[NetBehaviour] Salvatore Iaconesi at TEDxTransmedia 2012 - 'My Open Source Cure'

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Nov 6 11:06:54 CET 2012

Salvatore Iaconesi at TEDxTransmedia 2012 - 'My Open Source Cure'


Thirty-nine-year-old Salvatore Iaconesi has been diagnosed with brain 
cancer but is seeking a cure in an unconventional and radical way, by 
uploading his medical data as an open source project inviting responses 
from around the world. Uncomfortable with being 'replaced' by his 
dehumanising clinical records, he cracked their codes and on September 
10 (2012) converted them into open formats to share online.

Italian robotic engineer and open source artist Salvatore, who was a 
surprise speaker at TEDx Transmedia 2012 in Rome on September 28, has 
invited the world to respond to his CT scans, MRIs, lab notes and glioma 
diagnosis in whatever way they want, in a bid to crowd-source a cure 
that is not just bodily but also heals his spirit and mind. He's 
attracted hundreds of thousands of responses since it was launched in 
mid-September. Doctors have offered medical advice, artists have made 
films, and all have contributed to Salvatore's strategy for overcoming 
cancer. Watch the video to hear his inspiring story.
Salvatore's website: http://artisopensource.net/cure/

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