O+ Festival Mural Series: Jess X Snow – “O Wind, Take Me to My Country” (Micro-Documentary)

Jess X. Snow painted the “O Wind, Take Me to My Country” mural in Kingston, NY as part of the 2016 O+ Festival: http://www.opositivefestival.org Artist’s Web site: http://www.jessxchen.com/ By exchanging the art of medicine for the medicine of art the non-profit O+ Festival empowers communities to take control of their collective wellbeing. You can make…

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Cassidy Barnes – The Mathematics of Nature and the Future of Human Systems

Cassidy Barnes presents a compelling model for analyzing how humans have distinguished and amplified isolation within larger natural processes and ecosystems. By expanding this notion to larger processes of oil extraction and energy consumption, Cassidy closes with a potential direction for future study and exploration through methane-harvesting and a re-envisioning of energy-production within this new…

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Diana Seiler – The Origins of Thai Massage and the Future of Healing Touch in the Paradigm of Modern Medicine

Massage therapist and teacher Diana Seiler offers a unique glimpse into the practice, history, and ritual of Thai Yoga Massage. By outlining her studies in Thailand, Diana describes this ancient healing art and its roots in natural patterns and Ayurvedic Medicine. The processes of presence and healing touch are explored, and interactive exercises are employed…

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David Brownstein – Building Character and Strengthening Connections

David Brownstein presents a heart-felt story of his journey from Wall Street trader to vanguard of nature-based education and community-building at Wild Earth in the Hudson Valley. By contrasting different cultural values and practices with his own personal path and perspectives, David offers a compelling re-evaluation of how we build relationships and work together for…

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O+ Alumnus Installs Sculpture at Northern Dutchess Hospital

The hospital in Rhinebeck, NY commissioned artist Tyler Borchert to install in the hospital courtyard a large work made with materials forged in the Hudson River. This video, made by O+ alumna Sarah Carlson, illustrates the art-making process and how art can enhance the healing experience. To commission O+ to curate your public space, email…

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Woodstock

Recently, I was listening to the iconic version of this song recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. It had an eerie resonance with my current life. I generally think it’s pretty crazy to re-record something so perfectly executed. But I decided to give it a try. Because… It seems like there’s some sort of…

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