Dr Patricia Morgan is currently a contract researcher, most recently working on issues related to the impacts of connectivity through ICT, and the use of contemplative practices in healthcare settings. She also continues her own research into first-person contemplative experience and learning. This work evolved from an early interest in the impacts of trance video, which began in arts research with the Otago School of Medicine in 1994. She has recently completed a fellowship with the Mind and Life Institute, Massachusetts, USA, in which she worked to translate the idiosyncratic and metaphorical ‘languages’ that practitioners use to describe foundational stages of pre-conceptual and somatic learning through contemplation. Throughout the three parts of her career, as an artist, community developer and academic she has maintained an interest in social justice issues, which began with the discrimination she experienced as a young single parent.