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Created with a growing list of collaborators from schools, colleges and arts institutions.
Contemplative Video Project
Conceived of by Anne Beffel, Artist and Associate ProfessorSyracuse University
What does the world look like from a non-violent point of view?
Without attention, empathy hasnt a chance
Daniel Goleman, Social Intelligence
Much of the timeour everyday minds are in a state of reactivity
Mark Epstein, Thoughts Without A Thinker
We are more open to insights from the unconscious mind when we are not thinking of anything in particular.
Anytime you can just daydream and relax is useful in the creative process: a shower, long drives, a quiet walk.
Art of Creativity, Goleman and Kaufman
Contemplative Video Project
Sitting Still: the Contemplative Video Project allows the audience to discover different perspectives through the simple act of sitting still and observing videos of daily scenes, ranging from those that inspire awe to those that compel viewers to participate and intervene. It uses fast-paced new media communication forms such as video and Web sites, with an emphasis on slowing down.
Videos Created from a Perfectly Still Point of View
High School and College Students Collaborate
Museum Exhibitions Everson Museum of Art (below) University of Memphis Museum of Art
Participants Conducting Radio Interview
Travel Abroad and Public Screenings
Global Reach via the Mindful Connections website
Currently Under Construction Susan Dischiave, Assistant Professor of Practice, and graduate students from the
School of Information Studies, Syracuse University New York Design Firm, Napkin
Mindful Connections Web Page Mock Up
Non-didactic Approach Enables
Viewing something from multiple perspectives
Noticing what is present
Awareness of multidimensionality of people, places and things
Participants from : University of Memphis: Art Museum, Department of
Foundation, Department of Architecture Syracuse University: Department of Foundation, iSchool
Graduate Program High Schools: Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central
High, Overton; Corcoran; Henninger; Nottingham Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY Zen Center Hoen-ji, Syracuse, NY The Alchemical Nursery, Syracuse, NY Say Yes to Education, Syracuse, NYFor information contact Anne Beffel, firstname.lastname@example.orgSlide 1What does the world look like from a non-violent point of view?Without attention, empathy hasnt a chance Much of the timeour everyday minds are in a state of reactivitySlide 5Contemplative Video ProjectSlide 7High School and College Students Collaborate Museum Exhibitions Everson Museum of Art (below) University of Memphis Museum of ArtSlide 10Slide 11Slide 12Slide 13Global Reach via the Mindful Connections website Non-didactic Approach Enables Slide 17