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Richard Reiss
Richard Reiss studied political science and philosophy in the Directed
Studies program at Yale, then graduated with a degree in architecture. After college he entered the film business as a cameraman, and later began a career as a director of TV commercials while continuing to study public communications. He's co-founder of two educational non profits: Artist As Citizen and the new City Atlas, which is a collaboration with the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities.

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0 Comments | Posted February 25, 2010 | 12:11 PM

A few days after I got around to seeing James Cameron's film Avatar, a group of young artists unveiled a project of their own called Trade School - a month-long barter for learning experiment in New York City, which concludes on March 1st.

After seeing Avatar...

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Interactive Voting Project Connects New York and Copenhagen on the Last Day of the Conference

0 Comments | Posted December 17, 2009 | 9:12 AM

On Friday morning, 12/18, from 9 AM to 1 PM EST, Artist As Citizen invites the public to try our interactive system connecting New York to Copenhagen.

The system features a robot arm that allows pedestrians in New York to express their demand for a climate agreement by remotely pounding...

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Artist As Citizen: Judge Our Climate Contest

0 Comments | Posted September 23, 2009 | 12:22 PM

I'm the co-founder of a project first announced in Huffington Post, called Artist As Citizen. We connect art students with donors to help them create projects on social issues. There has been quite a gap in my posting here, but we have been busy.

Now, we have a project...

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Climate, Reality, and the Public Imagination

0 Comments | Posted December 10, 2007 | 6:39 PM

Having introduced the Artist As Citizen project in my previous post, I plan to use my next couple of entries to explore how, in a free market democracy, individuals and groups acquire beliefs and make choices. How does a free market democracy communicate? What's the difference between being a...

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Artist As Citizen

0 Comments | Posted November 6, 2007 | 3:09 PM

I'm the co-founder of a project called Artist As Citizen. We connect art students with donors to help them create projects on social issues.


I can answer this two ways.

One way: about a week before the invasion of Iraq, in March, 2003, I was walking...

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