Building Simulations for Empathic Care


Saturday, June 10th
10am to 6pm
@ Columbia University

Space is limited – we only have room for 40 participants.

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*We’ll be getting back to everyone on a rolling basis.


The future is uncertain and when it arrives, it can be strange and disorienting. Perhaps nowhere is this tension felt more fully than in regards to our health. Is this symptom important? Will I get sick like my dad?  How will this treatment affect me? What will better feel like? These questions and concerns speak to a desire to know where our health is headed and what it will look like when we get there.

Health care typically responds to questions like these with discussions of risk and recommendations to reduce that risk. But what if we could offer more? What if in addition to stories of the past, we could give people access to stories of the future. We invite you to join us in a workshop to consider how simulation might allow people to explore their possible futures as well as reduce that sense of strangeness by providing glimpses into what a future state might look and feel like.



This session is a collaboration between
Patient Revolution
Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab
Empathy Lab