Virgil served as Vice President of Interactive Media at Element 115, a company that builds technology-based solutions for hospitals throughout the country. Previously, over 15 years, he founded and led the in-house Web and Multimedia division for Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Virgil also teaches photography, film, and interactive media as an adjunct Assistant Professor in The New School’s Masters in Media Studies Program.
Virgil’s electronic works, installations, films, paintings, drawings, and prints have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, and Deitch Projects in New York City. He produced and co-directed Murmur, a medical dreamscape film that premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. In the previous year, he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for an art and medicine exhibition called Corporeal Landscape. In 2011, Virgil cofounded Medical Avatar, a company that uses personalized 3-D anatomical bodies to visualize health information in the past, present, and future. Virgil is currently doing research at Columbia University on time travel simulations of patients’ bodies to motivate disease prevention.