Director Stefan Hunt’s Emotional Dance Short, “They Saw The Sun First”

With voice-over guidance from NYC's elderly, a poignant film about life, death, and the dances we do in-between

“I started working on this project when I noticed a lack of eldership in my life,” director Stefan Hunt says about the creation of his dance-documentary hybrid short, They Saw The Sun First. The eight-minute film—directed by Hunt, produced by Jess Lowe Chaverri, shot by Cole Graham and choreographed by Vanessa Varghese—pairs dances with recorded conversations of NYC’s elderly, an unexpectedly synchronous combination. He continues, …

New Technology for Every Phase of Life

The first hours of CES 2020 were proof of technology's ambitions as caregiver

In the first hours of CES 2020, at CES Unveiled: Las Vegas, some products— either conceptual or available for purchase now—seem poised to adopt the role of caregiver, or (more ominously) monitor of our lives. Others are wired to assist in the conception of human life. While a few are dedicated to life for infants and their guardians. We’re seeing that technology isn’t reserved for …

“New Aging” Plans for a Multi-Generational Future

A book that serves as a guide to rethinking age and community

The stigma surrounding aging is not a new phenomenon, but it is one that evolves and changes with the times. For many, it’s a fear and with this fear comes judgment. After seven years of research with the University of Pennsylvania, architect Matthias Hollwich, of the acclaimed firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN), has a few ideas for the betterment of society and its aging members as …