Liberty Science Center
Live from Cardiac Surgery
Interactive Program for LSC visitors
Live From Cardiac Surgery is an interactive program that takes LSC visitors behind the closed doors of an operating room at Morristown Memorial Hospital,
User Experience/Interface Design Video Editing Programming
Worldfest Houston Gold, 2001 AAM Muse Awards Silver, 2001 Summit Creative Silver Award, 2001 Communicator Award, 2000 U.S. Intern'l Film & Video Fest., 2000
Live From Cardiac Surgery is an interactive program that takes LSC visitors behind the closed doors of an operating room at Morristown Memorial Hospital, demonstrating dramatically how science and technology can make a difference between life and death.
The program presents 20 minutes of video, divided into the 8 main steps of surgery. Visitors can click on the Timeline to view the main steps of the coronary artery bypass surgery, rewind, fast forward, or watch the video all the way through.
They can also play interviews with the surgeon, the anesthesiologist and other members of the surgical team; learn about the tools used in the surgery; and explore basic facts on the heart, the circulatory system, and the risk factors that causes heart disease.
The focus on people and professions adds another dimension to the program, encouraging students to consider careers in medicine as part of their options. The entire program is in English and Spanish, in order to reach many more of LSC’s visitors. The interactive is positioned next to the Live From…Theater, and allows people to learn about the surgery when no live program is scheduled in the Theater.
Robin White Owen, Producer Natacha Ruck, Producer Despina Papadopolos, Producer/Interface Designer Phil Wilhelm, Designer Rob Womack, Programmer