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About John Lobell John Lobell has a widely ranging mind, addressing the fundamental role of Creativity in our lives, and how new technologies changes our consciousness, which in turn leads to cultural paradigm shifts affecting every corner of our lives.

Lobell attended the college and the school of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a professor of architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked or studied with some of the major creative and cultural figures of the twentieth century, including mythologist Joseph Campbell; architects Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi; Buddhist masters Chogyam Trungpa, Robert Thurman, and the Dalai Lama; and Tai Chi master Cheng Man-Ch’ing.

Lobell works in the fields of creativity, consciousness studies, cultural theory, mythology, architecture, Buddhism, and information theory, and consults on high profile technology projects. He is the author of numerous articles and has lectured throughout the country. Lobell lectures widely and has published numerous articles and reviews.

His books include Between Silence and Light: Spirit in the Architecture of Louis I. Kahn and Joseph Campbell: The Man and His Ideas. He is a cofounder of the Web site,, which looks at mythology and movies.

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