Since 2016, artist, author and lecturer John Mack has committed himself to addressing one of the most pressing conversations of our times: the ever-increasing imbalance between smart-devices and our humanity. In the interactive photography experience A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens, Mack taps into the power of visual art to enhance awareness and open this all-important conversation to everyone.
A Species Between Worlds is an initiative by Life Calling.
(Compatible with iOS and Android mobile devices. Devices free for loan upon request at cloakroom.)
iOS 14 or Android 8.0.
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The pull of technology has turned into a tether, binding us to our devices and taking us away from the vibrant colors of our nature. But humanity and technology don’t have to be in conflict. Technology has presented us with our greatest opportunities, produced social and cultural innovations, facilitated advances in all sectors, and improved the lives of billions of people. However, if it’s no longer a relationship, if it becomes a dependency, then we’ve lost power to one of our greatest assets.
We know balance and reclaiming our autonomy is possible. So what does that look like? How do we create communities and environments where we can reestablish our power over technology?
ON THE LINE/_ the problem
Our humanity is on the line. In the age of ever-increasing digital dependence, we find ourselves further and further divorced from ourselves, our community, and nature.
CALLING IT OUT/_ vision
We envision a future where we remain grounded in our humanity—no matter the technological environment—ensuring we thrive in all that makes us human, individually, collectively, and with nature
DIALING IN/_ grounded in our humanity
Digital technologies are pulling us from our nature. As this pull intensifies, it behooves us to remain all the more grounded in our humanity. The digital clock is ticking at increasing speeds, prompting us now—more than ever—to show up to life’s calling.
ANSWERING THE CALL/_ expanding self-awareness
We assist in answering the call for expanded self-awareness. This is achieved through self-learning tools, educational programming, community activations and publications that foster and catalyze a more balanced, nuanced and thoughtful perspective as we navigate the Digital Age.
A Species Between Worlds is a signature program by Life Calling.
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