As this art project has developed I gather more and more information about the broad social contexts, and formal considerations of compassion as a field of study. The neuro- chemistry, social behavior, and psychological science of enacting compassion, in non-science speak, does people good. The science is intentional in the art work. The art object of a free pass token is an accessible ‘currency’ to mindfully and creatively participate in spontaneous compassion.
New York Times describing the positive outcome of a social experiment that prompted commuters to speak with a stranger on the ride to work.
Kellie Edwards article summarizing the cumulative effect of small interactions towards compassion.
Motif Magazine on the Free Pass Project and art without walls.
The Association for Psychological Science describes extensive and interdisciplinary information about the neuro chemical science involved in active compassion.
The Race Card Project prompts introspection and interactive discourse online. In six words, pratiapants share experience and thoughts on racial identity.
Providence Monthly helped introduce the Free Pass Project in New England.
The Center for Compassion and Altruism is affiliated with The School of Medicine at Stanford University. The site is a phenomenal resource for information, inspiration, and interdisciplinary resources in the fields of compassion.