Seung Chan Lim, better known as
Slim, is the director for project Realizing Empathy. Realizing Empathy is
a project that asks what it means to make something, how it works as a
process, and why it matters to our lives. It explores these questions
across disciplines such as fine arts, performing arts, design, science,
"As a designer, I must find ways to harness the most complex
of technologies into an experience that is not only pleasant, but also
empowering and meaningful. As an engineer, I must make sure that I can not
only talk the above talk, but also walk the above walk. As a strategist, I
must make sure that the talk is not only talked, but heard, and the walk is
not only walked, but seen."
"What I have learned from this experience is that making things is
analogous to engaging in an empathic conversation with another person."
The Connections Between Empathy And Creativity: An Interview With Seung
Chan Lim From RealizingEmpathy.com
Seung Chan – also known as Slim – is a Computer Scientist
and Manager by training, Designer by trade and, he says, “Performer by
birth.” Just to give you an idea of his varied and creative background
and current interests… prior to embarking on the Realizing Empathy
project, Slim served as the Assistant Director of Engineering and Senior
Software Design Engineer at MAYA Design, and was also an independent DJ,
Music Producer and Performance Director by night. Slim says that when
he’s not fighting for the right to empathize and to be empathized, he is
acting, directing, dancing, composing, programming, or woodworking.
This panel of guest artists from the fields of dance, music, theater,
and design, shared their personal insights of how empathy plays a vital
part in their various art forms. The artists also outlined how they
would make empathy front and center in our culture through their art
This panel of guest artists
from the fields of dance, music, theater, and design, shared their
personal insights of how empathy plays a vital part in their
various art forms. The artists also outlined how they would make
empathy front and center in our culture through their art form.