During the development of this work we engaged in a range of rich and often complicated artistic, emotional, and political subjects. Below is a list of institutions, programs, and artists that have oriented this project. If you would like to know more, get involved and/or connect, please see the info below.
CultureHub is a global art and technology community, advancing new work by artists experimenting with emerging technologies. CultureHub has grown into a global network with studios in New York, Los Angeles, Korea, Indonesia, and Italy, providing connected environments for artists to critically examine our evolving relationship to technology.
Eyebeam is a power station for invention, providing a space for experimentation that propels and uplifts the cultural conversation. Through its annual residency program, highly engaged community of alumni, advanced tools and resources, and shows and events, Eyebeam helps artists bring their work to life and out into the world. Eyebeam’s mission is to ensure artists become central in the invention and design of our shared future.
Museum of Old and New Art
The Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Hobart, Tasmania played a big role in our process and conversation. It is the largest privately funded museum in the Southern Hemisphere and houses ancient, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection.
The New Museum
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, founded in 1977 by Marcia Tucker was designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA. It is a seven-story, eight-level structure located in lower Manhattan. The New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas.
Performance Art Institute
The Performance Art Institute (PAI) is a multifaceted art space dedicated to performance art and issues that matter in human society and culture. Housing and showcasing new genre artists connected for performance, film, video, sound and avant-garde music, program focuses on the development and presentation of new work created in the atmosphere of PAI.
Pioneer Works is an artist-run cultural center that opened its doors to the public, free of charge, in 2012. Pioneer Works builds community through the arts and sciences to create an open and inspired world, encouraging radical thinking across disciplines by providing practitioners a space to work, tools to create, and a platform to exchange ideas that are free and open to all. https://pioneerworks.org/
ON THE SUBJECT OF CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY:
Creative Applications Network
CreativeApplications.Net (CAN) is one of today’s most authoritative digital art blogs. CAN’s central objective has been to facilitate a productive scenius that nurtures creative intersections, exchanges and networks between practitioners in art, media, design and technology. The site reports innovation across the field and catalogues projects, tools and platforms relevant to the intersection of art, media and technology.
Both a performing arts center and research and production facility, EMPAC provides an environment that supports the realization of complex artworks and research projects at any stage, from inception to completion. With four exceptional venues, EMPAC enables audiences, artists, and researchers to inquire, experiment, develop, and experience the ever-changing relationship between our senses, technology, and the worlds we create around us.
HeK is dedicated to digital culture and the new art forms of the information age. It is a place for creative and critical discourse on the aesthetic, socio-political and economic impact of media technologies. HeK serves as a vibrant hub for people involved in electronic art and digital culture: a media art competence center that is based in Switzerland but hardwired to global discourse.
MIT Media Lab
The MIT Media Lab is a research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, growing out of MIT’s Architecture Machine Group in the School of Architecture. Founded in 1985, the MIT Media Lab is one of the world’s leading research and academic organizations. Unconstrained by traditional disciplines, Media Lab designers, engineers, artists, and scientists strive to create technologies and experiences that enable people to understand and transform their lives, communities, and environments.
DevArt is art made with code, by developers that push the possibilities of creativity and technology. They use technology as the canvas and code as the raw materials to create innovative, engaging digital art installations. In 2014 DevArt launched a global initiative to find the interactive artists of tomorrow. Inviting developers from all over the world to push the artistic possibilities of code.
Games for Change
Games for Change empowers game creators and social innovators to drive real-world change using games and technology that help people to learn, improve their communities, and contribute to make the world a better place.
Ars Electronica Center
Ars Electronica is one of the world’s largest media art venues, a digital music festival, a showcase for creativity and innovation, and a playground for the next generation – Ars Electronica is a world-class festival for art, technology and society.
ON THE SUBJECT OF MOURNING AND HEALING:
The Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort
A nonprofit organization, has been the only organization of its kind specializing in training, carefully matching and supervising Doula Volunteers who visit individuals facing the end of life alone. http://www.doulaprogram.org/
Center for Bereavement
The Center of Bereavement serves to counsel individual mourners and their families, and to consult with, educate, and support those who service the bereaved and the community at large including schools and places of employment.
Loss and Renewal
The Center for Loss and Renewal is a leading New York City psychotherapy and consultation group dedicated to the practice of life transition therapy. It focuses on helping individuals to discover resilience, hope, meaning, and coping strategies in the presence of loss, trauma, work and relationship problems.
Reimagine End of Life is a community-wide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, ReImagine sparks experiences and festivals that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparation, and remembrance.
Institute for Expressive Analysis consultation center (IEA)
The Institute for Expressive Analysis Consultation Center offers referrals for psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to adults, adolescents, and children over five years old. IEA’s therapists are advanced post-graduate students and licensed professionals all dedicated to providing treatment that is grounded in contemporary theory and creative expression.
WHO – Violence Prevention
The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is a network of WHO Member States, international agencies and civil society organizations working to prevent violence. VPA participants share an evidence-based public health approach that targets the risk factors leading to violence and promotes multi-sectoral cooperation.
ON THE SUBJECT OF VETERANS:
Our Veterans alliance is an organization dedicated to the community of veterans, military members, and their families across the NYC Metro area with events, opportunities, organizations, and resources to improve their lives and empower them.
NYC Veterans Alliance
NYC Veterans Alliance is an organization that has led to change in NYC veterans and families. It looks to achieve community wellness and access to services for all veterans in New York City.
United States Veterans Artists Alliance
The United States Veterans Artists Alliance provides opportunities for veterans in the arts by highlighting the work of veterans in the arts, humanities, and entertainment industry along with the contributions veterans have made to the rich cultural history of our nation since the Revolutionary War.
Veterans for Peace
Veterans for Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using their experiences and lifting their voices. They inform the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars.
American Homeless Vets
The Center for American Homeless Veterans is a national nonprofit organization that fulfills its mission by advocating to the public and Congress about the needs and solutions for American Veterans, with emphasis on those left behind, such as homeless and disabled veterans.
Protect Our Defenders
Protect Our Defenders is the only national organization solely dedicated to ending the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military and to combating a culture of pervasive misogyny, sexual harassment, and retribution against victims.
ON THE SUBJECT OF PTSD:
Operation Warrior Wellness
Operation Warrior Wellness, a division of the David Lynch Foundation, offers the Transcendental Meditation-based Resilient Warrior Program, a simple, easy-to-learn, evidence-based approach to relieving symptoms of PTSD and major depression and developing greater resilience to stress.
National Center for PTSD – U.S Department of Veterans Affairs
The mission of the National Center for PTSD is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America’s Veterans and others who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from PTSD, through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders.
Weill Cornell Medicine Virtual Reality Therapy
The Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (“PATSS”) is a specialized program within Weill Cornell Medical College’s Department of Psychiatry. A pioneer in the field of anxiety disorders, PATSS offers a state of the art approach to patient care that brings innovation to tried-and-true therapeutic techniques. The Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies is pioneering the use of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy in the treatment of a number of anxiety and stress-related disorders.
NIP Trauma Treatment
The Trauma Treatment Center is a short-term, sliding scale treatment service for adults. Treatment is informed by the integration of EMDR with psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapy. NIP trauma therapists are licensed mental health practitioners trained in EMDR and located throughout Manhattan.
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
ISTSS is an international interdisciplinary professional organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about traumatic stress.