“But I have tan skin, they don’t like me either?”Juliette, 6 years old.
The Empathy Lab has one goal, to drastically improve the way we build and share empathy.
To do this, Empathy Lab is on a mission to create community and business solutions where stories can be exchanged, understanding can be gathered, anonymous vitriol is impossible, and feelings can be shared. By having these conversations, we improve our social awareness and empathy for different people.
The problem that Empathy Lab is solving for is that communities of people thrive through shared stories yet people tend to avoid sharing those stories that point out their differences because they fear negative feedback. These stories that shape us are a mixture of a few grand tales, some tragedies, weird family gatherings, and many, many, boring routines. This rich mix is us, our richest commodity, and something that needs be shared in order to grow together.
In order to get these stories out in the open, we run single day workshops for communities and single-day / multi-day workshops for businesses.
An empathy network application is in the works. We would love your feedback as we build it, so let us know!
How do you get some Empathy Lab?
We currently run intense and uncomfortable workshops for communities of people and businesses. Learn more about our current business workshops.
We are also in the process of researching and developing a social empathy technology based on our workshop findings.