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Harvard University Artists Unveil New Interactive Art Piece at Levine Children's Hospital - Archived

Husband-and-wife artists Brian Knep and Natalie Andrew unveiled a new interactive art piece Thursday at Levine Children’s Hospital. The moving forms, inspired by Joseph Campbell’s “hero’s journey,” are projected on a wall and can be manipulated by controllers placed at just the right height for kids.

Brian is an Academy Award-winning computer special effects expert who’s worked on such block-buster movies as Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible and Star Trek: Generations. He’s currently artist-in-residence at Harvard Medical School.

Natalie is a Ph. D. biologist, engineer, cognitive-scientist, and artist. She also works at Harvard University and at the Artist’s Asylum in Somerville, Mass. The installation was funded through an endowment that Carolinas HealthCare Foundation established in 1999 through the McColl Center for Visual Art.