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John Staughton
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A hot Chicago start-up that wants to bring lazy luxury to the masses. One of my favorite interviews (and companies) in recent memory.
Instead of traipsing between two or three stores in the frustrated haze of what could have been a relaxing Sunday morning, Chicagoans now have a sweet solution that hits the spot—even if you’re not hungry.
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Some artists create beauty, while others, like Corrie White, find beauty all around us and simply bring it into focus. Check out her remarkably beautiful liquid drop art in my latest article on the stranger side of art.
The rise of digital technology has expanded the range of visual art to unimaginable levels in recent years. Without ultra-sensitive photography, the mind-blowing organic forms of Corrie White's liquid drop art would be impossible. Luckily, the combination of creativity and technology has allowed her to make quite a splash in the art world, and the mesmerizing dance of water and gravity that she is able to capture makes for some truly unforgettabl...
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Have you stumbled over a man in a tuxedo sitting on a toilet last time you went swimming? If not, you're going to the wrong beach...check out these stupendously strange living sculptures by Andrew Baines!
There's nothing like putting on your Sunday finest, breaking out your cello, and walking into the ocean for an orchestral concert. That might sound strange to you, but for Australian artist Andrew Baines, it sounds like just another day at the office. His living sculptures juxtapose normal people in strange and unexpected settings, usually involving sand, surf, and a healthy touch of Surrealism.
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There are two ways to look at the world, as though nothing is art, or as thought everything is art. Turkish artist Sakir Gokcebag clearly believes in the latter.
Albert Einstein once said, "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." Turkish artist Sakir Gokcebag tweaks that slightly with his common object art installations, clearly stating that there are two other ways to live your life, as though nothing is art, or as though everything is art. You can probably guess which perspective he holds.
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Tear your college posters off the wall. Spanish artist Alejandro de Antonio has something for you to show off your musical taste like an adult.
Movie stars and the Gods of Rock 'n' Roll are used to seeing their faces plastered all over the world, but Alejandro de Antonio has put their faces somewhere they have probably never been. Depending on their particular artistic field, this talented Spanish artist creates their likeness on a canvas that makes sense, including old-school vinyl records and the metal canisters that film reels used to be stored in. His work is about as close to art im...
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Who says pictures are only snapshots of an instant? The stunning photography of Fong Qi Wei is the subject of my latest article on the weird world of art...
Photography 2.0 - Time is A Dimension
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One of my recent articles from Innovation Insider. People solving problems for those that need it most.
Jail Education Solutions used to believe that educational videos were the answer to inmate education (and ultimately, inmate re-integration into society). Then it shifted its focus to Edovo, their tablet-based educational platform that has elevated the company and its altruistic vision to the national spotlight.
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In this modern era where everything is getting smaller, faster, and more complex, Lori Nix's unbelievably small worlds fit right in, although you can't fit much into them....
Architects, designers, and engineers may create the world around us, but it takes an incredibly talented artist to fool a viewer into believing that they are looking at the real world, when they are actually looking at something that could fit inside a shoe box. Lori Nix creates tiny universes that could fit in a suitcase, showing that size really doesn't matter when it comes to modern art.
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Some men just want to watch the suburbs burn....the fascinating and thought-provoking art of Ian Strange.....
The suburbs hold a certain amount of nostalgia for many people, but Australian artist Ian Strange has a bizarre relationship with that icon of the middle class - he likes to burn them down. His body of work juxtaposes large-scale installation art, video footage, symbolism, and towering infernos as a means of breaking down the constructions of society, in more ways than one.
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Celebrities are strange enough as it is, but Marie-Lou Desmeules wraps their image around normal people and things get even stranger....
The next time a trendy hipster next to you says that they are "really into art", ask them if they would like to be inside some art. If so, they might be the perfect model for Marie-Lou Desmeules' fascinating and slightly disturbing Living Sculptures, which take a shot at society and our standards of 'beauty' with their plastic facades of celebrities on top of actual people.
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My latest article on art, advertising, and the delicate lines we've built between them. Get your morning fill of philosophy, free of charge!
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See what crustaceans are doing inside these castles and citsycapes from Japanese artist Aki Inomata!
Weight of the World: Hermit Crab Shell Art!
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Freelance Writer
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Writing, Editing, Thinking Critically
Employment
  • Self-Employed
    Freelance Writer, present
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Chicago
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Joker, Smoker, Writer, Dreamer.
Introduction
I've been wandering from one side of the world to the other for the past few years, and now find myself back on solid ground, finally putting words on paper and chasing down dreams.
Bragging rights
Survived a year in Japan, two years as an art dealer, and a whole lifetime as myself.
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    English, 2005 - 2009
  • Goldsmiths College
    Philosophy/Theatre, 2008
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