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Civility Project

See how one New York homeless man’s advice will change your view on humanity.  The filmmaker is surprised that as they interview people about empathy, the miss hearing from a homeless person who was right in front of their eyes

Virtual Reality: The Empathy Machine 

Jason Silva makes the case for VR, but not just for games. Chris Milk was one of the first to coin VR as the "empathy machine". I agree wholeheartedly. I spent months editing this video in my spare time. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to VR as much as I do.

Sam Richards: A radical experiment in empathy (Ted Talk)

Can two countries at war dare to empathize with one another? Step by methodical step, sociologist Sam Richards gives his audience an extraordinary challenge: to allow a group of (mainly) Americans to understand — not approve of, but understand — the motivations of an Iraqi insurgent. A powerful talk.

An Experiment in Empathy (article and videos)

This a powerful and disturbing exploration of empathy as it relates to understanding gun violence.