Words from Dr. Rosakranse on Empathy and Digital Technology

The Empathy Wall I had the opportunity to share what I have learned during my academic life working on empathy, compassion, and digital technologies with How Stuff Works. I am so happy that they were able to relate recent findings in communication studies to what is happening in the world at this moment. It is…

Team Being

My work has always centered on combining technology, art, empathy, compassion, communication, and psychology to create and explore new modes of fostering a more compassionate world through digital media. I have revamped my website to begin a new initiative called Team Being that will curate my research, findings, and multimedia experiments at rosakranse.com.

Presentation for Facebook on Empathy and Technology

I was invited to Facebook to talk about empathy, technology, and social media on December 8th, 2016. I was able to also cover the findings from my dissertation research project.  After the presentation, we had a wonderful discussion on how social media use is affecting empathy, both by bolstering narcissistic tendencies and by creating a…

Blog Entries on Empathy Technology

Recently I’ve been writing a lot of definitions. I have to tell people my thoughts and conceptualizations in order for them to approve my research direction.  As anyone who has worked on a dissertation knows, this can be the fun part and the not so fun part.  However, it did remind me about my father…

COMM 107S: Engendering Compassion with Interactive Digital Media

COMM 107S: Engendering Compassion with Interactive Digital Media This course will draw on research regarding behavioral, cognitive, and physiological indicators and predictors of compassion, as well as computer-mediated communication, intimate and ubiquitous computing, social networking, and multitasking to better understand how interactive digital media affects compassionate behaviors, including altruism and helping. For their final project, students…

Project Tickle (d.school)

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectTickle Project Tickle is creating a haptic wristband for long distance couples! We need your help. What kind of sensation would you send to a distant lover’s wrist? A loving squeeze, a light stroke? Let us know. Also, would you use a product like this? project-tickle.com Finalist in the BASES project showcase,…

Common Ground: A Metta Compassion App

Welcome to Common Ground: A Metta Compassion Application. MIrroring traditional methods for engendering compassion, we have designed an application that facilitates a practice that increases the amount of loving-kindness we have not only for ourselves, but for our friends, acquaintances, and even strangers. Designed with four distinct learning phases that elicit compassionate responses, the application…