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I'M INTERESTED IN HELPING PEOPLE EXPERIENCE THE WORLD IN NEW WAYS. 

My upcoming book Hacking Experience: New Tools from Cognitive Science for Artists is in preparation for Punctum Books (NYC). It's a book that translates cognitive science into tools that radically enhance the way artists tell stories. I design experiences in the physical world as a form of myth making by harnessing attention and spatial rhetoric. I'm also principal designer for Geologic Cognition Society, a post-disciplinary research-driven design group. I've lived in ChicagoEngland, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, and Hawai'i (among other places), Hawaii made the most sense to me. At the moment, I live in Ohio and I'm exploring the Great Lakes region for a few projects I'm wrapping up.

Find me on Twitter @RyanDewey, or get in touch here.

Geologic Agency and Geographical Urbanism

The Ko‘olau Range intermingles with neighborhoods of Honolulu. [Image: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “Frame: 2109” [aerial photograph]. Scale ~1in:1km. Flight line No: 018. 16/5/00. Downloaded from http://magis.manoa.hawaii.edu/viewer/ on 15/2/14. ]

The Ko‘olau Range intermingles with neighborhoods of Honolulu. [Image: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “Frame: 2109” [aerial photograph]. Scale ~1in:1km. Flight line No: 018. 16/5/00. Downloaded from http://magis.manoa.hawaii.edu/viewer/ on 15/2/14. ]

If you read MONU Magazine, you're familiar with their approach to content: every issue takes the term "Urbanism" paired with a descriptor that focuses on some theme at the forefront of urban theory.  This next issue is MONU #20 Geographical Urbanism (releasing in April), and I have an article in it titled: Agency and the Multifaceted Stories of Hybrid Places. The article explores how a variety of dimensions of hybrid places and our interactions with those places work to animate landscape and to help us understand civic time with respect to geologic time.  I'll post a link to the issue when it publishes.