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Highlights for the week of Mar. 18–22, 2019

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8-year-old Nyrie recognizes the familiar sights of Fordham Road
The Virtual Cure   
At the pediatric oncology ward at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, a team of visitors from the Innovation Lab has come with a virtual reality headset to share an immersive fine art experience with some of the children. They drop in on Anna, a 14-year-old who has been recuperating in the hospital for a month. A Montefiore graduate student helps position the headset over Anna’s face, and immediately she starts looking around the invented world in wonder. The immersive environment—commissioned by Montefiore’s Fine Art Program and Collection and constructed by artist Tom Christopher and student interns from FIT’s Fine Arts department at FIT using VR painting software—is the first step in a plan to use VR to reduce physical pain as well as, or better than, narcotics. Click here to read more.
Bronx street illustrated by Google Tilt BrushSee this groundbreaking artwork, including VR paintings, for yourself in the exhibition The Future Is Immersive, on view in the Art and Design Gallery in the Pomerantz Center through April 26. Click here for more information.
MAR 19, 6:30 PM  Film and Media Screening Series: The Punk Singer, with Sini Anderson
MAR 21, 12 PM  Women’s History Month Speaker: Soraya Chemaly

  Ron Milon Quoted in CFDA Briefing on Diversity and Inclusion
  April Calahan Lectures at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia


Mimi Prober poses for a portrait in her New York showroom.
On OZY, read about alumna Mimi Prober's vision for sustainable fashion—and check out some of her fabulous runway looks.

Social Media Post of the Week

Thanks to model and sustainability activist Amber Valletta, host of FIT's upcoming Annual Awards Gala as well as a speaker at our Sustainable Business and Design Conference, for promoting our unconventional minds to her followers!            
 screenshot of FIT Instagram post about Sustainable Business and Design Gala hosted by Amber Valletta

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