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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.

Petromimicry

This project looks at things that appear to be rocks but which are not rocks. It is a multi-sensory, participatory experience in which the rocks themselves become implements for mark-making - reflecting on the fact that the rocks themselves are traces of human activity. Participants are drawn to inquiry as they engage with the texture, smell, and sound of the rocks. 

Petromimicry (cycle 1). clay, chalk, wax, paper, iron, salt, cedar, foam (dimensions variable), 2014

Petromimicry (cycle 1). clay, chalk, wax, paper, iron, salt, cedar, foam (dimensions variable), 2014