Monday, April 27, 2015

How Empathy Fuels the Creative Process

In this TED talk, Seung Chan Lim shares stories and theories that arose from his recent research into the intersection between empathy and the creative process of "making." When we hear the word "connection," we often envision a line being drawn between two separate circles. This talk  intends to challenge this model of connection, arguing for an alternate model, where connection happens not when we draw a line between two circles, but when we remove an artificial line separating an already connected circle.
Seung Chan Lim is an award-winning designer and researcher/engineer. He is the author of "Realizing Empathy: An Inquiry Into the Meaning of Making." and is the director for the related "Realizing Empathy", a project that asks what it means to make something, how it works as a process, and why it matters to our lives. It explores these questions across disciplines such as fine arts, performing arts, design, science, and engineering.
This talk might seem a bit off topic, but we think it is a great one. Very insightful.

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