A Signature Program

by Life Calling

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A Signature Program

by Life Calling

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    London Design Biennale 2023
Silicon Valley is designing the world’s future landscape. As flat as our screens may be, virtual universes are quickly replacing the depth of the natural universe. ‘A Species Between Worlds’ reveals the encroaching digital landscape, our attachments to it, and the uncertain fate of our nature.
Since 2016, author and artist John Mack has committed himself to one of the most pressing conversations of our times: the digital takeover of human consciousness. With this perspective, Mack founded Life Calling, a non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving our humanity in the ‘Digital Age.’ In Life Calling’s signature program, ‘A Species Between Worlds’, Mack uses digital game design as a means to highlight the modalities of perception that bring about our disconnection from nature, including clues that might lead us back to our unity with it. With a passion for visually capturing not only the surrounding landscape but also the effects of connecting to either the natural or the virtual, Mack crisscrossed the United States of America, from Maine to Hawaii, photographing over forty-five US National Parks.

Exhibition in numbers

6.000+
Visitors to the exhibition
Total online engagements
23.275
2.109.164
Combined digital reach
Programming RSVPs
Join Artist, Author and Founder of Life Calling, John Mack at the London Design Biennale convening leaders across academia, arts and culture, business and technology for an afternoon of idea sharing, introspection and discussion exploring our relationship with existing and emerging digital technologies.
1.500+
Remapping our Nature in the Digital Age
Join Artist, Author and Founder of Life Calling, John Mack at the London Design Biennale convening leaders across academia, arts and culture, business and technology for an afternoon of idea sharing, introspection and discussion exploring our relationship with existing and emerging digital technologies.
Remapping our Nature in the Digital Age

LDB 2023

USA Pavilion Exhibition photo gallery
In this installation Duratrans printing and lightbox framing take on the character of large flatscreens, while weathered wooden frames remind visitors of a sensual, natural quality of a fading past. With this juxtaposition, combined with a custom-designed augmented reality app, Mack explores who we are in relation to our environment and looks for clues as to whether or not a balance between nature and today's increasingly seductive technology can be attained.
London Design Biennale 2023, Jun. 2023 was supported by:
bloomberg philanthropieslondon design biennale 2023
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