September 30, 2011

  1. Sep 30 at 2 pm

    FeedForward 9: Producing Empathic Fields

    Leaving from: BMW Guggenheim Lab
    Traveling to: local community gardens
    Mode of transportation: walking

    Here is a simple but radical thought: Our empathy pulls us beyond ourselves and out into the world. This not simply a mental act; empathy links and stitches together environments, practices, and creatures. How does this physical holding together happen? What are the movement-spaces of empathy? Come develop—and test—extended ideas of empathy via movement and wayfinding exercises, led by creative consulting and design collaborative spurse.

    Photo used by permission under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) License from darkophoto
  2. Sep 30 at 2 pm

    Hello Stranger, with Kio Stark

    Cities are machines that produce interactions among strangers—interactions that can be as lyrical and profound as they are singular and momentary. Significant things happen when we talk to strangers: we’re interrupting the expected narratives of daily life, shifting perspective, forming unexpected connections. And in a way, we’re waking up. This workshop sends participants on small, targeted missions to interact with strangers in order to experience this fundamental urban pleasure, and to learn about the unwritten rules that guide it.

    Photo used by permission under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) License from Nestor's Blurrylife

  3. Sep 30 at 7 pm

    Love Night

    New insights in brain science suggest that we are hard-wired for altruism and trust—even among strangers. Lab Team member Charles Montgomery invites neuroscientist Paul Zak and psychologist Emanuele Castano to help design a party that will bring out the love in even the most hardened New Yorker. Join us for a night of experiments in trust, play, and radical conviviality.

    Event Videos:

    Love Night 

    Paul Zak - Dr. Love at Love Night 

    In collaboration with:

    Project for Public Spaces: Photography for Love Night video
    Anna Letitia Mumford: Video editing for Love Night video

    Ryan V. Brennan: NYC Based Social Performance & Collage Artist

    Dr. Sabine Seymour: Director, Fashionable Technology Lab at Parsons The New School for Design

    Research assistant Scott Peterman, and the entire class of Fashionable Technology


    Youmna Aoukar
    Hannah Lea Dykast
    Christopher Koelsch
    Isaac Malca
    Angie Marie Rodriguez Fernandez
    Galina Rybatsky
    Isabella Scott
    Daniel Selden
    Lauren Slowik
    Chandni Thawani
    Yang Chih-Han
    Boshan Zhou

    Photo used by permission under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) License from Thomas R. Stegelmann

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