however, the struggle of long haulers remains largely diminished. A co-curator of Long COVID: We Are Here! Ali Pattillo's powerful reporting recounts the devastating symptoms of Long COVID and the paucity of research and emergent treatments.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Science Communication for Social Inclusion: Exploring Science & Art Approaches

Journal of Science Communication

A. Matias et al

May 16, 2021

There is a consensus among governments, industry & the academia that more needs to be done to widen participation in science. Art and science together engage new audiences, partners and collaborative opportunities.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Dissemination

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

May 15, 2021

A third of people who develop Long COVID had completely asymptomatic infections and only began to experience symptoms months later. Learn the symptoms - support research into the medium and long-term effects of COVID-19. “Long-haulers represent a very significant public health concern, and there are no guidelines to address their diagnosis and management.”

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

May 14, 2021

How much do you know about Long COVID? The Reading Room in the Virtual Exhibition - Long COVID: We Are Here! is a resource to learn and find helpful resources - as well as to explore what lead us to COVID-19 and related topics: global disparities; economic impact, mental health, the future and more.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here

Relational Space

Alexandra Juhasz

May 13, 2021

“We – the COVID-19 infected–inhabit the upside-down space of recovering without a map.” writes Distinguished CUNY Film Professor & AIDS activist Alexandra Juhasz. “Our lingering COVID and lack of finality, long after our infection, join us with at least 3 million Americans now known as COVID long haulers.”

Awareness + Action = Social Change

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Bettina von Stamm

May 12, 2021

Long COVID sequelae affect nearly every organ system but the research and therapeutics for the millions of global long-haulers remains inadequate. Bettina von Stamm, storyteller and leader in the fields of innovation and sustainability, discusses how our choices today impact our reality tomorrow, in the virtual exhibition: Long COVID: We Are Here!

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

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Hellen L. Collen

May 11, 2021

Long COVID interpreted as The Log Haul, in an extraordinarily moving video (English/Spanish version) by artist, Helen L. Collen (narrated by Phil Collen) “delving further into creative mediums…merging art and science for the sake of finding a permanent end to long haul COVID”.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Reflections of a COVID-19 Long Hauler

JAMA

Jeff Siegelman

May 10, 2021

Jeff Siegelman, MD is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine & Associate Residency Director at Emory University School of Medicine. His multiple Long COVID articles and participation in Long COVID: We Are Here! reflects his advocacy work raising awareness about Long COVID from a physicians point of view. Dr. Siegelman is experiencing Long COVID at this time.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Colour Tribulations: A Mothering-ArtAdemic in a Pandemic

Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement

Meaghan Brady Nelson

May 9, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the inequalities of gender equality in our society like no other time in history, with Mothers leaving the workplace to prioritize childcare & homeschooling demands.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Mothers

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

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Kodandi Nithyananda

May 8, 2021

Kodandi Nithyananda is a multi-media artist whose contributed work to this exhibition touches themes of the body as ephemera, the intersections of resilience, advocacy, illness, disability & pandemic, queering the sublime, & spaces of interiority.
She is experiencing Long COVID at this time.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

May 7, 2021

1 in 3 people who contract COVID-19 develop Long COVID. The multi-organ symptoms of Long COVID include brain fog, fatigue, pain, headaches, stomach problems, breathing issues, neurological disorders, heart rate variability, dizziness, insomnia and many more.
Awareness + Action = Social Change

Virtual Exhibition - Long COVID: We Are Here!

https://www.LongCOVIDWeAreHere.com

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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Long COVID: We Are Here

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

May 6, 2021

Virtual Exhibition - Long COVID: We Are Here! (co-curated by 6 artists/6 scientists)

1 in 3 people who contract COVID-19 develop Long COVID. The multi-organ symptoms of Long COVID include brain fog, fatigue, pain, headaches, stomach problems, breathing issues, neurological disorders, heart rate variability, dizziness, insomnia and many more.
Awareness + Action = Social Change

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID

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STEM Careers Require the Same Kind of Creative Thinking as the Arts, Says New Research

Fast Company

Connie Lin

May 5, 2021

Creativity is general in nature—it is essentially a multifaceted competency that involves similar attitudes, disposition, skills, and knowledge, all transferable from one situation to another.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Creativity

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Long COVID: We Are Here!

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

May 4, 2021

Experts say that the current health crisis in India, as a country with a higher coronavirus caseload, needs to prepare to deal with the long-term effects of 'Long Covid'. Explore this phenomenon in Long COVID: We Are Here!

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #LongCOVID #India

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Exploring the Trends of Educational Virtual Reality Games: A Systematic Review of Empirical Studies

Smart Learning Environments

S. S. Oyelere et al

May 3, 2021

Virtual reality, augmented reality & mixed reality are rapidly evolving immersive technologies with positive educational impacts for students learning when applied in the gaming contexts.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #VR

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How Visual Arts-Based Education Can Promote Clinical Excellence

Academic Medicine

M. Chisolm, M. Kelly-Hedrick, & S. Wright

May 2, 2021

A visual arts-based education can promote clinical excellence by enhancing communication & interpersonal skills, professionalism & humanism, diagnostic acumen and clinical reasoning, and passion for clinical medicine.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Medical

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Spontaneous and deliberate creative cognition during and after psilocybin exposure

Nature

N. L. Mason et al

May 1, 2021

Psychedelics influence aspects of the creative process, reducing conventional, logical thinking, and giving rise to novel thoughts. Psychedelics have potential as a tool to investigate creativity and subsequent underlying neural mechanisms.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Creativity #Psychedelics

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Health Communication and the Arts in the United States: A Scoping Review

American Journal of Health Promotion

Jill Sonke et al.

April 30, 2021

Arts-based health communication programs recognize and utilize the distinct effects of aesthetic experience as a transformative mechanism, contributing to motivating and changing individual and collective choices and behaviors.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Communication #Health

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Long COVID: We Are Here

Relational Space

Leigh W. Jerome

April 29, 2021

Today Relational Space launches a virtual show: Long COVID: We Are Here!

Long COVID - We Are Here! is a fearless exploration into the long-haul experience aiming to:
1-Raise awareness;
2-Compel an international, funded research agenda;
3-Advocate for a global repository of open access articles, resources, therapeutics & treatment strategies;
4-Urge widespread physician training and patient support.
Further, this Long COVID: We Are Here! exhibition unites in solidarity with other debilitating and frequently dismissed syndromes such as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) for increased visibility and support.


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Building Possible Worlds: A Speculation Based Framework to Reflect on Images of the Future

Journal of Futures Studies

Nele Fischer & Wenzel Mehnert

April 28, 2021

Images of the future are representations of possible worlds different to ours. We access these worlds through written stories, scenarios, statistics, trends etc. Speculation creates knowledge about our currently shared assumptions. Speculating about a possible world enables us to reflect upon how we currently imagine the world might become.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Future #Speculation

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From Ikebana to Botanical Arranging: Artistic, Therapeutic and Spiritual Alignment with Nature

Ecopoiesis

Alexander Kopytin and Tony Zhou

April 27, 2021

The ancient art of ikebana is a vivid example of the creative eco-collaboration of humans & nature, allowing us to see & create beauty. It supports self-transformation, spiritual enrichment & shows us how to realign ourselves with the laws of nature.

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Eco #Ikebana

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Art by Algorithm

Aeon

Ed Finn

April 26, 2021

We shape our aesthetic expectations around algorithmic feedback loops, learning what is good & beautiful through a prism of five-star rating systems & social-media endorsements. Human creativity has always been a response to the immense strangeness of reality. As reality becomes increasingly codeterminate, & intermingled, with computation, digital platforms are imposing exponential shifts in creative practice and possibility.  

#RelationalSpace #Art #Science #Algorothm

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