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Leveling the playing field of public discourse.

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What‘s the concept?

EYE TO EYE Flashcards is an intersectional learning tool and a means of public engagement that seeks to level the playing field of public discourse and invite everyone into the conversations that matter most in our society.

What‘s in the box?

Mind-blowing concepts from some of our greatest thinkers broken down into words that everyday people who don't have PhDs can understand.


Get the gist!


Each deck includes 50 flashcards with academic quotes, lay-speech translations, and engagement questions, as well as a suggested uses page, and a list of full citations.

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Who made it?

Noël Jones, a slinger and slayer of lingo, is a learning experience designer and interpretation specialist, who designed the Gender & Sex Edition as part of her masters program in New Arts Journalism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, while working in Learning and Public Engagement at the Art Institute of Chicago.


EYE TO EYE Flashcards evolved from an assignment for a class called Publishing As A Creative Practice, and her research set her on fire to find new ways to break down the barriers of exclusive language and engage as many people as possible in the conversations that matter most in our society.

She's grateful for the support of her professors and cohort, as well as friends, family, museum colleagues, and investors in the EYE TO EYE Kickstarter page that funded the project. Jones is currently researching future topics for the series.


Future topics: The Economy, Media Literacy, Sustainability

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We couldn't have done it without your support. Many thanks to all who supported this project — watch the original Kickstarter video!

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