The NeuroCreativity Project – Art and Music
OVERVIEW OF WORKS BY THE RADICAL INTERDISCIPLINARY MULTIMEDIA LEADER
It’s the 20th Anniversary of FUSION CLINICAL MULTIMEDIA©, INC.
A CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ OF FCM PRODUCTIONS, WRITINGS, BROADCASTS AND OTHER ARTISTIC/SCIENTIFIC ENDEAVORS
Kenneth Van Gross, M.D.-President, Fusion Clinical Multimedia Inc.
These are some FCM elements under the banner of its NeuroCreativity Project©:
THE MOVEMENT DISORDER PROJECT- CHOREA AND CONSCIOUSNESS- THE MOVIE
The Movement Disorder Project is based upon a fictionalized medical adventure involving the search for the cause of a rare abnormality of blood and involuntary movements in the same patient. The adventure takes the reader from Miami to Cuba to New York, to Europe and ultimately to an oil rich lake in the jungles of Venezuela. A gallery of photographic scenes and literary excerpts from the award winning play Movement Disorder written by Kenneth Van Gross, MD is available for discussion.
Movement Disorder merges the search for understanding of a neurological condition, a hematological abnormality and a higher appreciation of consciousness.
Movement Disorder© the movie is seeking interested producers, publishers and choreographers to review the script and begin productions of it in multiple art forms.
THE PRIMAL NEUROANTHROPOLOGY PROJECT
Primal Neuroanthropology© involves the quest for our evolution in neurological terms. We know much about the evolution of anatomy over time but we have not devoted enough to the evolution of our behavior patterns, postures and movements from the neurological standpoint. The answer would seem to be contained in Sports, Dance and in gestures found in everyday life that carry glimpses of our pre-history. Looking at infants and other species in regards to this journey is also highly instructive. The issue of sidedness, an area often dismissed simply as a superficial curiosity, may also provide clues to “central governors” within us. And yes there’s a digital book on this subject written by Van Gross, MD!
THE FUSION-DISSOCIATION ARTISTIC PROJECT
The Fusion-Dissociation Artistic project is a vehicle for the presentation of themes within our unconscious apparent through the visualization of our forms. And what is the unconscious? Is it a neuropsychiatric entity or entirely an abstraction? We have two sides to our brain, that are mirror images…do our minds also exist in this form? And what of the concept of wholeness, when we are divided in our cerebral hemispheres? The lesson of the Siren may hold novel implications. And indeed multiple identities are assumed to be part of the dissociative disorder category in psychiatry. But what evidence is there for same evident to the naked eye? Painters and sculptors will provide brilliant answers in their works of art.
THE NEUROSATIRE-NEUROABSURDIA PROJECT
Satire is a field several in medicine have dabbled in over the years. Now however, The Neurocreativity Project attempts to bring it forward as a powerful literary force through a variety of essays by Kenneth Van Gross, MD in largely unchartered waters. Load up on this stuff via essay collection tomes called The Emergence of Van Gross, MD and The Five Books of Van Gross’s.
THE REVOLUTION LECTURE ON TIME, PLACE AND PERSON AND NEUROPSYCHOPHILOSOPHY
In March 2004, Kenneth Van Gross, MD and 100 American scientists and doctors were banned from attending a conference on Coma in Cuba. Reasons given by the Bush administration were political. This spawned the Revolution Lecture Series by Dr. Gross, which launched in November 2004 in Miami. The subject matter is decidedly apolitical, as was the banned conference. Gross was to speak about new paradigms in an area he calls Neuropsychophilosophy, combining ideology drawn from all three fields. Time, Place and Person are grand themes when we grapple with their relevance to our sense of Self and how same can be altered by brain injury.
The purpose of the Revolution Lecture is to apoliticize science and medicine for the greater good of the world’s peoples. A documentary film is being planned which will chronicle a revisit to Cuba and other Caribbean/South American nations by Dr. Van Gross to deliver the lecture along with his ongoing presentation of the Revolution Lecture Series throughout the United States (if he is not labeled a “communist sympathizer” and thus will warrant a banning of same in his own country).
POETRY ON PAPER AND CANVAS
From whence does poetry emanate?
Is it in a place in our brains or floating only in the incongruity of our minds?
Or perhaps it meanders helter skelter in all the circuitry within our cortices
Rambling, exploding, whispering, hammering,
Or simply articulating thoughts sensed, remembered or created
To thread our personhood
To ignite our souls
The Radical Neurocreativity Project explores poetry in its original form, then translated into Spanish, then transported to canvas to reconceptualize it in another’s cognitive and emotional domain.
THE NEUROCREATIVITY EDUCATION PROJECT
If you know how the brain works, would you not know how to teach and learn better? This is the basis for the NeuroEducation wing of The NeuroCreativity Project. Indeed, art may exist for science’s sake and vice versa. Neither field occurs in isolation. Can we not take another view of Education out of the monolithic world of stultifying tests and “aptitude evaluation”?
Start the child early learning about the brain and increase both his literary and artistic potential.
That’s the premise for the NeuroEducation project in NeuroCreative Learning.
And let teachers join the party as well, identifying new tools to improve the imparting of knowledge and motivation.
“HEALTHCARE REFORM”- WINDOW TO INSANITY
Whether kowtowing to Big Pharma or expanding the poor people’s joke known as Medicaid, Healthcare Reform adds up to a giant blabberwockie. But “pre-existing conditions” really took a beating! Thank heavens for that assault so people can still end up bankrupt from the cost of medical care without being denied the ability to buy insurance plans that will render them penniless.
Van Gross, MD goes after this two party charade sponsored by all in cahoots making pre-existing big bucks on the backs of the sick and excessively CAT Scanned with 66 New Healthcare Proclamations.
In July 2012, after the Supreme Court validation of a sub-optimal Healthcare plan, it is abundantly clear we need a Healthcare Revolution in the USA. Dr. Van Gross has proposed a series of ideas through lectures, rap performances and writings on this critical subject.
HAITI AND THE WORLD- THE SITUATION TODAY AND BEYOND
Tragedy meets the culmination of the absurd Decade of the Aughts. And what a curtain call in April 2010? Obama dispatches Bush after the catastrophe to the land of the extradited Aristede and Baby Doc to offer the Haitian people “moral support”; Dubya shakes hands with Port au Prince victims then wipes his hands on Bill Clinton. Haiti- the ultimate extricator for America’s first black President, spurred on by America’s second black President- with the Oedipally challenged son of Connecticut royalty perched conveniently in the middle.
Where is Kenneth Van Gross, MD in the middle of all this? He’s in Haiti himself doing what he can medically, then filming it all and turning it into a biting PowerPoint documentary.
GUYANA, THE HEMISPHERE AND THE WORLD
Kenneth Van Gross, MD teaches medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Guyana (UG) in that nation’s Georgetown capital. Guyana has a central role in the world because it is so unique….a breadbasket for the Caribbean but in South America, and the only English speaking country there boasting a diaspora within the USA along with major medical care and medical education links to Cuba….but there’s more…a nation of two major races, one East Indian, the other African. Since 2012, whether it’s pioneering new education programs at (UG) or raising a U.S. Neurology flag in the Guyana capital (while Canada infiltrates and competes), it’s NeuroCreativity Project time again…… with Van Gross, MD as now in May 2015, Guyana has changed ruling parties for only the second time in its history as an independent nation!
Special Contribution from the famed Colombian artist Marianne Sabghini