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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.

Tree circles as interfaces between biological and architectural

I just posted the photo-documentation of a walk I recently took near my old neighborhood in Waikīkī. There are 310 images of tree circles showing the diversity of treatments in the urban fabric. Tree circles mark a porosity of the hardscape. They connect the dots of the canopy and reflect the view of what a tree offers to the construction of place. Tree circles are an element of civic heritage because they are a mood-crafting element of the landscape image of the street. They pattern in ways that mark the passage of time in a place with continuity, discontinuity, salience and backgrounding. Take a look at the data set and see if you can spot how the images parse into categories of morphology, placement and variation.