A Thesis can be empathetic to some, for example a group. And it may be an assumed common idea that should be interpreted locally and between people. But empathy is not central value, but a direction you will acquire and follow-up. Some will not experience it as particularly empathetic because their communication culture and social codes have other values for empathy.
To fully incorporate empathy in design and art, one must be honest with empathy in ideology and not as an idea of empathy. When transformation empathy into the visual expression a good platform will be provided for this purpose.
Languages can be shaped and contribute more or less to empathy. In Norway, when oil production and the oil industry came, it also brought a crowded English term into Norwegian language. Statistics we know that later /eventually there were more Norwegian oil-related words that replaced the English. It showed that the language of the profession was first linked to competence, but over time humanized. Now there is a higher level of competence in the Norwegian oil industry and the language of the language is clearly and measurably corrupted (Anne - Line Graedler UiO Sprogknytt 3-4 / 2002).
Both English and Norwegian became part of the language form, making it a more natural and contemporary language. The psychological form of language and the desire to be understood and understand, shapes the language over time. This was for success when the empathy followed into the design of communication element.
Open Design for E-very-thing.
November 21 – 24, 2016 Hong Kong, China
Hosted by the Hong Kong Design Institute
Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 seeks to explore the openness of design, namely the opening up of design process and design for openness.
Design for Democracy.
The spring before the Cumulus conference when the web page was established was the headline: Design for Democracy. After a few weeks the web page was closed and when it opened it had a new headline: Open Design for E-very-thing.
We know what we read when we see the two different headlines for the Cumulus conference in Hong Kong, but what do we want to understand?
One of Emmanuel Levina's problems in his book The Other Humanism. Is not the other, but the third, which is also a week and unanswered question in his discussion of empathy?
Who is first, second and third person when we look at Cumulus Hong Kong. mainland China - Beijing regime, Hong Kong people and those outside China Hong Kong?
- For two years ago the leader of a democratic movement in Hong Kong. Today, the situation is completely different. In five years there will be more pluralities for this among the Hong Kong inhabitants, Chan Ho-tin wins The Guardian. China Ho-tin is the spokesman for the democratization movement and pronounced this to The Guardian in August 2016.
Who is the third in this context?
The language for the Cumulus conference in Hong Kong is English and all communication with the conference is in English. The official local language is Cantonese and the official state language is Mandarin.
The three languages are written and set in loop and projected on the wall (Figures 4, 5 and 6). What we first see is chaos and disorientation of the animated text, but as you move into the room your shadow change the chaos. If two shadows overlap, we can read only the English text (Figure 3). In the design idea it is structured, you must contact and negotiate with another so that both shadows overlap. It must be established empathy between people, in this case coordinate movement, and one can see what is in the shade and a common discovery established.