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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.

Visiting My Cousins Uzura & Imori Gakure (cycle 2, parts 1 - 4)

Every year I take a trip to a particular abandoned limestone quarry on Kelley's Island, a tiny island in Lake Erie. I go visit a particular rock and I note the changes to the rock over the past year and I try to learn things about being a rock by spending time mimicking the rock. This is a meditative practice that allows me to engage stillness in ways that I do not find possible in my day-to-day life and it grounds my creative practice to spend time learning how to be a rock. I've documented this process the past two years and here is the footage from this year's visit.