John Mack is an American artist, photographer, author and founder of the Life Calling Initiative. A frequent speaker at conferences and universities on the subjects of technology, awareness and consciousness, Mack’s examination of these topics will culminate in A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens, an interactive visual art experience exploring humanity’s current migration from the natural world to the virtual world, debuting in New York City this fall.
Most of John’s time is spent developing his newest material: a map of human consciousness that illustrates the analogous phenomenon of inner realities and outer, digital worlds. In the same way a map helps pinpoint a subject in physical space, his model helps pinpoint a subject in metaphysical space. Rather than constituting just a personal development tool, the 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.
Mack was born in 1976 in New York City. Under Life Calling, Mack recently published Notes to Selfie: Bits of Truth in a Phoney World, a volume of thoughts and aphorisms. Mack’s collection of poetry, A Land Between Worlds: The Shifting Poetry of the Great American Landscape, is forthcoming in the fall of 2022, coinciding with A Species Between Worlds. In 2022, he was an honoree of The Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty people changing the world who the world needs to know about. Mack has also served as an adjunct lecturer for the Graduate program at IADE in Lisbon, Portugal.
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.
Mack has been a board member of Fairplay for eight years, 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 currently lives between London and Seville.