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Yahoo Finance, June 2023

Immersive Exhibit, A.I. VERSUS HUMANITY launches at and in partnership with London Design Biennale for A.I. thought-leadership Forum at Somerset House

PR Newswire
“Following his recent US address at Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centred AI in California, John Mack and his non-profit, Life Calling, will take the London stage with lectures and discussion exploring the human relationship with existing and emerging digital technologies. Themed “AI will never surpass our humanity”, Mack will extend his unique stance on such complex issues on humanity and psychology vis a vis the digital age. (…)”
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Aesthetica Magazine, June 2023

Are Humans a species between worlds?

Aesthetica Magazine

“Humans are a species between worlds,” John Mack says. “Smartphones, designed to be tools, have become our reality — and with every swipe, tap and pinch, our humanity is being exported, little by little. (…)

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SME Magazine, May 2023

Life Calling founder John Mack speaks at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered AI

SME Magazine

“Author and artist John Mack addressed Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered AI on Wednesday, May 10 on the rise of AI, the existential threat it poses to humanity, and the opportunity for a deeper connection to ourselves (…)”

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BusinessMatters, April 2023

Calling It Out: Our use of mobile phones is the seed to irreversible climate change

BusinessMatters

What might the world’s first mobile phone call, made on this day 50 years ago, have to do with irreversible climate change? asks author and artist John Mack, founder of Life Calling (…)

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Time Out New York, September 2022

This new Chelsea gallery show will make you rethink your relationship with your cellphone

Rossilynne Skena Culgan

“Called “A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens,” it’s a free exhibition running through September 30 at Skylight Modern (537 West 27th Street) that explores our relationship with our smart devices. The two-story show features photography and poetry by John Mack presented alongside a month-long forum with high-profile speakers, including Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen and Yuval Noah Harari, the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. (…)”

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International Business Times, August 2022

Life Calling: The Illustrious New Movement Tasked With Rescuing Us From The Tyranny Of Tech

IBT UK Contributor

John Mack is a man on a mission. Having spent the last two decades working as a photographer in Mexico, France and most recently Spain, Mack is now swapping the photography life for an altogether different one. He has become an author, poet and campaigner during the inexorable rise of technology, who wants to wake up the human race before it sleepwalks into total digital enslavement. (…)”

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2022 June

Life Calling presents A Species Between Worlds: our Nature, our Screens.

“An immersive exhibition and forum examines the intersection of humanity and technology.
Debuting in September 2022, in New York City
The Work of Artist and Author John Mack, A Species Between Worlds is an Experience Grounded in Technology, Photography and Psychology. (…)”
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2021 December

Announcing the Creation of Life Calling Initiative

“The Life Calling Initiative was announced today in New York City.. It responds to our increasing reliance on technology in the Digital Age, and the various challenges this reliance presents to humanity. Our new technological tools may be moving us away from the experience of the natural world. The newly established Life Calling Initiative explores this nexus of new technology and human behavior. Its fundamental mission is to both raise awareness and to develop educationalstrategies to best avert these dangers. (…)”

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