Wrocław To Take Part In ‘World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment’

Around 200 or so Wrocławians are expected to gather on the Rynek on Saturday for the 2017 edition of the 'The World's Biggest Eye Contact Experiment'.

The event, which has been timed to coincide with the UN International Week of Peace, takes place on Wrocław's market square between 4pm and 7pm tomorrow. Similar gatherings have been organised in other cities all over the world. 

As part of the experiment people will share 1 minute of eye contact with a stranger in order to create "an authentic, loving and respectful platform for human connection to flourish in public." 

The people behind the experiment have explained their motivation for the idea on their website:

Our global society has become thirsty for true connection and this experience allows you to be the change you wish to see in the world by creating an authentic, loving and respectful platform for human connection to flourish in public. When we feel connected to each other, we feel more peaceful, more open and less alone. Sharing one minute of eye contact enables all of this to flow without the need for even speaking the same language.

The Liberators International (organisers of the event)

What do you make of the experiment? Creepy? Fascinating? Much needed in today's times? Pointless perhaps? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section. 

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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