David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and co-Founder of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) joined visionaries in neurosurgery, integrative medicine, big data, geoengineering, Native American mythology and the arts in sold-out event at Tucson’s historic Rialto.
“This was such a fun evening.” noted Armstrong. “To work alongside Chris Cokinos, Sudha Ram, Marcelino Flores, Jade Beall, Esther Sternberg and Allan Hamilton wasn’t just an awe inspiring pleasure, it was (and is) an honor.” Armstrong’s talk, which examined in detail the scientific and philosophical boundaries of groundbreaking technologies that he and his colleagues worldwide are working with to merge consumer electronics with medical devices, covered works from intelligent textiles to brain computer interfaces. “I think we are getting to a time as we co-evolve with our gadgets when we have to begin asking ‘What is it that makes us…us?”.
The program, organized by Lewis Humphreys, Stephanie Bermudez, Bonnie Kohn, Sabrina Duarte, Eric Samboy, and Ashley White, has become an annual event in Southern Arizona.