Links and love!

For almost 5 years, WhyTheNose? has grown from a single act of rebellion to an intentional #lovestunt that’s traveled to over 30 countries. Along the way, we’ve picked up a number of press mentions!

Here’s a few press links of note:

Our Red Nose Day USA fun made the Huffington Post Good News section!

Clown Nose Whythenose #onejoy


Recently, I did a hour long, freefall podcast with David Ralph of the show, “Join Up Dots” where we dig into the motivation, inspiration and spirituality of WhyTheNose? and the Burning Man culture behind it!

joinupdots - Clown Nose Whythenose #onejoy

WhyTheNose? is in the official Burning Man documentary, Spark: A Burning Man Story…here’s the exclusive clip from iTunes. When Spark launched on iTunes, it was #1 in the Documentary category for over 2 months! Watch WhyTheNose? CLOWN the MAN as an art statement goes viral on a global scale across the Burning Man network of events!

WhyTheNose? also inspired a top creative Google Executive to base his 2014 TedX talk around the Nose, contending it motivates and builds community, while he passed out 600 Noses to the attendees:

To quote John Militello of YouTube’s ZOO Agency:

“I want the “Never Been Done Before” is a cry I often hear. In fact, it’s a demand. Everyone wants to “disrupt” and change the world. Today, that’s easier said than done. It may sound silly but I know one guy who is changing things and creating an environment allowing people to gather and do the never been done before, or at least attempting to. That guy is Tex Allen.

Tex Allen is dedicated to wearing a clown nose with the simple goal of making people simple. He has done so much more. He has inspired people to come together and “Join In”. Allowing people from all backgrounds, from Burning Man to Main Street, to build an instant community.
Today when you need a cross functional team to come together to solve a problem you need to find a way to get everyone to work as one. I use ice breakers to jump start the process. Adding in the nose with ice breakers puts us all in the same boat and helps to build community instantly.

To help me illustrate how important community is to changing the world I used Tex’s nose in my most recent TEDx Talk with a group of over 600 attendees. I was a success and became a running theme throughout the day’s event.”

We were interviewed by the Vallejo Times Herald recently!
Click the photo below from the FRONT PAGE to read the article:

Clown Nose Whythenose #onejoy

And interviewed us for the “Consciousness” category…THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY!
Click their photo of Cat below for the interview:

Clown Nose Whythenose #onejoy

The OAKLAND TRIBUNE recently interviewed us too!

Conspirinormal Podcast interviewed me about Burning Man and the Nose, listen to it HERE at iTunes!

Rolling Stone Magazine’s 2013 coverage of Symbiosis

WhyTheNose made an entry at the Burning Blog, Burning Man’s Official site

Thanks Laughing Squid, we are SO honored!  (also on G+ here with great comments)

Metafilter picked us up…

Neatormama loves the nose? WOW, too cool!

Joonbug is into “cool sh*t” and we’re very happy to agree, thanks!

Clown Forum gives us some love, YAY!

DocPop, a San Francisco new-media eccentric and Social Media SuperDuperStar wears a Nose

BoingBoing! loved the SantaClown video!

Right This Minute TV found WhyTheNose and did an interview!