Author, artist and founder of the nonprofit, Life Calling

John MackJohn MackJohn Mack

Author, artist and founder of the nonprofit, Life Calling

About John

John Mack is an author, artist, speaker and founder of the nonprofit, Life Calling, whose mission is to preserve our humanity in the Digital Age. Over the past decade John has brought to the forefront deeper issues of our humanity in light of our increasing dependence on smart-devices and rising AI. In September 2022 Mack debuted Life Calling’s signature program A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens in New York City, a public educational forum and immersive exhibition which serves as an invitation to contemplate our relationship to our devices and the surrounding world while inciting the introspection needed to prevent the loss of our humanity. A boutique version of the exhibition represented the USA Pavilion at London Design Biennale 2023 at Somerset House, endorsed by the US Embassy and supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Mack is author of A Land Between Worlds: The Shifting Poetry of the Great American Landscape, a collection of poetry, and the Life Calling Handbook Series, a series of pocket-sized books that serve to keep us connected to our humanity in the Digital Age. This series includes Notes to Selfie: Bits of Truth in a Phoney World and Notes to Psyche: Mindful Thoughts for Thought-Filled Minds.

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about john mack

Mack was an honoree of The Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty people changing the world who the world needs to know about. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities on the subjects of technology, awareness and consciousness and has served as an adjunct lecturer for the Graduate program of Design at the University of Lisbon. His main lectures include A Walk in the Park: Exploring the Truth of Our Nature and The Future of Space Travel: Ascending Beyond the Gravity of Device. Mack also offers an array of workshops and presentations for nonprofits, universities, and corporations. Additionally, Mack serves as a board member of Fairplay, an organization that strives to create a world where kids can be kids, free from the false promises of marketers and the manipulations of Big Tech. He is a member of The Philanthropy Workshop, The Conduit, Nexus Global and serves as an advisor to Globant’s Be Kind Tech Fund.

Apart from Life Calling, Mack works as a fine art street photographer. He has traveled the world seeking real moments of the human heart and has published two photography books, Revealing Mexico and At Their Home: Marseille. Mack’s photography is represented by the Robert Mann Gallery in New York City.

Much of Mack’s time is spent designing a course curriculum in human awareness which includes the introduction of a never-before-seen map of human consciousness that illustrates the analogous phenomenon of inner realities and outer, digital worlds. Rather than constituting just a personal development tool, this model is meant to be available as an instrument that can be used and developed in multiple fields, such as psychology, anthropology, spirituality, sociology, politics, personal development, relationships, and more.

about john mack

Mack was an honoree of The Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty people changing the world who the world needs to know about. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities on the subjects of technology, awareness and consciousness and has served as an adjunct lecturer for the Graduate program of Design at the University of Lisbon. His main lectures include A Walk in the Park: Exploring the Truth of Our Nature and The Future of Space Travel: Ascending Beyond the Gravity of Device. Mack also offers an array of workshops and presentations for nonprofits, universities, and corporations. Additionally, Mack serves as a board member of Fairplay, an organization that strives to create a world where kids can be kids, free from the false promises of marketers and the manipulations of Big Tech. He is a member of The Philanthropy Workshop, The Conduit, Nexus Global and serves as an advisor to Globant’s Be Kind Tech Fund.

Apart from Life Calling, Mack works as a fine art street photographer. He has traveled the world seeking real moments of the human heart and has published two photography books, Revealing Mexico and At Their Home: Marseille. Mack’s photography is represented by the Robert Mann Gallery in New York City.

Much of Mack’s time is spent designing a course curriculum in human awareness which includes the introduction of a never-before-seen map of human consciousness that illustrates the analogous phenomenon of inner realities and outer, digital worlds. Rather than constituting just a personal development tool, this model is meant to be available as an instrument that can be used and developed in multiple fields, such as psychology, anthropology, spirituality, sociology, politics, personal development, relationships, and more.

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Lectures

Its HAI Time

It’s HAI Time: Ensuring Human-Centeredness Before It’s Too Late

Lecture

Stanford University

CA, USA

May 2023

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The Tools of Our Mind

The Tools of Our Mind

Podcast Episode by Freedom Matters. Host and Producer: Georgie Powell

Freedom Matters

Live on Apple, Anchor, Spotify.

November 10, 2022

John Mack on Why Reality Cannot Actually Be augmented

John Mack on Why Reality Cannot Actually Be “Augmented”

Podcast Episode sponsored by Grand Seiko

At a Distance / The Slowdown

October 24, 2022

Leaping off the Timeline

Leaping off the Timeline . John Mack & Yuval Noah Harari

In Conversation

Awareness 1 on 1

Tel Aviv, Israel

April 20, 2022

Charting Paradise

Charting Paradise

Lecture

GLEX Summit

Azores, Portugal

July 2022

A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park: Exploring the Truth of our Nature

Presentation

The Explorers Club

NYC, USA

April 2022

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The inverse universe

The inverse universe / The vertical homonym

Workshop

IADE

Lisbon, Portugal

December 2021

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Consciousness merges with the algorithm

Presentation

CODA Summit

Scottsdale, AZ

November 2021

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