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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, aebeffel@syr.edu

    Slide 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