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Mars, Rolling in Ecstasy at Your Feet

“You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen…learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”-Franz Kafka

Read more on the Oz’ Blog. Touring the Stories, Memes and Beliefs that light up the Mean Streets of Science. 

Oz’ Blog is written by Camie Bontaites, Creative Content Producer at Chabot Space Center, Oakland.

Wesley Grubbs founded Pitch Interactive, with over 19 years of experience in the interactive industry. Wes is in charge of technical and creative direction and managing all crucial aspects that define the project scope, client expectations, deliverables and story telling. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems and a Bachelor’s degree in International Economics from the University of Arkansas. Built upon his life experiences, education and his innate interest in the brain and cognition, Wes’ work focuses on revealing patterns about human behavior and how our actions impact our surroundings.


“Practical Empathy is not about the kind of empathy where you feel the same emotions as another person. It’s about understanding how another person thinks—what’s going on inside her head and heart. And most importantly, it’s about acknowledging her reasoning and emotions as valid, even if they differ from your own understanding. This acknowledgment has all sorts of practical applications, especially in your work. This book explores using empathy in your work, both in the way you make things and the way you interact with people.”

Indi’s book focuses on cognitive empathy, which offers a huge and hugely practical payoff to anyone involved in just about any aspect of design.

Practical Empathy by Indi Young

Published by Rosenfield Media

LATE NITE ART™ is an international social enterprise, based in Oakland, California, that unleashes creativity and shifts the culture of communities, groups and teams. Their interactive workshops and trainings use collaborative art-making, cool beats, delicious local food and provocative conversations to ignite imaginations, enliven learning, and help organizations foster a creative culture. You don’t need to be able to color within the lines or draw portraits of fruit bowls – you just need eyes, ears and an open mind.

Creative Mornings Oakland is honored to have Adam Rosendahl, Co-founder and CEO of LATE NITE ART™ speak July 31 on the theme of COLLABORATE