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Surface Magazine

September 2022

John Mack: A Species Between Worlds

Surface Magazine

Taking inspiration from the cultural fervor ignited by Pokémon Go when it launched in 2016, the photographer fuses the virtual landscapes of the cult-favorite AR game with his own striking nature photography. Described by Mack as “gamified meditation,” the experience blurs the lines between the virtual and physical worlds, where viewers interact with his photography through avatars of themselves in an app-based environment. (…)”

Time Out New York

September 2022

This new Chelsea gallery show will make you rethink your relationship with your cellphone

Rossilynne Skena Culgan

“Called “A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens,” it’s a free exhibition running through September 30 at Skylight Modern (537 West 27th Street) that explores our relationship with our smart devices. The two-story show features photography and poetry by John Mack presented alongside a month-long forum with high-profile speakers, including Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen and Yuval Noah Harari, the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. (…)”

The Observer

September 2022

John Mack Makes Art for a World Online Seven Hours a Day

Rachyl Jones

“When a prison gets bigger, it’s still a prison,” artist John Mack said of the metaverse. His exhibit "A Species Between Worlds" is at the Skylight Modern studio space in New York. (…)

The Slowdown

September 2022

An Exhibition Ponders Technology’s Grip on Human “Reality”

Jack Meyer

“In 2016, a stampede of people flooded the streets of Taipei, stopping garbage trucks and buses in the wake of their single-minded pursuit. What unified so many to disrupt the rhythms of everyday life couldn’t be seen by anyone outside of the crowd (…)”

The Village Voice

August 2022

Artist and author John Mack to debut his immersive exhibition and forum A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens in New York City this September

WRITTEN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHARLIE ASHDOWN
“Artist, author, and lecturer John Mack is to present his month-long immersive exhibition and forum A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens in New York City’s Chelsea district during September 2022. (…)”

Widewalls

August 2022

An Immersive Exhibition in New York Explores Our Relationship with Our Smart Devices

Kame Hame
“Games, shopping, news, messaging, everything we need to lead "happy lives" fits inside a smart device. There is an infinite world of choices on our mobile phones just waiting for us to pick and click. Humanity, faced with so many easily accessible options, is slowly turning its back on the real world in favor of the "magical" possibilities of digital reality. (…)”

Untapped New York.

August 2022

GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF ‘A SPECIES BETWEEN WORLDS’ EXHIBITION

UNTAPPED NEW YORK
“A digital reality exists within our physical reality, forever asking humanity to divide its attention between both spaces. As the technological world invites new innovations, humanity continues to ask itself where the intersection between humanity and technology must meet. In photographer John Mack’s newest exhibition, A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens, he guides visitors through a meditation on this very question. The exhibition is free to the public and open until September 30. (…)”

Photograph Magazine

August 2022

John Mack: A SPECIES BETWEEN WORLDS: OUR NATURE, OUR SCREENS

Photograph Magazine
“September 1 - September 30
Artist, author, and lecturer John Mack announces a month-long immersive exhibition A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens. Over the month of September, the exhibition examines the intersection of humanity and technology via a gamified meditation experience aimed at restoring balance between ourselves and our smart devices. A Species Between Worlds also serves as a forum featuring a rich program of talks and events, free to the public, that will convene thought leaders from around the world on the increasingly slippery boundary between our humanity and our technology. (…)”

Fast Company Events

August 2022

Session Details: Fast Company Innovation Festival 2022

Fast Company Events

“Hosted by Skylight
Featuring John Mack, Author and Lecturer, Life Calling Initiative; Artist of A Species Between Worlds (…)”

FAD Magazine

August 2022

ARTIST, AUTHOR, AND LECTURER JOHN MACK ANNOUNCES A MONTH-LONG IMMERSIVE EXHIBITION A SPECIES BETWEEN WORLDS: OUR NATURE, OUR SCREENS.

Mark Westall

“Artist, author, and lecturer John Mack announces a month-long immersive exhibition A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens. Over the month of September, the exhibition examines the intersection of humanity and technology via a gamified meditation experience aimed at restoring balance between ourselves and our smart devices. (…)”

Sphere

August 2022

Machine Yearning: John Mack on digital desire

Andy Morris

“Humans are a species between worlds" explains artist, author and lecturer John Mack of his brand new exhibition. "We’reon a mass-migration from the natural world to the digital world, abdicating our natural spaces while expanding digital ones. Smartphones, designed to be tools, have become our reality - and with every swipe, tap and pinch, our humanity is being exported, little by little. (…)”

International Business Times

August 2022

Life Calling: The Illustrious New Movement Tasked With Rescuing Us From The Tyranny Of Tech

IBT UK Contributor

“John Mack is a man on a mission. Having spent the last two decades working as a photographer in Mexico, France and most recently Spain, Mack is now swapping the photography life for an altogether different one. He has become an author, poet and campaigner during the inexorable rise of technology, who wants to wake up the human race before it sleepwalks into total digital enslavement. (…)”

Hypebeast

2022

‘A Species Between Worlds’ Is an Immersive Exhibition Coming to NYC This September

Shawn Ghassemitari

“In 2016, there was a stampede that occurred in Taipei due to the global frenzy surrounding Pokémon GO. Around that time, visual artist and author John Mack was inspired by the incident. (…)"

The Explorers Club

2022

The Explorers Club 50

Richard Garriott de Cayeux

50 people changing the world who the world needs to know about (…)

2022

Life Calling presents A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens.

“An immersive exhibition and forum examines the intersection of humanity and technology. Debuting in September 2022, in New York City The Work of Artist and Author John Mack, A Species Between Worlds is an Experience Grounded in Technology, Photography and Psychology. (…)”
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