Human Connections

I believe human connection is a key to improving people’s well-being. Here, I will share projects around the world which are fulfilling the purpose. Here I share some projects and research which I find inspiring, harnessing the power of connections between people:

 

Projects

Humans of New York, photography blog with stories from New Yorkers with huge success:

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/

Touching Strangers, a photography blog where strangers were incentivized to touch and pose for a photo:

http://imgur.com/a/JQF6O

 

Art 

512 Hours, Marina Abramovic’s latest work in London’s Serpentine Gallery:

http://time.com/2865045/marina-abramovic-512-hours/

 

Ad campaign

Coca-cola’s happiness campaign to connect people:

http://www.mobiledia.com/news/198851.html

 

Technology

20 Day Stranger, an app being developed by MIT to introduce empathy by connecting strangers anonymously for 20 days:

http://www.20daystranger.com/

Secret, an app to share anonymously, allowing collective subconscious from friends

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3033073/innovation-by-design/how-two-ex-googlers-turned-a-crappy-messaging-service-into-a-100m-app?utm_source=facebook#1

Research

On human connection and happiness:

http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/topic/connecting/connection-happiness

On interacting stranger and increase in happiness:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/26/opinion/sunday/hello-stranger.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=2&msource=MAG10

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/18/danny-harris-tedx-strangers_n_5507859.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000054&ir=Impact

 

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