Pieces I've written for other platforms.
For the Birds Trapped in Airports is a forthcoming book project funded by the Illinois DCASE Grant.
This book is a collection of photographs and writings that represents my interest in becoming a better man. The book is inspired by identifying the difference between who I am and who I want to be, the content comprises several demonstrations of me trying to reduce that difference.
People who I have learned a lot from.
The Chicago Perch is a creative platform for sharing ideas.
To: WAKE From: is a collaborative project by Matt Austin and Trevor McNaughton. On October 27, 2012, Matt Austin held a dinner at The Perch in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. 10 copies of his publication WAKE were distributed to ten people of varying relationships to Matt (his brother, his first philosophy professor, his boss, college mentors, etc.), few of which knew each other. Each recipient accepted the responsibility to read the book, sign the included ledger, and log their reading location into this website; they then are expected to pass the publication on to the next person that they think should read it as that person accepts the same responsibilities.
This website displays the origin of the books and the journey that each book has taken up to this point, noting each connection from one chosen reader to another.
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The Shape of Spilled Milk is a book of stories and photographs created by Matt Austin.
Talking with Fear about Dying Tomorrow is a book published by Brandon Alvendia's Silver Galleon Press .
The book was inspired by a 40-day road trip I took in August 2010 and exists as a physical account of my experience: 39 photographs, 58 pages of writing, and recreated ephemera found in my car after the trip.
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