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Welcome, fellow rock dwelling chimps

Daniel Broughan is an artist and storyteller. Creator of 4 childrens picture books and currently building fun, educational software for kids with Reading.com. His crypto artwork is on display in the Async Gallery and he (mostly) does all this in the pursuit of ignorance without getting too serious.

What does it mean to pursue ignorance?

When it comes to epistemology (the study of what knowledge even is and how it comes to be), there is no finish line in sight. Our perception of base reality comes from the fallibile interpretations of the tiny electrical neurons firing in our brains. We do not experience base reality. This distorted perception cannot be ignored. The best we can do is try reduce some uncertainty here and there, and sure have a bit of a laugh while we're at it.

"Education is not about filling buckets. It's about lighting fires."

W. B. Yeats

For example, when it comes to education, we beat facts into our children and have them take tests based on this rote memory. We don't question our perceptions of the world enough. Instead, we should openly embrace our discomfort of ignorance and ignite our natural curiosities to pursue what we do not yet know.

"Art should not tell you how to think.
It should inspire more questions."

Daniel said says that. Annoyingly often.

Who is Daniel Broughan?

Daniel is an artist and storyteller in the pursuit of ignorance.

While most artists tend to specialize in one particular craft, Daniel's curiosity spans multiple media, such as picture books, philosophy, epistemology, coding, painting, software design, illustration and of course physics.

โ€œPrinciples for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses- especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.โ€

Leonardo Da Vinci

Daniel has just completed his 4th picture book, Shush Robot! and is currently working on the next one, Leap!. He is also creating an exciting new children's educational app with teaching.com, which will be released in 2021.

Back in 2015, Daniel had a successful Kickstarter for his Peak Story Picture Book Trilogy and has since been pushing the exploration of his artistic style and voice. As a visual artist and storyteller, the underlying themes throughout Daniel's works is his search for understanding of what it truly means to be human, with a gansey load of his Irish humor.

Daniel grew up in ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland on the outskirts of Dublin and as a spanking new ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US citizen, currently lives in Wisconsin with his wife and three children.

unaware; unmindful; unconcious;
obliviouschimp.com is my playground. I make stuff I care about, which has an underlying theme of curiously exploring what it means to be human. Like ๐Ÿ“š children's books, ๐ŸŽฎ educational games, โœ๏ธ cerebral comics, ๐Ÿ‘พ crypto art, and the list keeps flowing. I send out a ๐Ÿ’Œ behind-the-scenes email once a month (ish) to let you know what I've been experimenting with. There's no plan, no structure, just a natural curiosity and sharing the ride.

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Shush Robot!Now available for {$12.99}

Some stuff I've created

Shush Robot!

Hilarious shout-out-loud wordplay experience focused on igniting self-expression

Crypto Art

A collection of my NFT works available now

Coming soon

Action > Theory!

For grownups
Alex and Astro

A cerebral comic series

The Dad List

Free, easy, and fun games to play with your kids when you just can't think of what to play

Animal Tees

Premium tees and other merchandise

Peak Story Trilogy (2015)

A picture book trilogy that shows anything of value requires persistence and love

Chimp Illustrations

Getting loose with lines

Educational Software & Games

Helping children learn via technology

Chimp in a cloud

The oblivious chimp

Irish people talk funny!

The mannerisms of an eclectic bunch

Best of the best

A collection of research from the best minds

Start here

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