Empathy-building in Silicon Valley

I was honored to present “Designing for Empathy: What, How, and Why?” at the recent Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference in San Jose:

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“Empathy As Disruptive Innovation” at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting 2017, St. Louis, MO

Team “Fostering Empathy Through Museums” presented “Empathy as Disruptive Innovation” at the American Alliance of Museums 2017 Annual Meeting in St. Louis!

Abstract: Empathy, the ability to feel like another, is a catalyst for behavioral change. Understanding the conditions that foster empathy might be the disruptive innovation that inspires solutions to a range of local and global challenges. Museums can contribute to human socioemotional development that advances positive societal progress through experiential learning, narratives about shared humanity and our planet, and as forums for reflection and dialogue. Four museum representatives will examine the role of empathy as an institutional core value, as integral to the curatorial, design, and educational program development processes, and as an intentional outcome in behavioral change.

“Empathy as Disruptive Innovation” –Presenting at the AAM Annual Meeting, 2017

“Empathy as Disruptive Innovation” –Presenting at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 7. Please attend our session if you are also at the conference!

http://annualmeeting.aam-us.org/blog/event/empathy-as-disruptive-innovation/

Abstract: Empathy, the ability to feel like another, is a catalyst for behavioral change. Understanding the conditions that foster empathy might be the disruptive innovation that inspires solutions to a range of local and global challenges. Museums can contribute to human socioemotional development that advances positive societal progress through experiential learning, narratives about shared humanity and our planet, and as forums for reflection and dialogue. Four museum representatives will examine the role of empathy as an institutional core value, as integral to the curatorial, design, and educational program development processes, and as an intentional outcome in behavioral change.

Upcoming Event: “The Growing Role of Empathy in the Arts” –a panel discussion on April 20

Friends near Washington, D.C. area –Please join me in a conversation on “The Growing Role of Empathy in the Arts” at a panel organized by the Middle East Institute, the Jerusalem Fund, and the Goethe Institut at Gallery Al Quds (Thursday, April 20 at noon – 2 p.m. –light lunch will be served):

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102919617474&ca=526759f1-de0f-4b28-bdd4-51ea4a73a672

 

Hacked by the “Museum Hack”

The “Museum Hack” group has just published a fun (and a surprise) slide deck based on my recent article “Five Ways Museums Can Increase Empathy In Our World,” for the U.C. Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center:

https://museumhack.com/museums-promote-empathy/?utm_source=Museum+Professionals&utm_campaign=7563a32f02-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_08af5cfaa9-7563a32f02-129221913&mc_cid=7563a32f02&mc_eid=ffba9b82a7