"“Our technology forces us to live mythically”
— Marshall McLuhan
We see ourselves as part of nature and not outside of it. Technology is our tool: we use it to enhance human life and support the natural world.The destiny of humanity cannot be separated from the destiny of nature.
Since 2008, we've done more than refine an old tradition: We've started a new one. To the novice, immersive entertainment is defined as an experience that brings together a number of different art forms—everything from cinema and television to theater and gaming—but to the experienced eye, its much more. Immersive entertainment is a complex blend of art, science, and technology that relies upon an understanding of human psychology. Our transdisciplinary design framework brings together data from ten dimensions of human activity, resulting in an award-winning framework that utilized across the fields of foresight, media, entertainment, retail, education, and activism.
Intimate / Participatory
The future is beyond paradox: today’s narratives are collaborative/individual, diverse/unique.
THE POWER OF STORY
Storytelling opportunies are all around us.
Our innovative EGM-Integral framework spans genres and intent—it is an expansive toolbox designed to support deep emotional connection in immersive experiences.
Each story requires an intentionally-selected set of psychological tools to craft experiences that are linked to specific values and beliefs, helping participants enter imagined worlds and make them real. Our tools and techinques inspire participants to engage more fully in the narrative—whether it be purely for fun, or to support social or environmental action.
We believe that media, intentionally designed, can support the emergence of planetary consciousness—the knowing as well as the feeling of the vital interconnectivity and interdependence between us all. Story and technology combine to make this vision not only possible, but entertaining! Let’s change the world for the better—together. Learn more about working with us.
Evolutionary Guidance Media is led by award-winning siblings, Dr. Dana Klisanin and Melisca Klisanin. Their combined expertise spans multiple industries with accolades achieved in the fields of media design, psychology, futures studies, education, industrial design, branding, and retail design.
Dana Klisanin leads research & design using the EGM-Integral model; an award-winning psychologist & futurist, she focuses on using digital technology and new media to promote transformative narratives that support human wellbeing and planetary consciousness. Dana's scientific research is published in numerous journals and books across a broad range of topics including conscious media design, futures media, mindfulness, altruism, and heroism in the digital age. Called a “unicorn” by those in the industry, Dana’s expertise is the secret weapon behind many successful media ventures. She practices the ninja path of Dzogchen and enjoys writing and speaking on behalf of the natural world.
Melisca Klisanin leads creative development. A pioneer in "experiential play," her talent has increased the bottom-line for Fortune 500 companies and Mom & Pop shops for two decades. Her creative talent has touched virtually every continent – whether creating experiential events, retail spaces, home environments, gardens & landscapes; branding cosmetics, chocolates, or clothing; designing carpets, baby cribs, or perfumes – she is inspired by nature, technology, and ancient techniques. She practices the ninja path of Anthroposophy and enjoys making art. Her works are in the collections of notables, including Bill and Melinda Gates, Trudie Styler and Sting, Frances McDormand and Joel Coen.