|Two participators hug each other after they shared eye contact with at an "Eye Contact Experiment" in Austria. — Photo The Liberators International
HA NOI (VNS) — Today the Active English Hub set up a site for locals to take part in the World's Biggest Eye Contact Experiment, a global event created by Liberators International—a social organisation that creates inspiring large scale participatory acts of kindness, dance and human connection in public places.
The experiment was devised by the organisation founders as a way to counteract the human isolation they saw in today's society – they say the vulnerability human interaction involves is avoided by avoiding sustained eye contact with community members. Holding eye contact with another person can evoke many feelings, which can be scary, especially when society encourages people to repress their deepest emotions and-or conform.
To participate in the event, attendees are asked to bring two pillows/cushions and a picnic rug. They will sit with and make eye-contact whoever comes to sit on the other cushion.
Several cities in Australia, Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium and Brazil will also take part.
The Ha Noi event will take place from 5pm to 8pm at Hoan Kiem Lake. — VNS