In 2015, Hart Ginsburg founded Digital Tapestries in response to his experiences as a psychotherapist. Inspired by the healing potential of art, he aimed to serve the diverse needs of his clients through interactive books and short films. He soon expanded his visual materials by developing a workshop format, offering film screenings as well as panel discussions. Each of Digital Tapestries’ productions – films, books, and workshops – encourages meaningful dialogue and human connection and encourages participants to reach beyond a surface level response by awakening to their own humanistic capacities.
Since its inception, Digital Tapestries has grown into a team of artists and professionals that draw from digital media, art, social work, psychotherapy, and communications.
Hart Ginsburg works as a psychotherapist focusing on existential and narrative approaches. Outside of psychotherapy, Hart is involved in film and book projects that cover a wide range of topics on humanity and healing. Hart’s approach evolved from his life experiences, incorporating both Eastern, Western, and natural elements into his aesthetic approach. A few of his artistic influences are Charlie Chaplin, Maya Lin, Harry Callahan, and his parents.
Stanley G. McCracken, Ph.D., LCSW
Stan is Senior Lecturer emeritus in the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. He has over forty years’ experience as a clinician, educator, and consultant. He served in the US Army from 1969-1974, as a Vietnamese linguist and a legal clerk. He has written about psychiatric rehabilitation, behavioral pharmacology, behavioral medicine, aging, motivational interviewing, and staff training. His current practice interests include mental health, drug, and medical problems; aging; veterans’ issues; and addressing cross-cultural and spiritual issues in direct practice. He regularly consults with Asian Human Services; Rush University Health and Aging; Lake County Veterans and Families Service Foundation; and the Professional Advisory Group for Advocate Condell Hospital Clinical Pastoral Education.
Community and Workshop Liaison
Caren Jeskey, MA, LCSW is a meditator, flute player and psychotherapist currently residing in Austin Texas, with a wanderlust that will have her in Chicago, New York, LA and other cities in the new year. She teaches yoga, meditation, and leads sound healing experiences for guests of the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin. Caren facilitates musical, meditative journeys in collaboration with screenings of Digital Tapestries films. Feedback from a recent event that Caren led: Participating in the Digital Tapestries meditation event was a beautiful way to hold space with others without the psychic pressures and insecurities that can underly ‘normal’ social encounters. Caren facilitated with calm, eloquence, and grace, and the films of Hart Ginsburg pulled me into a world where everyday moments acquired a glowing mystery. -Kenny Dread, West Cork Ireland. You can reach Caren via email at email@example.com.
Albert Chao is a graphic designer and a video editor. After graduating from Media Design, Albert worked at wedding filming, postcard design, and package design as well. He is a recent video editor to the Digital Tapestries team. As a multilingual, not only English, Chinese and Japanese, he also learning French and Spanish; moreover, he likes to travel and enthusiastic about architecture. That’s how he inspires himself and combines these elements in his design.
Jason Hoban is an audio engineer who specializes in recording, sound design and mixing. He works on media for animations, film, television, radio, and online platforms. Jason earned a Bachelor's of Science in the Recording Arts and a Master's of Science in Entertainment Business. In 2021, he was nominated for best sound design in the Nice International Film Festival.
Andy Inglat is a Los Angeles based video colorist, audio mixer, producer, and singer-songwriter from Muskegon, Michigan. He earned his Bachelor's in Jazz Studies and Vocal Performance from Western Michigan University, where he also studied audio engineering. Playing with various artists from New York to Los Angeles, Andy is a seasoned performer and songwriter with a dynamic falsetto range and diverse vocal style that combines a mix of soul, jazz, and pop. As well as performing on stage, over the past 12 years he has worked for a variety of successful Los Angeles based production companies finalizing color and audio for film and broadcast. As the industry changed to a more fast-paced digital world, Andy has spent the last 4 years working with production companies in the digital streaming space, as well as Independent artists on film and music video. Currently he is the colorist/audio mixer at ATTN, where the focus is to help brands tell meaningful purpose driven stories across a variety of digital and social platforms. When he's not writing or working in the studio, you can also find Andy performing live with International Musicians League, Bonnie Foster Productions, and Ben Mallare Entertainment. Andy's original project, Vinyl Playlist, is set to release it's long awaited 3rd EP “Avalanche” in 2022.
Musician & Vocalist
Kelsey Mira is a globally established performer, session singer, vocal coach, composer, and songwriter based in Los Angeles. She is known for her versatility in singing classical, ethereal, and pop vocals, which has her collaborating on music projects for commercial artists and music libraries not only as a vocalist, but as a respected lyricist and composer. She is the lead vocalist on video games, “Darksiders Genesis,” “Immortals Fenyx Rising,” and “Ori and the Will of the Wisps” during “Luma Pools.” Kelsey is an integral part of Beverly Hills where she has been the resident performer at the famous restaurant, 208 Rodeo on Rodeo Dr and Wilshire Blvd combining original music, pop covers, and opera, and performing for guests from all over the world. During the pandemic, Kelsey has gained recognition online for her Friday night livestreams, including an interview on BBC Radio in the UK, where she has many listeners. Kelsey is currently recording her album and working on music for upcoming video game releases and TV shows, as well as other projects!
Mayuko has spent her career developing innovative digital and print designs as well as web sites for clients across a broad range of industries. She very much enjoys working with ambitious and creative individuals like Digital Tapestries and helps them to achieve goals through forward-thinking designs and strategies. As a native Japanese living in Chicago, she is enthusiastic about networking with like minded individuals and enjoys introducing Japanese culture to people in Chicagoland.
Curation Team Assistant
Danbee (Deb) Kim is a designer, illustrator, and educator. She received her Master’s in Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, where she discovered her passions at the intersection of social justice practice and visual communications. Danbee currently designs and illustrates in partnership with grassroots social movements and other social-change oriented groups.