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make eye contact or go to jail

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Make 100% eye contact or get sent to jail. 

8:00: doors open
8:30 - 9:00: eye contact practice & feeling comfortable with eye contact (without going numb)
9:00+: 100% eye-contact conversations

Three strikes and you must go to jail. One strike each time you're caught not making eye contact during conversation. Please give strikes to autist offenders. Please send three-strikers to jail.

To get parole, you must make silent and present eye contact with another person for two minutes straight.

At any time you may also visit the emotional eye doctor. 

More info

  • This is not a staring contest. This is about making fun, present eye contact.

  • $5 venmo at door to cover refreshments (or bring some!)

  • We're trying to have this be large (~70 people) and roughly sex-balanced (2:1 - 1:2)

  • Invite your friends!

  • ALSO: We're looking for emotional / vibes volunteers. Reply your registration email to let me know you're interested.

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Backstory 

I ran an eye contact event last month where everyone who attended became significantly more comfortable with making 100% eye contact during both individual and group conversations.

For me the transition moment was when you prompted us to think about an occasion where eye contact felt easy. I thought about a cat that I once lived with, I would be proactively looking him in the eye and saying how much I love him hahaha. That felt very natural and easy. Then, with that feeling I was able to start appreciating people that I’m having eye contact with without the awkwardness. Also more curiosity aroused as well!! (Since for me it’s easy to look at something for a long time when I’m really curious about it.)

Two weeks later, multiple attendees have told me that this effect is still present, eg:

I'm far more aware of both the eye contact I give and the eye contact I receive. I'm especially aware of how good I feel when I receive it and so I've been trying to give it out more, anticipating that others feel the same.

Now we’re running a party version!

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