This massive concentration of economic
resources in the hands of fewer people presents a significant threat to inclusive political and economic systems. Instead of moving forward together, people are increasingly separated by economic and political power, inevitably heightening social tensions and increasing the risk of societal breakdown Oxfam, “Working for the few” Jan 20, 2014.
Oxytocin Oxytocin is produced when
we are trusted or shown a kindness, and it motivates cooperation with others. It does this by enhancing the sense of empathy, our ability to experience others’ emotions.
Emotional simulation is the foundation
for empathy and is particularly powerful for social creatures like humans because it allows us to rapidly forecast if people around us are angry or kind, dangerous or safe, friend or foe. Such a neural mechanism keeps us safe but also allows us to rapidly form relationships with a wider set of members of our species than any other animal does. The ability to quickly form relationships allows humans to engage in the kinds of large-scale cooperation that builds massive bridges and sends humans into space.
Credit Flickr ~scotttboone CHALLENGES FOR
STORYTELLING In the Museum 1. Museums’ complicated relationship with fiction 2. Not enough storytellers 3. Buildings that are poorly designed for immersive experiences 4. Lack of tools to create and manage transmedia non-linear stories 5. Unnecessary barriers between museums and the performing arts