Empathy Jam
Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Venue: The Curtis Hotel
Room: Hopscotch (3rd floor)
How does technology prevent us and provide us with tools to experience empathy? Where does it help or hinder high-quality connections between people? This experimental session will begin with a centering empathy exercise and design briefing. Audience members will form teams and create digital and analog ways to evoke empathy and high quality connections between people. We will debrief the strengths and challenges of various approaches and discuss how they might work in our institutions. We hope participants walk away with their hearts open and their minds churning on the contradictions, complications, and possibilities of empathy and digital culture in our lives and institutions.

Type of Session
OTHER: Experiential Learning
Session Leader : Mimosa Shah, Adult Program Coordinator, Skokie Public Library
Co-Presenter : Beck Tench, Ph.D Student, University of Washington
Co-Presenter : Elizabeth Bouton, Exhibits Associate, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Co-Presenter : Rachel Ropeik, Manager of Public Engagement, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Co-Presenter : Jason Alderman, Creative Technologist, Cloud Chamber