As unique individuating cells in the body of humanity, our creative freedom, love and joy rely on how we pay attention. What we pay attention to actually determines who and what we experience our selves to be. We are designed to "suffer" both attraction and avoidance - as pleasure and pain - whenever we do not perceive the whole of existence in a more-or-less undivided way. It's a little known fact that our best qualities can be amplified far beyond what most of us have ever experienced, simply by paying attention-to-attention itself. 'Conscious Media' can orchestrate both collective and individual attention - causing significant transformation - for theatre audiences as well as video game players. Experientially, undivided attention is indistinguishable from unconditional love and is the source of all recreative intelligence. We are designed to be an Enlightened Species: to be Awake as ONE and MANY.
As Director of the Human Connection Institute, I have spent twenty years collaborating with eminent scientists and educators - internationally - conducting both objective and experiential media-research in this field. http://www.connectioninstitute.org