Lauren Greenfield: The Influence of Affluence

Lauren Greenfield: The Influence of Affluence

"The effect of seeing affluent lifestyles on television has been proven to a) make people think more people have that kind of lifestyle than really do, so it’s a distorted view of what’s normal but b) it also stimulates desire for those things."
—Lauren Greenfield (John Adams Institute)
Sage Sohier: Witness to Beauty

Sage Sohier: Witness to Beauty

"It’s easier not to be so beautiful, to be able to move through life a bit under the radar, and to be able to focus on what you feel really matters, rather than have to deal with the distraction of other people’s intense focus on your appearance."
—Sage Sohier (GUP Magazine)
Elizabeth Heyert: The Bound

Elizabeth Heyert: The Bound

"Somebody wants the experience of completely giving up responsibility – in every way. [...] You give it up, and you can go to this place they call ‘subspace’, which is somewhere in your head apart from your body."
—Elizabeth Heyert (GUP Magazine)
Mandy Smith: The Use of a Blank Piece of Paper

Mandy Smith: The Use of a Blank Piece of Paper

“I guess with any creative person, you’ve always got this bombardment of insecurity when you’re analyzing your own work. So there’s always some sort of insecurity with it, but that’s what pushes you to your next project because you’ve never really solved the use of the blank piece of paper.”
—Mandy Smith (TEDxAmsterdam)
Coralie Vogelaar: Pattern Recognition

Coralie Vogelaar: Pattern Recognition

"When an image is duplicated a lot, then we recognize it as an archetype, so then we duplicate it a lot. And then because it’s duplicated a lot, it’s being viewed a lot, and this has an influence in our brain."
—Coralie Vogelaar (GUP Magazine)