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Metaphoring: Creating Shared Narratives of Emotions by Camp Curiosity #3
February 5, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
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This event is a rerun of the Metaphoring salon, and is adapted for US & Asia timezones.
Whether it’s as stiff as a dead leaf, or as tumultuous as the rolling storm…we each experience a wide range of emotions that are rooted in our own unique biology and psychology. Have you ever wondered how others experience the same emotion? Could it be that larger cultural and societal forces affect our emotional experiences? Not to mention, our very own memories or trauma? Is there a way for us to map each of our unique experiences into a rich cartography of collective emotions?
In this workshop salon, Camp Curiosity members co-host a novel metaphor-building game developed through our curious explorations together. Participants will hand-pick an emotion from the feelings wheel and everyone is encouraged to come up with metaphors to describe their relationship with that particular emotion. Then, we’ll discuss the metaphors and try to stitch them together in search of collective meaning.
This salon is perfect for those who are looking to experience different textures in emotions and to gain a wider understanding of the human condition, as perceived through another individual’s metaphor. We invite you to participate with a light heart and deep curiosity.
About Camp Curiosity
Camp Curiosity is a group of curious Interintellect members who first found each other through Helena Ng’s Down the Rabbit Hole salon series. During one particular salon which lingered into a passionate, 5-hour discussion on emotional awareness, the group of kindred spirits developed a spontaneous game of metaphoring and exchanged personal stories to understand more about each other’s emotions.
Co-host Luke Butler shares his thoughts on the metaphoring journey:
Recommended Reading and Watching
Feeling, in situ (Aeon)
Tapping into the Power of Metaphors (FrameWorks Institute)
Inside Out – Pixar
How Emotions are Made – The Secret Life of the Brain
by Lisa Feldman Barrett: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23719305-how-emotions-are-made
Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain
by Lisa Feldman Barrett
Storytelling agents: why narrative rather than mental time travel is fundamental
by Rosa Hardt
Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words
by David Whyte