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The World's Biggest Eye Contact Experiment 2018 in Eindhoven

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18 Septemberplein

5611 Eindhoven

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Let's share a minute eye contact with strangers in public to rebuild our sense of shared humanity in EINDHOVEN!

This is part of The World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment coordinated by The Liberators International in cities all over the world on Saturday September 22 - 2018 and your participation will help create a global video message for peace and human connection for years to come.

For our English speaking friends:
a short explanation about The World's Biggest Eye Contact Experiment, participation and some house rules during the experiment.

The ONLY intention of this global experiment is to have EYE CONTACT. Because we all want to be seen for who we truly are. Drop your guards, your expectations about who you are, who you want to be and how others perceive you. What we want to ask you is to come only in the name of your pure self. Leave your ego as well as other (commercial) expressions at home.

Were?
18 Septemberplein Eindhoven (the square in front of the Bijenkorf)

What to bring?
(bring 2 pieces if you want to invite someone for eye contact.)
cushion
yogamat
picknick rug
small folded chair
just yourself and nothing else (there are some marked places to stand)

Be on time. Our Eye Contact Crew volunteers (you recognize them wearing safety vests and ECE badges) can help you to get started.

the idea:
Where has the human connection gone? How often do we look someone straight in the eyes for one minute or more? What happens when we try?

This social experiment is part of The World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment coordinated by The Liberators International in cities all over the world and your participation will help create a global video message for peace and human connection for years to come. Its incredible what can happen, if you just open your eyes.

More updates about the experiment follow soon, so stay tuned and feel free to invite others. Everyone is welcome!


Voor onze Nederlands sprekende vrienden:
Een korte uitleg over The World's Biggest Eye Contact Experiment, meedoen en een paar huishoudelijke mededelingen omtrent de organisatie van dit experiment.

De enige intentie van dit wereldwijde experiment is het hebben van OOGCONTACT. Omdat we allemaal gezien willen worden. Laat dus voor een moment je verwachtingen over wie je bent of hoe anderen jou zien varen. Wat wij jou willen vragen is uitsluitend uit naam van je pure zelf te komen. En je zowel ego als (commerciële) uitingen thuis te laten.

Waar?
18 Septemberplein in Eindhoven (het grote plein voor de Bijenkorf)
Wanneer? 22 September 2018 van 13.00-17.00
Wat kun je meenemen? (eventueel in 2-voud voor de ander die je uitnodigt voor oogcontact)
Kussen
yogamat
opvouwbaar stoeltje
Alleen jezelf (er zijn ook gemarkeerde staanplaatsen)

Kom op tijd. De medewerkers van de Eye Contact Crew (herkenbaar aan de veiligheids vesten en Eye contact Crew badges) kunnen je helpen om deel te nemen aan het experiment.

Het idee:
Waar is de connectie tussen mensen gebleven? Wanneer kijken we onbekenden nog aan, langer dan een minuut? Wat zou er gebeuren als we dit doen?

Dit sociale experiment is deel van 'The Worlds Biggest Eye Contact Experiment, gecoördineerd door The Liberators International in steden over de hele wereld op Zaterdag 22-09-2018 tussen 13.00-17.00. Jouw deelname draagt bij aan het creëren van een video over vrede, liefde en menselijke verbintenis. Het is ongelofelijk wat er kan gebeuren, als je het maar wilt zien.

GLOBAL INFO

Let's share a minute eye contact with strangers in public to rebuild our sense of shared humanity in EINDHOVEN!

This is part of The World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment → coordinated by The Liberators International in cities all over the world on Saturday 22-09-2018 and your participation will help create a global video message for peace and human connection for years to come.

Where has the human connection gone in our big cities? In this public experiment we discover what happens when we intentionally share eye contact with strangers...We had no idea how quickly things would escalate!



The idea is simple

1. We will have clear signs that say “Where has the human connection gone? Share 1 minute of eye contact to find out…”
2. Then we sit down on picnic rugs with 2x pillows each and invite members of the public to come and share a moment of eye contact with us.
3. We enjoy the afternoon together then upload the video to the Liberators in Perth, Australia where they will edit all the global video footage to create an amazing video to be shared all over the world!

When & Where?

We will meet on Saturday September 22rd 2018 at 13.00 pm in the citycentre of Eindhoven on the 18 Septemberplein.

What to Bring?

Please come in smart casual clothing with a picnic rug and 2x pillows to be comfortable.

Optional Extra's?

Instead of pillows you can bring 2x folding chairs, this makes it easier for the elderly to sit.
Instead of pillows you can bring 2x Hula Hoops, this is great for standing eye contact.

How You Can Help

1. We are currently searching for volunteers to help start the experience off & to help capture on video. So tell us if you’d like to help organise this with us by commenting on the page.
2. Click attending on this event.
3. Invite your interested friends and family to this event.
4. Share this event on your facebook wall.
5. Watch the original video of the experience here → http://on.fb.me/1QxT4mN
6. Watch the video of the very first edition in 2015 here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u-VH3fiyIo

Much Love,

Pop Up Yoga Eindhoven
Aïda Spaninks

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