Tonight's Curiosity Club will be an intimate one, featuring Charles Boardman of OHSU giving the talk "THE TUBE WITHIN A TUBE: A modest, personalized history of our various efforts, as a species, to look inside each other's guts." That's right, Charles will discuss the history of endoscopy—literally, looking inside the body with different eye-extending tools—as well as describing the contemporary landscape of endoscopy around the world—what is done, why it is done, where it is done, how often it is done, and what dreamy, cloud-headed endoscopists say we will do in the future. This talk will be fanciful, technical and scientific. It will also be personal; Charles will speak frankly and minutely about what it is like to spend your days rooting around in other people's guts, what it is like to traverse a mile or so of high-definition intestines every year for your job (It is cool! And strange!).
Join us at the Hand-Eye Supply store, or tune in online for the live broadcast!
Charles Boardman: "THE TUBE WITHIN A TUBE: A modest, personalized history of our various efforts, as a species, to look inside each other's guts."
23 NW 4th Ave.
Tuesday, April 29, 6pm PST
Dr. Charles Boardman is a gastrointestinal endoscopist, medical decision-analysis scholar, father of children and untrained male dancer. He has written several different types of writings: science writings, poems, fictions and, many years ago, a report on police brutality toward young nomads for Street Roots. He serves as assistant preparator and co-thinker for his wife Taryn Tomasello's arts project The Object Permanence Project. His old red Schwinn Traveler sings in the Portland Bike Ensemble, once or twice a season. He also enjoys e-stuff, such as looking at web sites and clicking his mouse. He puts his face in the wind.