A wise friend once encouraged me to make space for dreaming in my daily practice. To give myself wide open expanses, huge vistas, and spacious skies for visioning.

This practice of visioning is opening up new worlds within my Heart. As an artist, activist, facilitator, and environmental scientist, I’ve been exploring ways to use my artistic practice in service to Life on Earth. I’ve been dreaming of ways to explore new cultural narratives and myths that celebrate our “interbeing” (Charles Eisenstein, The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible). …

Chihiro demonstrating the ‘Befriending the Monster’ strategy with No Face from Hayao Miyazaki’s Sprited Away

When I was a little girl, I used to be afraid of the dark. If I had to go up to my room by myself at night I would run as fast as my little legs could carry me, returning quickly to the safety of my family in our well-lit living room. Yet, for a child that was so afraid of the dark in the real world, I was oddly heroic, emboldened and courageous in the face of darkness in my dream world.

That’s not to say that I didn’t have “bad dreams” as a kid. I remember having intense…

The excitement, fear, and general chatter surrounding the rise of Virtual Reality (VR) technology is palpable.

The conversations include developers who laud VR’s potential as an impactful social change agent and next-level education platform. Others fear a dystopian, real world “Matrix;” complete with a machine take over of a passive, dissociated, and fragmented human population. Even those who don’t see the relevance or importance of VR to their daily lives have something to say.

Regardless of the hype, it’s here to stay. VR is one of the fastest growing tech industries globally; with organizations from the UN to Facebook investing…

Haris Adele Peteranecz

Multidimensional Storyteller, working at the intersection of immersive art, social & environmental justice, and community building.

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