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Empathy and Compassion in the Arts (Drawing, Writing, Stories, Poetry, Music, Dance, Fine Art, etc) - CultureOfEmpathy.com
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Guggenheim Forum: Perhaps more than any other trait, empathy defines what it is to be human.

Guggenheim Forum: Perhaps more than any other trait, empathy defines what it is to be human. | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

Perhaps more than any other trait, empathy defines what it is to be human. This installment of the Guggenheim Forum investigates the evolution of our basic ability to connect, its ability to cross boundaries ranging from those of culture to those of species, its relationship to morality, and how it is affected by the contemporary mediascape and the shattering and reconfiguration of social relations.

 

Panelists will include Meghan Falvey, a sociologist whose practice involves affective labor and inequality; G. Anthony Gorry, Friedkin Chair of Management and Professor of Computer Science at Rice University; University of Chicago neuroscientist Peggy Mason; and Lynne Soraya, journalist and author of the Asperger’s Diary blog for Psychology Today.

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Guggenheim museum : What Is Empathy? Forum tackles the issue of empathy ....

Guggenheim museum : What Is Empathy? Forum tackles the issue of empathy .... | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

What is empathy and how does it impact our daily lives? Beginning 9/24, and lasting the entire week, The Guggenheim museum will be sponsoring an online forum, “The Greater Good” which will cover this complex and nuanced topic. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective — the forum will look at empathy from many different perspectives. Perspectives will include:

 

What is empathy?
How is it represented across the boundaries of species?
What is its influence on how we relate to one another?
In what ways does technology impact empathy, in this complex and changing world? 

 

Lynne Soraya 

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The Concepts of Compassion and Empathy and the Artist: Louisville

The Concepts of Compassion and Empathy and the Artist:  Louisville | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

Why do or should you/we care about Compassion and Empathy, as artists? Because that is what we do! We are touchy-feely group – so to speak. Compassion and Empathy are our hallmarks and that is how we identify and communicate with our fellow man. It’s how we make our “point!”

 

And the world – at least the United States in 2012 – is STARVING for compassion and seeking a little empathy and someone to show them how to feel and act compassionate to their fellow man without giving up their own personal sovereignty. That is where we the artist comes into play! We need to SHOW them how to be compassionate again.

 

by Gary Crook

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Alanis Morissette: Empathy - Thank you for getting me - I'm healed by your empathy

There are so many parts that I have hidden and denied and lost
There are so many ways that I have cut off my nose to spite my face

 

There are so many colors that I still try to hide while I paint
And there are so many tunes that I secretly sing as I wait

 

You come along and invite these parts out of hiding
This invitation is the one that I've stopped fighting....

 

Thank you for seeing me
I feel so less lonely
Thank you for getting me
I'm healed by your empathy
Oh this intimacy
...

 

 

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Dee Reynolds & Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Kinesthetic Empathy

Dee Reynolds & Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Kinesthetic Empathy | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

Dee Reynolds is professor of French at the University of Manchester. She is editor/author of, among other books, Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Practices. A key interdisciplinary concept in our understanding of social interaction across creative and cultural practices, kinesthetic empathy describes the ability to experience empathy merely by observing the movements of another human being.

 

Dee is a founder of the 'Watching Dance: Kinesthetic Empathy' project that uses audience research and neuroscience to explore how dance spectators respond to and identify with dance. It is a multidisciplinary project, involving collaboration across organizations and four institutions. The project has a website, Ning group and held a conference.

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Empathy Mirrorbox: The Story of How Art Became Science

Mirrorbox: The Story of How Art Became Science

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Mirrorbox: The Story of How Art Became Science

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This week’s video comes from Megan Daalder, an instructor at UCLA’s Art/Science Nanolab. Nanolab is a two-week program for high school students at the intersection of art and science.

 

Daalder’s video tells the story about how one of her art projects morphed into an investigation into the psychology and neuroscience of empathy.

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ART- VISUAL LANGUAGE OF EMPATHY: Empathy and the act of Artistic Creation

ART- VISUAL LANGUAGE OF EMPATHY: Empathy and the act of Artistic Creation | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

I thought I start my blog with some thoughts on how I see my relationship with art and tthe place of empathy in artistic creation. I believe that art is the universal visual language of empathy. Not empathy as we understand it today, but rather empathy in its original meaning. So let’s talk about how it all began.

 

Einfühlung, the German word for EMPATHY, means: infeeling. In was first use, in l873 by German psychologist Robert Vischer, Einfühlung names the placing of human feelings into inanimate things, plants, animals, or other humans in a specific way. So originally Einfühlung fused a human’s experience with an object’s experience that it no longer felt like the human’s own experience but instead like that of the object.

 

by Danuta Bennett

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In Their Shoes: Experience, Education and Empathy

In Their Shoes: Experience, Education and Empathy | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

At an IPA event on Tuesday, Saatchi’s Head of Planning Richard Huntingdon commented that “beyond all else, what we do is empathy.” It’s true – the comms we create should be an act of empathy towards our audience. When the problem is just right, empathy itself can be the answer.

 

Complicated issues of debate – particularly around things like social justice, where the topic is one we don’t like to discuss – can lose people in the discussion. When the most important measure of success is understanding, the quickest route to the head is through the heart, as empathy. Parents know this. When they try to convince children of the wrongness of a situation, the phrase you’ll most often hear is: “well, how would you like it if…?”

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Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Practices

Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Practices | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it
The book Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Practices, Edited by Dee Reynolds and Matthew Reason is published by Intellect Ltd.

 

A key interdisciplinary concept in our understanding of social interaction across creative and cultural practices, kinesthetic empathy describes the ability to experience empathy merely by observing the movements of another human being.

 

ncouraging readers to sidestep the methodological and disciplinary boundaries associated with the arts and sciences, Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Practices offers innovative and critical perspectives on topics ranging from art to sport, film to physical therapy.

 

About the editors
Dee Reynolds is Professor of French at the University of Manchester. She has written two books, Rhythmic Subjects (Dance Books, 2007) and Symbolist Aesthetics and Early Abstract Art (CUP, 1995). She is Principal Investigator of ‘Watching Dance: Kinesthetic Empathy’ (www.watchingdance.org), a collaborative, interdisciplinary project funded by the AHRC 2008-2011.

 

Matthew Reason is a senior lecturer in Theatre and Head of MA Studies in Creative Practice at York St. John University. He has written two books, Documentation, Disappearance and the Representation of Live Performance (Palgrave 2006) and The Young Audience: Exploring and Enhancing Children's Experiences of Theatre (Trentham 2010) and is currently working on a collaborative AHRC funded project on kinesthetic empathy.

 

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Watching Dance: Kinesthetic Empathy

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'Watching Dance: Kinesthetic Empathy' uses audience research and neuroscience to explore how dance spectators respond to and identify with dance. It is a multidisciplinary project, involving collaboration across four institutions (University of Manchester, University of Glasgow, York St John University and Imperial College London).

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From Empathy to Cyberspace

Andrzej Głowacki - new book "From Empathy to Cyberspace" - Design Education Ideas - presented during IMM Cologne Fairs...
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On Empathy... I Choose Empathy

On Empathy...   I Choose Empathy | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

On Empathy... Artist Statement In searching to understand my everyday, I realized two things: What happens in my life widely differs from day to day, and one thing remains the same... that I live my life intentionally through the filter of empathy. We each are molded by our experiences. We learn what fits and what we need to cast off.

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Empathy, Affect, and the Photographic Image - The Guggenheim Museum...

Empathy, Affect, and the Photographic Image - The Guggenheim Museum... | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

Friday, September 21 @ 4:00 pm
In conjunction with Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, leading scholars discuss the role that empathy plays in the interactions among photographer, subject, and viewer. Organized by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, and moderated by George Baker, University of California, Los Angeles.

 Moderator introduction, George Baker, Associate Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles

 

“The Age of Empathy” and Rineke Dijkstra’s Photographic Portraits, Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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Abstraction and Empathy: The Guggenheim Museum...

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ABSTRACTION AND EMPATHY  August 15–October 16, 2009


Drawn from Deutsche Bank’s extensive collection of works on paper, this exhibition takes its inspiration, and its title, from Wilhelm Worringer’s seminal 1908 book Abstraction and Empathy. In this text, Worringer identifies two opposing tendencies pervading the history of art from ancient times through the Enlightenment.

 

He claims that in societies experiencing periods of anxiety and intense spirituality, such as those of ancient Egypt and the Middle Ages, artistic production tends toward a flat, crystalline “abstraction,” while cultures that are oriented toward science and the physical world, like ancient Greece and Renaissance Italy, are dominated by more naturalistic, embodied styles, which he grouped under the term “empathy.”

 

 

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Who Benefits From Empathy?

Who Benefits From Empathy? | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

In order to be in empathic dialogue, I must be able to imagine being the other person. It’s a deep discipline for me. It requires me to overcome the righteous pleasure of writing off the other person; of making myself ever so slightly superior, more human, more caring; of keeping my world safe and protected by eschewing others. I come face to face with the undeniable reality that this person who did this act is human just as much as me.

 

I plunge into that other world, that other and different experience that gave rise to that which is mysterious to me. Through that, I find them, I find their heart, even if they have lost it. I find their care, however deeply buried it is, even if they actively protest and deny it.

 

by: Miki Kashtan

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Analis Morisette: Empathy - Thank you for seeing me

There are so many parts that I have hidden and denied and lost
There are so many ways that I have cut off my nose to spite my face

 

There are so many colors that I still try to hide while I paint
And there are so many tunes that I secretly sing as I wait

 

You come along and invite these parts out of hiding
This invitation is the one that I've stopped fighting....

 

Thank you for seeing me
I feel so less lonely
Thank you for getting me
I'm healed by your empathy
Oh this intimacy
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Project to look at the decline of empathy

Project to look at the decline of empathy | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

A GLOBAL film project is setting out to explore empathy in the world today, and the community is called to be part of it.

Bilgola Plateau filmmaker Vivienne Somers is part of a team working on Stand in My Shoes , directed by Kurt Engfehr who co-produced Michael Moore's films Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine.The film is set to be built around studies suggesting empathy has declined within humanity, and real-life examples of where this decline is evident.

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Avatars and the Mirrorbox: Can Humans Hack Empathy?

Avatars and the Mirrorbox: Can Humans Hack Empathy? | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

Virtual avatars are one thing. But what about real bodies? Would identifying with another person's body make you behave more like that person? ..

 

These reports have gotten scientists interested in using the Mirrorbox as a tool to study and perhaps enhance empathy. Humans, after all, are prone to exclusion: Me, not you. Our group, not those others.


But humans also have a powerful capacity for empathy. Great men and women throughout the ages and around the world have been able to identify with the suffering of others and work tirelessly to alleviate it.

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The Watching Dance Project’s Videos on Vimeo

The Watching Dance Project’s Videos on Vimeo | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

Here are all of the videos that The Watching Dance Project has uploaded to Vimeo. Appearances are videos that The Watching Dance Project has been credited in by others.

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Contact Improvisation: An Intimate Dance - It is a form of empathy that is very direct

Contact Improvisation: An Intimate Dance - It is a form of empathy that is very direct | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

Contact Improvisation: An Intimate Dance - Documnetary Project:
"It is a form of empathy that is very direct  - you have to deal with each other. What are my needs right now and what do I percieve of my partners, moment to moment needs."

 

Contact Improvisation is a dance form that is well loved by those who practice it...and virtually unknown to those who do not. Imagine combining tango, martial arts and meditation, and you get an approximation of this wonderful dance form.

 

 

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Is Music the New Social Media? Empathy 'Entrainment'

Is Music the New Social Media? Empathy 'Entrainment' | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

A recent study at the University of Cambridge found that children that partake in music activity in a group setting are more prone to developing one of humankind’s noblest traits: empathy.

 

The research, though preliminary, may have an impact on how school systems, policymakers, and music educators view music as being integral to the development of children.

 

The year-long study, conducted in the U.K. by Tal-Chen Rabinowitch and Ian Cross, who are both on the music faculty at Cambridge, found that children between 8 and 11 years old involved in different types of group musical activities were more likely to develop empathy than those in control groups where music was not included.

 

by Edward Ortiz

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Eva Vigran & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Dance

Eva Vigran & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Dance | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

Empathy is like water, it flows and takes any shape. The opposite of empathy is like cold hard ice. In the dance we begin with self-empathy, by feeling into ourselves, melting the stress points, finding out what is going on in our bodies.

 

We get away from the words and can feel our breath and gravity. We can then start to feel and empathize with others. Our drop of water merges with others and we become a third body.

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Conference: Panel 4 Fostering Empathy With the Arts

Conference: Panel 4  Fostering Empathy With the Arts | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

This panel of guest artists from the fields of dance, music, theater, and design, shared their personal insights of how empathy plays a vital part in their various art forms. The artists also outlined how they would make empathy front and center in our culture through their art form.

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Empathy is putting yourself in someone else’s shoes

Empathy is putting yourself in someone else’s shoes | Empathy in the Arts | Scoop.it

What is Empathy? Empathy is putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. In other words, empathy is knowing how someone else feels.

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