How can our culture and technology cultivate and celebrate the power of empathy? Empathy, the ability to share someone else’s feelings, is arguably the most important trait humans demonstrate. It allows us to love, learn, communicate, cooperate and live in a successful society. Simply ‘connecting’ people through communication channels is not sufficient, endless personalization results in a ‘personal media’ narrative, where we are only exposed to those who feel as we do. How else can we use technology to nurture empathy and true connectivity between individuals?
A collection of reference images from past projects by Freyja for Empathy project:
A collection of reference images from other practitioners:Shape Changing Materials Workshop from Jaskirat Randhawa on Vimeo.