CHICAGO Search Results: “empathy”

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Do Shit You Love: Innovations of the Heart


Firebelly is committed to cultivating connections between human beings and ideas, inspiring conscious thought and action. As early advocates for socially responsible design, they pioneered an ethic that values honesty, empathy and Good Design for Good Reason™.

"We rely on our intention, intellect and instinct to guide us as we build effective communication tools that encourage conversation and engagement in and across communities to effect positive social change."

Firebelly is also responsible for the UX design of the PechaKucha website.

This presentation was recorded at March's Table Talks, a "Powered by PechaKucha" event series hosted by Table XI in Chicago. View more Table Talks presentations on the Table XI Channel.

"Presentation of the Day" for March 27, 2013.

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The Importance of Being Empathetic


Data scientist Bo Peng offers a few lessons from her personal experiences on how and how not to use data to solve problems. She emphasizes the need to focus on the end user, and how putting yourself in their shoes can dramatically improve your work.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 20, 2014.

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The Empathic Writer

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

Life's journey is not linear.  Erika Harris takes us with her on the pathways and through the gateways that inform her life and practice. 

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Drawing Builds Empathy

@ VOL 36 ON DEC 01, 2015

Claire Montana Jencks, the last of the pre-cellphone generation, uses drawing  instead of her digital device to collect memories.  

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Grandma's House

@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

Marya Spont-Lemus is a writer, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. In 2014, she co-created the FrankenToyMobile. Marya lives and works on the South Side and endeavors to enable a more empathetic and equitable society.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “empathy”


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Connecting the empathy gap

@ VOL 31 ON DEC 04, 2014

Scott Baker and Ross Curtner are the founders of Adjacent Possibilities. They bring together diverse sectors to creatively showcase solutions to complex problems. In their first iteration in art+energy, they connected artists with cleantech entrepreneurs and curated an exhibition on the human capacity to address climate disruption. Adjacent Possibilities is currently developing future projects on water, climate and cities.

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Walk a Mile in my Shoes

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 13, 2016

This incredible talk is about a man's path to enlightment and empathy via the shoes on his feet, and those purchased along the way.  A tale of fetish and frienships that ask us all to cosider how we treat others, a true reminder of what it is to be humane.

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The Power of Empathy

@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

"Empathy is important because it's how we connect with other people."

In a time where technology and a global community have made our world
smaller and more accessible, people appear to be less tolerant and compassionate toward their fellow human beings.In "The Power of Empathy" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 30Nicole M Adams-Quackenbush will show us how to understand different types of empathy and how they can be used to enhance and maintain our humanity.

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Empathy in Innovation


For this presentation, Tom Ciprian talks about how walking in another person's shoes allows us to understand one another so that we can learn how to connect to the world around us.

He says that applying empathy to innovation means we're hearing the voice of the customer so that our decisions and actions can serve a bigger purpose.

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Words, words, words

@ VOL 8 ON OCT 26, 2017

Bibliophile Henry Young loves to read. His story about the power of reading and the benefits of reading begin with an unfortunate incident whilst holidaying in Italy ...

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Own your Reality

@ VOL 25 ON MAR 27, 2018

This presentation is about playing the cards you have been dealt the best you can, by owning and accepting the positives and negatives that are thrown your way in this journey we call life.

Christopher Thompson is a singer, songwriter, and entrepeneur who recently moved back to Portland from Southern California. Chris founded the band/brand Freaks of the Sea in 2016 as a vehicle to spread empathy and understanding.

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The Importance of Being Empathetic

Data science and empathy don't often overlap, but here's why they ought to: Data scientist Bo Peng offers a few lessons from her personal experiences on how and how not to use data to solve problems. In "The Importance of Being Empathetic" from a special Technology for Social Good edition of Table XI's Table Talks, Bo emphasizes the need to focus on the end user, and how putting yourself in their shoes can dramatically improve your work.

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Education = Fun

We need to redefine the role of the teacher. We don’t need information transferrers or deficit detectives, we need treasure hunters who direct children along their paths. Visual journalist Janna Ulrich speaks on the importance of connecting and relating disparate subject within education. In “Education = Fun” from PKN Breda Vol. 7, she suggests that education currently lacks core elements of fun, analysis, and empathy.

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Drawing Tells a Better Story

"We are different, but we have something to share, like all of you ... I think the concept of love or empathy is not based on race or color or gender or religion. We all share this amazing feeling."One of the biggest stories in 2015 was the migrant crisis from Syria and parts of the Middle East. Kyoto-based researcher, and Syrian national, Rodi Alkader, has been drawing his thoughts on paper for years, but as the crisis unfolded, his drawings became a profound way for him to deal with his emotions. In this very personal presentation, "Drawing Tells a Better Story", from PechaKucha Night Kyoto Vol 19, Rodi shares his family's situation and adds a unique voice to the conversation. This presentation was part of the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015. 

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"The money, the things, the titles, the dates - they are all limitations the try to separate us. But we are one people, with one heart, and we are walking together." In Kinship from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 18, Jandamarra Cadd shared some of his paintings, which depict aspects of the human condition and his vision of using art to create harmony, empathy, respect and understanding for all people. is an Aboriginal Australian Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung descendent, and an inspirational man with many stories to tell. With his vibrant and expressive portraitures, Jandamarra’s art is a powerful medium to bridge the story telling divide between Aboriginal and mainstream Australia. After enduring a challenging childhood, painting has been a way of life that has enabled him to express his creativity.